Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage will be this month's guest at the "Meet the Minister" program of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL). Minister Gamage will participate on the 'Meet the Minister' program for an interactive session with the business community on Thursday, 23 June from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber Auditorium in Colombo.
Participants of the program will get the opportunity to have a close interaction with the Minister and discuss future plans, developments and projects in the primary industries sector and provide suggestions and views of the business community.
Poson full moon poya religious activities took place at sacred Digawapi Rajamaha Vihara today, organized by Daya Sarana Development Foundation of minister Daya Gamage and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage, and Digawapi reconstruction committee.
Chief incumbent Ven. Mahaoya Sobhitha Thera carried out the observances. Among the participants was minister Dr. Wijedasa Rajapakse. Invoking merits on the late Ven. Nannapurawe Buddharakkhitha Thera also took place.
Steps will be taken for the eastern province to contribute 10 per cent to the national economy by 2020, said minister Daya Gamage in parliament today. At present, the province’s contribution to the national economy is 5.89 pc. The minister also said that all of the 71,286 displaced in Ampara district have now been resettled.
The district will need 63,000 permanent houses, and that requirement will be completed by 2020 too, he said.A sum of Rs. 263 billion is available to assist the resettled people, said minister Gamage.