After 12 years, Cey-Nor launched its first large-scale fishing vessel larger than 60 ft in length. Approximately 1,480 multiday fishing vessels are engaged in deep sea fishing on international waters. However, 40% of the harvested fish remain unfit for consumption due to the inadequacy of facilities in these fishing vessels.
Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake has planned to introduce the program organized by the Ministry of Rural Economy to develop the rural economy to the Galle District.
Marking the end of the 2016/2017 Sri pada season, the Casket carrying the sacred relics and the statue of God Saman will be brought back to the Galpoththawela Sripada Rajamaha Viharaya from Sri padaya (Adam’s Peak) by a vehicle parade (perahara)after the Vesak full moon poya day.
An event organized by the ‘Vishwa Shakthi’ foundation to grant dry rations to low income families was held recently under the patronage of Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake at the Cultural Center in Ketapala, Elpitiya.
The government has taken a decision to install solar energy in state institutions within two years. “After 2019 all government buildings would be powered by solar energy”, Chairman of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) Keerthi Wickramaratne said.
The Samurdhi Development Department expects to establish daycare centers for elders under all 1074 Samurdhi Bank branches island wide by the end of this year according to a concept of Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare S.B. Dissanayake.