The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with CMA-CGM Shared Service Centre Lanka (Pvt) Ltd to set up a business processing outsource center to provide services to the export market. The agreement was signed by Dr. Lakshman Jayaweera, Chairman of Board of Investment of Sri Lanka and C S Ananda, Director CMA-CGM Shared Services. The investment will total US$2.4 million and will generate 750 employment opportunities in the first year and possibilities to grow up total capacity of 2000 staff.
Construction of 50, 000 housing units for estate workers was inaugurated at a function held at the Delkin Estate in Baduraliya on Tuesday (23rd September). These houses are being constructed under a concept of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to provide shelter to the homeless. The inauguration of the estate housing development programme was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Plantation and Industries by the Urban Development Authority. Mahinda Samarasinghe Minister of Plantation and Industries graced the occasion as the Chef Guest.
Suspected ISI operatives Arun Selvarajan, Sakir Hussain, Sivabalan, Mohammad Salim and Rafiq were on Thursday produced before a Poonamallee special court which extended their custody and remanded them in Puzhal prison.
The continuing application of capital punishment is a “primitive” practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared on Sept.25, as they pressed global leaders to set course towards abolishing the death penalty and advancing a more progressive judicial agenda in their respective States.
We cannot afford to let fear keep us away, the President of Ghana on Sept.25 told the United Nations General Assembly calling for a sustained, coordinated international effort to stem the outbreak of the Ebola virus which he calls a “disease of isolation.”