Sri Lanka exports jump on EU, US demand for garments.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:02
The Central Bank says country’s trade deficit narrowed substantially this year thanks to increased demand for clothing exports to the United States and Europe. Exports jumped 16.8 percent to 5.44 billion dollars in the first six months of calendar 2014 compared to the same period last year.
A quarter of the farmers hit by the prevailing drought have already been paid compensation.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:01
The Insurance Trust Fund says all the farmers who have been hit by the prevailing drought will be paid compensation. Working Director of the Fund W.H. Piyadasa noted that quarter of the affected farmers has been paid with compensation so far.
The Presidential Commission on Missing Persons visited Kurukkalmadam.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 20:59
The Presidential Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons visited Kurukkalmadam in Batticaloa which is alleged to be a place that has been used by the LTTE terrorists to kill the people. It is believed that bodies of a large number of people have been buried there.
The UPFA says it conducts election propaganda campaign according to the election rules.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 18:22
General Secretary of the UPFA Minister Susil Premajayanth says they conduct election propaganda campaign according to the election rules. An opposition political party accuses the UPFA of violating election laws.
Measures have been taken to minimize possible frauds in the pension process
Thursday, 21 August 2014 21:00
Director General of the Pensions Department Sunil Hettiarachchi says measures have been taken to minimize possible frauds in the pension process. Hence, the system of making payments to the pensioners has been simplified.
Two Deputy Ministers sworn in before the President
Thursday, 21 August 2014 18:23
Members of Parliament Prabha Ganeshan and P. Digambaran were sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksa today as the Deputy Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology and Deputy Minister of National Languages and Social Integration respectively.
Sathosa will purchase local potatoes at a certified price of 80 rupees a kilo.
Thursday, 21 August 2014 18:21
Chairman of Sathosa Nalin Fernando says a kilo of local potatoes will be purchased at a certified price of 80 rupees from the farmers from tomorrow. Purchasing centers have been set up in Welimada, Badulla and other two agrarian services centers.