An agreement of understanding between the government and the private sector to strengthen the local agricultural sector.

An agreement of understanding has been signed between the government and the private sector to strengthen the local agricultural sector. The agreement anticipates to expedite the production of local bee honey, cucumber, tomatoes and passion fruit. The aim is to fulfil 50 percent of the local bee honey requirement. Currently the national agricultural expansion programmes are being implemented in 12 … [Read more...]

Many agricultural programmes to provide jobs for youth in the Uva province are being implemented.

Provincial Director of Agriculture R.M. Nandasiri says that many agricultural programmes for the provision of self employment for youth in the Uva province have commenced. He further says that financial allocations, training and technical facilities are being provided by the department of agriculture on the basis of 50 percent contribution. 50 million rupees have been set a side in the initial … [Read more...]

BJP leader Swamy hits back at Jaya

A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha slammed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy in a letter to the Prime Minister saying that Swamy had asked Sri Lanka not to release the fishermen, Swamy has hit back at Jaya dismissing the allegations.Swamy said, Jaya's allegations are baseless and he had not asked Sri Lanka not to release the fishermen. … [Read more...]

Sri Lanka has a special place in the hearts of the Chinese people – Assistant FM of China

Sri Lanka has a special place in the hearts of the Chinese people as the country helped China when new China was established, despite the embargo from western countries, Assistant Foreign Minister of China Liu Jianchao said.These incidents happened in the early fifties but they are still fresh in the hearts of the Chinese people, the Assistant Foreign Minister said.He added that China will focus … [Read more...]

Cutoff marks for the University entrance this year will be released by the end of this week.

University Grants Commission says cutoff marks for the University entrance this year will be released by the end of this week. Chairman of the UGC Prof. Mrs. Kshanika Hirimburegama says first stage of the leadership training for the new University entrance will begin on Sunday. After this training the new students will be enrolled for the studies. First year studies in Medical and Engineering … [Read more...]

The President says the UPFA government headed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party could consolidate the freedom to the whole nation.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has a historical heritage to celebrate the 63rd anniversary in the Uva province where historical battles were fought for the freedom of the country. The UPFA government headed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party could consolidate the freedom to the whole nation by winning the expectation of 1818 fight carried out by Weera Keppetipola although … [Read more...]

Postal voting of the Uva Provincial Council election will commence tomorrow and the day after.

Postal voting of the Uva Provincial Council election will be held on tomorrow and day after. Deputy Election Commission M.M. Mohammad stated that other Colombo based government servants from Uva Province can cast their vote at the Election Secretariat at Rajagiriya. 30,657 applicants have been qualified for postal votes of the Uva Provincial Council election. 19,164 government servants out of … [Read more...]