Deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage has strongly censured inefficient public officials and advised them not to let the government get the blame for their shortcomings. She made the observations after officers came nearly one hour late for the recent Padiyatalawa regional development committee meeting that was due to begin at 10.00 am. The deputy minister warned that doors would be closed for officers coming late for the meeting.
A team of representatives of the South Asian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in Tourism met with minister Daya Gamage at the primary industries ministry at Battaramulla yesterday for discussions.
President of the association Mirza Nurul Ghani Shovon and other Indian and Bangladeshi entrepreneurs expressed interest in investing in Sri Lanka’s primary industries sector and in the import-export trade.Ministry secretary Bandula Wickramaratne and former president of ASMET Sam Teagal also participated.
‘Daya Pura’ in Ampara, the fifth housing scheme in the ‘Uda Gam’ programme, was vested in the public yesterday by ministers Daya Gamage and Sajith Premadasa and deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage.
Twenty five recipients of the houses in the scheme received their deeds and house keys on the occasion.
Speaking here, minister Gamage said houses would be built for 27,000 homeless in Digamadulla district by 2020.