The government intends to restore the glory of sports and education, lost during the previous regime, and through them, to promote friendship and confidence among the communities, says minister Daya Gamage.
He was speaking at a prize giving at Indrasara Maha Vidyalaya for winners of the Ampara district competition to coincide with the national youths’ sports festival.
Noting that Ampara is home to people of all communities, he said there were youths among them who could win the world.
Meanwhile, Daya Apparel auditorium in Ampara hosted yet another seminar for 1,500 students sitting for the grade five scholarship examination.
Permanent land deeds will be provided within the next three years to all those without such deeds in Ampara district, said deputy minister Dr. Anoma Gamage. She was speaking yesterday at a women’s society empowerment programme at Kotavehera.
The deputy minister said a special programme to uplift the economy of the district’s women too, would be launched.
A new market worth Rs. 550 million will be opened for Sri Lanka through the return of the GSP Plus export concession, says minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking at a conference on export excellence through innovation at Hotel Galadari in Colombo today.
The minister said harvest and product quality should be improved in order to make maximum use of that new market opportunity.