Seminar on Research and Development in the Plantation Economy : 2020
A Seminar on Research and Development in the Plantation Economy : 2020 was held on 15th December 2014 at the Miloda Auditorium, Colombo 01. Dr. P. B. Jayasundera, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Planning delivered the keynote address. Dr. Damitha De Zoysa, Secretary, Ministry of Plantation Industries, Mr. Gamini Rajakaruna, Secretary, Ministry of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development, Mr. Udaya Senevirathne, Secretary, Ministry of Sugar Industry Development also attended this seminar.
Scientists from Tea Research Institute, Rubber Research Institute, Coconut Research Institute and Sugarcane Research Institute and public and private sector representatives who are engaged in the plantation sector attended the seminar.
The keynote speech was mainly focused on the transition from an upper middle income to an advanced economy in 2035 and Dr. P. B. Jayasundera invited the private sector to collaborate with the research institutes and make investments on Research and Development.
Countrywide Best Tea & Rubber Smallholders received Awards from H.E. the President
Under the national Plantation Award -2013 organized by the Ministry of plantation Industries, the ceremony in recognition of the outstanding performance of Tea Small holders was held on 12th November 2014 at Temple Trees under the gracious patronage of His Excellency the President.
The outstanding performance of tea small holders and tea small holder development societies was recognized under 05 categories and 23 tea small holders and 08 tea small holder development societies were awarded.
The national Plantation Award ceremony in recognition of the outstanding performance of Rubber Small holders was held on 20th November 2014 at Temple Trees and 15 rubber small holders and 05 Thurusaviya Societies were awarded.
Launching “Wevili Waruna”
Official Newspaper of the Ministry of Plantation Industries
The Ministry of Plantation Industries in collaboration with the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. launched “Wevili waruna” the official newspaper of the Ministry of Plantation Industries and released “Wevili waruna” to the website as an e-paper on 12th November 2014 at the auditorium of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd. Under the patronage of Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Plantation Industries and with the participation of Hon. Earl Gunasekara.
Hon. Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Plantation Industries released “Wevili Waruna” to the website as an e-paper on the same day. E-paper could be downloaded from www.dinamina.lk/weviliwaruna or www.thinakaran.lk/weviliwaruna