Saturday, July 16, 2011

THE BOOK LAUNCH- Mass Media & Social ConsciousnessBook

Mass Media & Social ConsciousnessBook
By Suneetha Perera
(Special Correspondence-
Sri Lanka Today)

The book “Mass Media & Social Consciousness” the written by Journalist, Chandana Wijekoon was launched on 22nd June 2011 at Auditorium in National Library and Documentation Centre, Independence Avenue, Colombo 07 , Sri Lanka.
Chandana Wijekoon is working as senior journalist at Associated News Papers Ceylon Ltd., (Lake House). He has written & published 03 books of Mass Media. He has lot of experience as a journalist.
In attendance at this book launch a number of important representatives of Government, Diplomatic Mission of other Foreign Representatives, Colonel Khurram Hassnain Defence Advisor, Sri Lanka & Maldives (High Commission for Pakistan), Lieutenant Colonel Khorram Lajevardi, Military attaché (Embassy of the Islamic Republic Iran), Mr. Hokuto Kaya. 1st Secretary, (Embassy for Japan) and lot of journalists of Media Organizations.
The Chief Guest was Mr, Dew Gunasekera, Hon. Senior Minister of Human Resource and Chief Secretary of Sri Lanka Communist Party. The Chair person was Professor Sunanda Mahendra and also Dr. Tudor Weerasinghe, Rector, Sri Pali Campus, Colombo University , Senior Jounarlist Mr. Mohan Samaranayake, Chairman, Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation addressed this special occasion.

Talent |Identitification camp in Kilinochchi

Talent Identitification camp in Kilinochchi

The Talent Identification Camp which is jointly conducted by the Ministry of Sports and the Department of Sports Development is held these days, from the 15th to the 17th of July 2011.

 Minister of Sports, Hon. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Hon. Namal Rajapakse, Member of Parliament and Ms. Tharjani Shivalingam, Co-Captain of the Sri Lanka Netball team being welcomed for the Talent Identification Camp.

 Ms. Tharjani Shivalingam conducting a session for possible netball players at the Talent Identification Camp.


Sri Lanka's North records highest Economic Growth

Sri Lanka's North records highest Economic Growth

Sri Lanka's Northern Province which was badly hit by war has had the highest rate of economic growth last year The North's gross domestic product grew 22.0 percent last year, against 12.1 percent in 2009, the Central Bank said in an analysis of provincial GDP.

The Eastern Province, which had also been affected by war, came fourth with a growth of 18.7 percent after the North-Central Province which grew 20.3 percent and Sabaragamuwa Province which grew 19.1 percent.
In 2009, it was the eastern province which had the highest rate of growth among provinces, expanding 13.4 percent.
The Bank said that in line with improvements in country’s economic environment, all the provinces reported a double digit growth rate last year. Its data showed a sharp growth in industry in the Northern Province, which has increased to 14.2 percent of GDP in 2010 from 9.3 percent in 2009.
The services sector has expanded faster in the east, rising to 48.4 percent of GDP in 2010 from 43.6 percent in 2009.
"As in the past, the Western province contributed significantly to GDP in the country, as most of the economic activities that relate to sea port, air ports, banking and financial institutions and business centers are still centralized in the province," the statement said.

Jaffna becoming popular for dairy products

Jaffna becoming popular for dairy products
 The Yalco Milk Collecting Centre Yoghurt factory, first of its kind, was set up under Uthuru Wasanthaya Programme in Jaffna..

This project was set up in Thirunelweli in Jaffna as a pilot project under the instructions of Minister Basil Rajapaksa after the end of the war with financial and technical assistance from the Economic Development Ministry to popularize milk productions in the peninsula.
Around 1000 families are benefitted from this project as people from adjoining Nallur, Kopai and other areas are selling milk daily to the factory thereby keeping the factory functioning successfully.

Jaffna famed for agricultural and fishery activities, is now gradually becoming popular for dairy products as well due to the vision of Minister Basil Rajapaksa.