Sri Lanka State Trading
(Miscellaneous) Corporation has signed a memorandum of
understanding with TVS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd under the patronage
of Trade, Marketing Development, Cooperatives and Consumer
Affairs Minister, Bandula Gunawardene recently. Under the
MoU, the TVS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd has been appointed authorised
agent for the supply of motor cycles to government
departments at reasonable prices.
Wind power plants
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka granted investment approval for
four companies for investments worth US $ 68 million. Chairman /
Director General signed the agreements on behalf of the BOI and formally
presented the BOI Certificate of Registration to the investors.
Two investment agreements worth US $ 37 million were signed with
Vidatamunai Wind Power (Private) Limited and Seguwantivu Wind Power
(Private) Limited. The companies will set up two wind power plants at
Vidatamunai and Seguwantivu in Puttalam respectively. Akbar Brothers,
Hirdaramani Group and Debug Computers are the main promoters of the
A productive course for journalists
The United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission held a two-day
workshop on sub-editing and creative writing for journalists from August
6-7 at the Commission auditorium. John R. Stifler, Senior Lecturer and
Writing Course Coordinator of the University of Massachusetts was the
facilitator of the training program. Participants said, the course was
fruitful and keenly looked forward for many such programs that will help
improve the writing, editing and the overall standard of journalism in
Appointment of assistant governors
The Monetary Board, at its meeting held on 10/08/2009 has promoted
six Staff Class Grade IV officers, P.N. Weerasinghe, Mrs. J.P. Mampitiya,
Mr. W.M. Karunaratne, Mrs. P Liyanage, Mr. B.D.W.A. Silva and Mrs. C.K.
Nanayakkara to the post of Assistant Governor with effect from August
These promotions have been made in line with the succession plan of
the Bank and to address the new challenges of the Central Bank.