Foot and mouth disease under control
Foot and mouth disease which has spread to seven
districts is under control and spread is declining. A locally
produced vaccine is being used to control the disease, Director
General of the Department of Animal Production and Health, W.K. de
Silva told the Sunday Observer.
Sri Lanka Development Bonds oversubscribed
Sri Lanka Development Bonds (SLDBs) issued by
the Central Bank to raise US$ 60 million was oversubscribed by 3.1
times and analysts said that it demonstrates the confidence
investors have the stability of the Sri Lankan economy.
‘Purpose-built venue vital to boost MICE tourism’
The contribution of MICE (Meeting Incentives,
Conference and Exhibition) tourism sector to the economy has doubled
with the improvement in infrastructure and the promotion of
destination for events, said Lanka Exhibitions and Conference
Services Ltd, Chairman Arjun Dharmadasa.
National Medicinal Drug Policy hailed
The People's Movement for the Rights of Patients
(PMRP) welcomes Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena's decision to
present draft legislation for the National Medicinal Drug Policy
based on Prof. Seneka Bibile's essential medicines concept. The
draft was presented by the Health Minister to President Mahinda
Rajapaksa on Monday.
Green Energy project financing:
DFCC Bank at the forefront
DFCC Bank which is in the forefront of
developing the green energy sector in Sri Lanka, recently conducted
a capacity building program on ‘Energy Efficiency and Solar Net
Metering’ for the corporate sector. The program, which is one of
several on the theme ‘Green Energy’, discussed aspects such as
monetary and environmental impact of energy consumption, energy
SES-BIO launches Coolant Activator
SES-BIO Lanka will focus on developing the
market for its Coolant Activator from India, said SES-BIO Lanka,
Director Sajeewa Perera at the launch of the Coolant Activator last
week. He said that the company has discussed with the BOI to set up
a manufacturing line Sri Lanka.