Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Government Requested Farmers To Refrained From Tobacco Cultivation

In a bid to discourage Tobacco Cultivation Agriculture Minister Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has said today that Government will request all farmers in the Country to refrain from cultivating Tobacco and instead grow more fruits and vegetables to increase these food crops.

 Earlier government has announced that the prices of vegetables and fruits may goes up due to the recent flooding in many parts of the country.Even One Minister Ordered the people in his electorate not to buy or sell certain vegetable crops like tomatoes,lady's fingers,snake guard instead grow these crops in back yards of the houses to face the future hike in vegetable prices.

Newly Opened Indian Consulate In Jaffna Began Issuing Visas

The newly opened Indian Consulate  in Jaffna in the Northern Sri Lanka began issuing of visas yesterday (17) and planning to issue 50 to 100 visas per day for the applicants.To improve their services to the public the Consulate is planning to bring software and man power from India soon.

The applications received by the Consulate based in Jaffna will  be send  to the Indian High Commission in Colombo while the passports stamped with visas can collected from the Consulate in Jaffna.

Consumer Authority Ordered To Put Retail Prices Of Consumer Items When Advertised Through Media

The Consumer Affairs Authority(CAA) has announced today that all the consumer items advertised through Print and Electronic Media must mention their retails prices specifically in the Advertisement.This will come to effect from 01st of February this year according to the Authority.

UNP Presidential CANDIDATE To Be Selected Within Next Week

The Presidential Candidate of the United National Party (UNP) will be selected within next week the Party Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawa...