Monthly Archives: August 2016

Help us to start Micro/Small businesses in the war affected areas

Help us to start Micro/Small businesses in the war affected areas

IRDG’s appeal to like-minded professionals worldwide IRDG appeals for knowledge support from like-minded professionals willing to assist in developing well thought through commercially viable sustainable micro and small business projects that are rapidly repeatable in many villages. The output/products of these businesses must have guaranteed or demonstrable market. IRDG sees the possibilitie ...

World Bank Vice President visits Sri Lanka for talks on north, local govt support

World Bank Vice President visits Sri Lanka for talks on north, local govt support

Courtesy ECONOMYNEXT Aug 29, 2016 – World Bank South Asia Region Vice President Annette Dixon arrived in Sri Lanka Monday on an official two-day visit during which she will hold talks on projects supporting local government service delivery and northern province development, including Jaffna city. She will be meeting with senior officials including Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake; Governor ...

Achieving Balanced Regional Development through Devolution

Achieving Balanced Regional Development through Devolution

Whatever the weaknesses of the 13th Amendment or devolution in the present constitution, there is a clear socio-economic philosophy behind it, for the benefit of the people living in the provinces. That is the objective of ‘balanced regional development’ which can hardly be achieved under a complete unitary state. This is something which needs to be carried forward and strengthened in a new consti ...

Entrepreneurship, innovation play key role in driving economies: Rivkin

Entrepreneurship, innovation play key role in driving economies: Rivkin

Courtesy Mirror Business Charles Rivkin 2019-08-15 Pic by Kushan Pathiraja By Zahara Zuhair Expressing their enthusiasm to support Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and businesses, a top US official recently stressed the importance of boosting Sri Lanka’s startup ecosystem. “I’m here to underscore that our companies are ready to partner with your business community, as Sri Lanka realizes its potential an ...

Amazing Benefits of Neem Tree

Amazing Benefits of Neem Tree

Health Benefits of Neem Some of the most important health benefits of neem include its ability to treat dandruff, soothe irritation, protect the skin, boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, speed wound healing, treat gastric conditions, slow the aging process, increase the health of the hair and scalp, maintain sexual organ health, treat various forms of cancer, and manage/treat diabetes. ...

Malnutrition now invasive !By Lankesh Gooneratne CT 2016-08-14

Malnutrition now invasive !By Lankesh Gooneratne CT 2016-08-14

Malnutrition is known as one of the dangerous sicknesses as it is the lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough to eat, not eating food which should be consumed, or being unable to digest the food that one eats. Many children and women in the world are suffering from malnutrition and government aid in many countries is found to be inadequate. In Asian countries such as India, China an ...

Norway-Sri Lanka eye cooperation on energy, fisheries and IT

Norway-Sri Lanka eye cooperation on energy, fisheries and IT

Sri Lanka and Norway will take effective steps to increase cooperation in fisheries, information technology, energy, hydro and solar power and oil and gas exploration, following talks between President Maithripala Sirisena and visiting Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Sri Lanka has sought technical expertise from Norway to develop the fisheries indu ...

A Way Forward for post war recovery-IRDG

A Way Forward for post war recovery-IRDG

“An informed society with sustainable capacity for good governance and development” Objective of this document is to start a dialog with key stakeholders to gain consensus on understanding the current situation, identifying key issues and collectively decide on the way forward. Certain positions and analysis canvassed in this document are intended to stimulate discussions in order to evolve a sha ...

Organic farming the way forward for Lanka - Dutch expert

Organic farming the way forward for Lanka – Dutch expert

Head of Dutch Organic International Poppe Braam said Sri Lanka has lot of potential to getting in to organic product exports in a big way because demand for organic products in the entire EU region is growing exceptionally. "In 2014 the demand organic products for consumable items touched 7.4 percent and the growth of organic production and increase of farm lands increased by one percent,” Braam ...

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