Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's Lee Hedges to set up apparel and agriculture industries in North
Fri, Jul 4, 2014, 12:54 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 03, Colombo: The Board of directors at the Lee Hedges PLC, have proposed investing in two projects in Sri Lanka's conflict-affected Northern Province.

The property development and investment firm in a stock market disclosure announced that it will invest in setting up of an apparel training center in Jaffna and an agriculture project in Vavuniya as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects.

The firm will invest Rs. 62 million to set up an Apparel Training Center in Jaffna as a "Social Responsibility Project" to uplift the life of the community in the Northern Province by providing training in apparel sector for better employment.

The project is intended to train young adults who are presently unemployed in Jaffna to learn skills related to apparel industry and thereafter employ them in a production of garments for local and foreign export market.

The company will invest approximately Rs. 10.8 million in the second project to set up a "Social Responsibility Project" in the agricultural industry. The project will develop the agricultural land in Vavuniya for the cultivation of Red Lady papaya and Cavendish bananas to create employment in Vavuniya.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Prime Minister assures continuing the fertilizer subsidy for farmers
-- [11 minutes ago]
Court issues restraining order on university students' protest march
-- [21 minutes ago]
Maximum Loan-To-Value Ratio for vehicles reduced to 70 percent again
-- [46 minutes ago]
Leader of Sri Lanka Marxist party faction Kumar Gunaratnam further remanded
-- [1 hour and 9 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Police commission recommends disciplinary action against officers assaulted HNDA students
Colombo Stock Exchange establishes a Central Counter Party
Chairpersons appointed to parliamentary committees COPE and COPA
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister seeks immediate release of fishermen in Sri Lanka's custody
Finance Minister introduces measures to manage state resources effectively
Families of deceased Sri Lankan migrant workers receive compensation

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.