24/02/2002 - The Island
Govt. watchful and prudent – Moragoda
By signing the present cease-fire agreement, the Wickremesinghe Government intends to call a halt to the escalation of violence and distrust in our land…However, for the security of all concerned, these initiatives will be carried out a step at a time, said Minister…Milinda Moragoda…
27/02/2002 - Daily News
The first tentative step toward normalization
Speech at seminar…Centre for Counter Conflict Journalism…By signing the present ceasefire agreement, the Wickremesinghe Government intends to call a halt to the escalation of violence and distrust in our land, to create a social climate in which co-operation and exchanges among all communities will demonstrate the advantages that peace offers to all our citizens...
29/02/2002 - Daily News
Commonwealth Secretary-General supports peace process
Economic Reforms, Science and Technology Minister Milinda Moragoda met Don McKinnon, Commonwealth Secretary-General in Marlborough House, the Headquarters of the Commonwealth Secretariat, in London...He thanked Mr. McKinnon for the support that the Commonwealth is providing in some key areas, particularly in developing a communication strategy for the peace process and in strengthening the organizational structure at the centre of government to improve co-ordination and delivery...
05/03/2002 - Daily News
Sanasilla fund for children
"If we can put a stop to the pressures, stress, problems and conflicts encountered by us everyday and bring relief at least for our children it will be a fulfillment of our wishes" Economic Reform, Science & Technology Milinda Moragoda said…at the occasion of the reopening of children's parks...
14/03/2002 - The Island
16/03/2002 - Daily News
Minister of Economic Reforms Milinda Moragoda currently on a visit to Brussels met the President of the European Parliament Pat Cox on Monday. Mr. Moragoda was on a mission to brief the European Union on the Norwegian brokered peace process...
US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Christina Rocca, US Ambassador Ashley Wills and Minister for Economic Reform, Science and Technology Milinda Moragoda at the Ratmalana Air Port just before leaving for Jaffna yesterday to join the Premier Ranil Wickaremesinghe to discuss the Peace Process and the present situation of residents in the North and East...
21/03/2002 - Daily Mirror
Milinda, GL extends support for reform
Minister Milinda Moragoda and G.L. Peiris yesterday assured the Goverment’s fullest commitment and support to implement a host of recommendations that came out of the three-day conference on financial reforms. Minister Moragoda reiterated that the Government alone cannot take the reform initiative forward but private sector must support it by educating the people...
26/03/2002 - Daily News
Budget 2002 Debate-Our policies and regulations should not be protectionist
Speech delivered by Minister of Economic Reforms, Science and Technology, Deputy Minister for Policy Development and Implementation, Milinda Moragoda, MP in Parliament on March 23...
31/03/2002 - Sunday Observer
Privatisation a necessary evil - Minister Moragoda
(by Pelham Juriansz)
“Privatisation is a necessary evil that we have to face”, said the Minister for Economic Reforms,...Milinda Moragoda…government-owned enterprises are rarely able to compete in the open market place. So monopolies are built around them.But monopolies stagnate as they have no competition...
31/03/2002 - Sunday Times
Difficult years ahead
Then next two or more years will be difficult with the government having to take tough but unpopular decisions to put the economy back on the rails, Milinda Moragoda, Minister for Economic Reform, Science and Technology warned last week...