01/07/2002 - Daily News
Milinda to brief PM on East
(by Ranil Wijayapala)
Economic Reform and Science and Technology Minister Milinda Moragoda will hand over a special report to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the situation in the East, making recommendations to prevent repetition of such incidents...Minister Moragoda during his visit to Valachchenai and other areas in the East had met civilians, civil society organisations, religious dignitaries and Armed Forces and Police personnel separately to assess the situation there, the spokesman added...
02/07/2002 - The Island
Regulations impediment for IT development – Milinda
(by Gamini Perera)
…Milinda Moragoda,...Science and Technology, Minister…He said that the government will shortly introduce a ‘road map’ to provide training to budding IT professionals to help them choose the right career…“Students can now have education from foreign universities, without actually being in foreign countries. This… made possible through the virtual campus...
04/07/2002 - Daily News
No to scapegoatism of public servants - Milinda
Attributing the demoralization of the public service...Economic Reforms Minister Milinda Moragoda said...As each new government came into office ...they spent more and more of their time blaming the previous administration for the problems of the nation...imagine yourself in such a position. In the knowledge that if you carried out any orders by the current political masters that you would be blamed by the next set...that came into office...
07/07/2002 - The Island
Funny Caption No. 1057
Photo - Minister of Economic Reforms, Science and Technology, Milinda Moragoda and Colombo Mayor Prasanne Gunawardene inspecting likely places where dengue mosquitoes breed in a programme organized along with the Colombo Municipality, Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation, National Lotteries Board and the Apollo Hospital to combat and rid the mosquito manance in Colombo...
07/07/2002 - The Island
Milinda sole UNP invitee
Minister Milinda Moragoda was the only invitee from the UNP when President Chandrika Kumaratunga recently celebrated her 57th birthday at Janadhipathi Mandiraya, political sources said. The minister's presence there prompted some UNPers to get in touch with Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe for obvious reasons only to hear that the minister had informed the leader of the invitation....
08/07/2002 - Daily News
Rotary recognises three distinguished personalities
The Rotary Club of Colombo South recognised three distinguished personalities for their contribution and the bold initiatives being taken to bring peace and to reform the economy…Minister Milinda Moragoda was recognised for his efforts to bring about a change in the culture of politics in Sri Lanka through conducting an election campaign completely in accord with the laws of Sri Lanka, and also for his contribution aimed at bringing an end to the war...
10/07/2002 - The Island
The state of the public service
(by Lakshman de Mel)
The speech of Milinda Moragoda, on the State of the Public Service carried in The Island of 3 July could not have come at a more appropriate time. It is certainly much more than a whiff of fresh air that could dispel the gloom and despondency that has descended on the Public Service over the past several years…as the Minister points out “SLAS became, the servant of politicians rather than of the people. It became a service that slowly over the years lost its professional edge”...
13/07/2002 - Daily News
Economic Reform, Science and Technology Minister Milinda Moragoda gets a group of children to do the honours on his behalf at the opening of the renovated children’s park at the Walukarama Housing Scheme, Wellawatta recently. This is the fifth Children’s Park in Colombo East to be renovated under the Minister’s Sanasilla Project to provide sports facilities to urban children in the area...
27/07/2002 - The Island
US - SL sign trade and investment framework deal
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and Sri Lankan Minister of Economic Reform…Moragoda signed an agreement… The new Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) creates a Joint Council to enable officials to consider a wide range of commercial issues, and sets out basic principles underlying the two nations’ trade and investment relationship...
29/07/2002 - International Herald Tribune
High-level negotiators meet on Sri Lankan War
A surprise meeting…has pushed ahead a bid to end one of the longest-running wars in Asia…The meeting Saturday in London between the economic reform minister, Milinda Moragoda, and Anton Balasingham…was the highest-level meeting …since a previous peace bid failed seven years ago...