It is reported that the Ministry of Economic Development has decided to close all functions of ‘Gamidiriya’ project and to close all institutions connected with it. ‘Gamidiriya’ programme presently functions under the Ministry of Economic Development. It was under the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development earlier.
There are about 380 employees who have completed 5 to 6 years of service involved in the project but they are uncertain regarding their livelihood due to the decision to close the project.
According to sources in the Ministry of Economic Development the massive funds available in ‘Gamidiriya’ project are to be taken over by the ‘Divi Neguma’ project.