The Cooperative Movement commemorates its Centenary. Minister Johnston Fernando said that many programmes are on the cards to commemorate Cooperative Day on the 2nd of next month centering Kurunegala.
Addressing a media conference in Colombo today, the Minister said they have decided to commemorate the Cooperative Centenary on International Cooperative Day. The North Eastern Province has been selected for the commemoration. The function will commence on the 28th of this month under the patronage of Prime Minister D.M. Jayarante.
The Minister said that it is on the 2nd of next month that they will be commemorating the centenary under the patronage of President Rajapaksa at the Welagedera Stadium. He revealed that sports events in the cooperative sector are in progress in various provinces. The final competitions will be staged in Kurunegala. The Minister said that educational programmes to enhance the knowledge and an exhibition displaying various sectors of the cooperative movement will also be held.