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The Prime Minister requests to hold next world economic forum in Sri Lanka

Minister Harin Fernando says prime minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has requested to hold the nest World Economic Forum in Sri Lanka.

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A Presidential Commission to investigate the Central Bank Bond Issue.

A Presidential Commission has been appointed to investigate and to take necessary legal measures pertaining to accusations leveled at the Central Bank Bond Issue. President Maithripala Sirisena has issued the relevant directives to the Attorney General.

The three member commission comprise of a Supreme Court Judge, A High Court Judge and an Audit expert. The relevant gazette notification will be issued next week. The report containing the recommendations of the commission is due to be completed within three months. The President requests all relevant parties to lend their support in making the affairs of the commission a success.

A new Act to be introduced for systematic debt management.

A new Act will be introduced in the near future for the systematic management of the country’s debt. The central bank made the revelation adding a team of professionals on debt management are already at work. A separate debt management unit will be established under the Ministry of Finance.

NO proposals on a federal system in the preparation of the new constitution.

No proposals have been tabled pertaining to a federal system in the preparation of a new constitution. Parliamentarian Dr.Jayampathy Wickremarathne made the remark adding, focus will be given to the devolution of power. Joining the programme “Subarathi” at SLBC this morning, Dr.Wickremarathne said, the objective of the new constitution is to enhance the efficiency of provincial councils and not to abolish the system.
Joining the programme Deputy Minister Karunarathne Paranavithana said, the objective of the new constitution is to function as a united states. He added misleading comments made by hopeless politicians on the new constitution should be ignored.
Meanwhile, State Minsiter Sudharshani Fernandopulle revealed, the draft of the new constitution is yet to be prepared. She highlighted, the contribution of public consensus and proposals to its preparation, as a matter of significance.

School Computer Security Circles to protect children from internet related incidents.

School Computer Security Circles will be established by the ministry of Education in a bid to protect school children from internet related incidents. The programme will be financed by the Information and Communication Technology Agency.

The cooperation of the United Nations Children’s’ Fund, the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission as well as the Computer Emergency Response team will also be sought. The Ministry of education said 1,000 teachers which include 10 teachers from a single educational zone will be employed to form an emergency response team.

President will appoint a special commission this week to probe into controversial Central Bank bond scam.

President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will appoint a special president’s commission during this week to probe into controversial Central Bank bond scam. The president made these remarks yesterday in his twitter message.

Prime Minister of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth to hand over to son

 

Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth says he is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind. The 86-year-old first became prime minister in 1982, beginning a third spell as leader in 2014. In a televised address Mr Jugnauth said he was resigning in favour of a "younger and more dynamic leader". His son is currently finance minister. Opposition parties have criticised the move but in practice there is little they can do to stop it.

The government aims to make Sri Lanka the economic hub of the region while enhancing ties with countries of the Indian oceanic rim.

 

Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva states that the government aims to make Sri Lanka the economic hub of the region while enhancing ties with countries of the Indian oceanic rim. He added that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe who is attending the world economic forum in Davos had a string of talks with economic giants of the world to attract more investments to the country. Economic advancement has been given pride of place of the country’s agenda and such discussion would serve for a better outcome. The Deputy Minister pointed out that the international support extended to the Sri Lankan government has been helpful to achieve development goals.

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