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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.

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.

Delimitation of local government areas will be gazette at the end of this month.

 

Delimitation of local government areas will be gazetted at the end of this month. Secretary to the Ministry of Local government and provincial councils Kamal Padmasiri said that it is aimed to publish the gazette by 31st of this month. The errors in the report of the committee which was appointed to inquire the delimitation process are being corrected. The Local Government Act will be amended in accordance with the opinion of the chairman of the elections commission. The bill has already been sent to the Attorney Generals Department.

The Section between Mirigama and Kurunegala of the Central Expressway begins shortly.

 

The section between Mirigama and Kurunegala of the Central Expressway will be commenced within a short duration, the Project Director V Mohan declared. Now the land obtaining is being taken place. Local civil contractors are leading the constructions. Mr. Mohan expects that the Cabinet approval will be received next week. Funds are being allocated to buy necessary construction equipment and storage facilities for them.
This portion includes 40 kilometers. 30 percent of the construction will be concluded this year and the rest next year. Funding are from World Bank. Total cost is 137 billion rupees.

Paddy Marketing Board decides to distribute the existing paddy stocks.

 

Paddy Marketing Board says it has decided to distribute the existing paddy stocks. Cabinet approval has also been given to this decision. The objective of this decision is to control the price of rice in the market. Chairman of the board M.B Dissanayake said that distributing of stocks are now taking place in all the districts.

A special project is now underway to replace the existing water distribution pipe network in City of Colombo.

Secretary of the Ministry of City planning and Water supply Nimal Hettiarachchi says that a special project is now underway to replace the existing water distribution pipe network in City of Colombo.

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MP, M.s.Marikkar says that Sri Lanka has lost a direct and indirect income of 4,500 million rupees after cancellation of GSP Plus.

Parliamentarian M.s.Marikkar says that Sri Lanka has lost a direct and indirect income of 4,500 million rupees after cancellation of GSP Plus.

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Minister Kabir Hashim says inquiries will be held on local and international level to investigate the aircraft deals of the last regime.

Minister Kabir Hashim says that the so-called joint opposition has made false statements over the Srilankan airlines. The national carrier had started making huge losses from the Rajapaksa regime.

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