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State tax income has improved.

Ministry of Finance says there is a significant growth in tax income this year. The tax income has increased upto 19.6 billion rupees during the first nine months of the year. It is a growth of a 27 percent when compared to the same period last year. The payee tax has also increased upto 2.1 billion rupees during this period by 8 percent. The tax income has increased mainly due to the government's pragmatic measures taken to upgrade tax management.

Basil Rajapaksa has been accused for the deterioration of the SLFP.

Kotte Media Organization of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party says the party will definitely win the upcoming local government election. SLFP Organizer of the Kotte electorate Janaka Ranawaka says unity of the party members is essential for this victory. At a press briefing held this evening Mr. Ranawaka said that Basil Rajapaksa's behaviour was the major cause for the SLFP's

The Health Minister says salaries for Professionals should be decided according to the market value.

 

Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratna says salaries for Professionals should be decided according to the market value. The present system of deciding the salaries on a ratio for the professionals like Doctors and Engineers is not fair. Participating over a SLBC this morning, the Minister said all stents required for heart patients will be provided free of charge, at present. Government spends 340 million rupees annually for this free service. A committee has also been appointed to decide the charges of all medical tests

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The GCE Ordinary level examination begins on Tuesday.

The GCE Ordinary level examination begins on Tuesday. Over 700 thousand candidates will sit for the Examination at 5,400 centers islandwide. About 40 thousand members of staff will be deployed for exam duties. Commissioner General of Examinations Jayantha Pushpakumara says stern action will be taken against the students who violate regulations at the GCE O/L examination this year.

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An International Day of Disabled Persons was held under the patronage of the President.

 

President Maithripala Sirisena said a National Education Policy will be prepared for the disabled children. He also said necessary Institutional and Statutory backgrounds will also be prepared to avoid the existing shortage when implementing the International Charters.

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Drinking Water Supply Project for Kilinochchi will be vested with the public during this month.

 


Today is the 13th day of the Committee stage discussion of the budget. Votes on Accounts of the Ministries of Megapolis and Western Development, Urban Planning and Water Supply are taken up for discussion today.

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A special board to study issues of private bus operators & in the transport sector

President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to appoint a special board to study and take necessary measures regarding issues of private bus operators and in the transport sector.

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MPs should be allowed to arrive and leave the parliament freely - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says parliamentarians should be given the opportunity to arrive and leave the parliament without any interruption. Three parliamentarians have informed that they were obstructed by a group of persons who had engaged in a protest in the parliamentary road recently.

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A massive development programme to be introduced by Ministry of Mega Polis

Today is the 13th day of the Committee stage discussion of the budget. Votes on Accounts of the ministries of Megapolis and western development, Urban Planning and Water Supply are taken up for discussion today.

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SL & Maldives Joint Commission meeting early next year

Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera held discussions with his Maldivian counterpart Dr. Mohamed Asim, at his Ministry yesterday. The two Ministers discussed ways and means of strengthening bilateral relations, including economic and trade links.

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