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The President reviews the budget 2015 which will be presented in Parliament tomorrow. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:44
 
The budget 2015 will be presented in Parliament tomorrow. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Dr. P.B. Jayasundara reviewed the budget proposals at the Temple Trees yesterday. The government is ready to provide a wide array of concessions by the budget including reduction of fuel and gas prices and electricity tariff. The government says all the allegations made by the opposition regarding the cost of living will be resolved by the forthcoming budget. The budget will focus to speed up the country's development. The estimated government's income for the next year is more than 171 billion rupees and the expenditure is above 350 billion rupees. The budget has made allocations by considering the medium term framework between 2015 and 2014 and also giving priority to the new development projects. 
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Main cities in the North and East will be developed on par with international cities. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 06:41
 
The government says that main cities of North and East will be developed on par with international cities. Plans have been drawn up to construct multi storied buildings in Jaffna. Green parks will be created by removing unnecessary structures of government buildings. 16 major projects are being implemented in Batticaloa. A green garden will be built in Mannar. These projects will be implemented under the guidance and supervision of Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
 
Mahinda Scout Group of Galle marked 100th anniversary under the aegis of the President. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:01
Mahinda Scout Group of Galle marked 100th anniversary under the aegis of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Samanala Grounds in Galle this afternoon. More than 1,500 local and foreign scouts attended the event. The President was also offered the souvenir prepared to mark the 100th anniversary. The Jamboree will be conducted for seven days from today. 
 
 
G.C.E O-level timetable will not be altered. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:56

Chief Minister of the Western Province Prasanna Ranathunga repudiates the allegations made by the Ceylon Teachers Association over the political affairs at the schools. The Chief Minister added that there is no truth of the media release issued by General Secretary to the Trade Union Joseph Starling. The present government is committed to secure the rights and dignity of the professionals including the teachers. Sri Lanka Freedom Party's Teachers' Association has the moral right to talk on the rights of the teachers. He highlighted that measures will be taken to educate the teachers on the new constitution formed for them.

 
The President says the public have reposed greater faith on the government due to strengthening of the public service. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:01

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the public have reposed greater faith on the government due to strengthening of the public service. He was addressing a functioned held ay the Koggala Investment Zone today. At the function 6,431 Field Officers were given motorcycles. The President stressed that it is the responsibility of government servants to ensure efficient service for the public. The previous UNP regime wanted to slash the carder in the public service to 300,000. The President noted that but the present government has raised the number to 1.5 million.

 
****** The President examines budget proposals are to be brought in Parliament on Friday. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:00
President Mahinda Rajapaksa examines budget proposals are to be brought in Parliament on Friday. The President and the Secretary to the Ministry of Finance Dr. P.B. Jayasundara reviewed the budget proposals at the Temple Trees today. The government is ready to provide a wide array of concessions by the budget including reduction of fuel and gas prices and electricity tariff. The government says all the allegations made by the opposition regarding the cost of living will be busted by the forthcoming budget. The budget will also focus to gear up the country's development. 
 
 
Iran has pledged further support for the development of Sri Lanka's power sector. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:00
The government of Iran has pledged further assistance to the development of the power sector in Sri Lanka. The deputy minister of power of the Iranian government        Mr. Ismail Moshoul has made this pledge when he met the Minister of Power and Energy Mrs. Pavithra  Wanniarachchi recently.  He has arrived in Sri Lanka to inspects the progress being made in the Uma Oya project for which assistance is being provided by the Iranian government.  
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