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The Premier says that the cabinet has not taken any decision to appoint the Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as the leader of the armed forces.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that the cabinet has not taken any decision to appoint the Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as the leader of the three armed forces. Addressing the parliament he said the government has no need to setup a special force. The cabinet has focused attention to a system to carryout essential services without disruption. The Prime Minister revealed these facts answering a question raised by Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath today.
10 orders under the Special Commodities Levy Act, two orders under the Customs Ordinance and three orders under the Special Provisions Act on Manufacturing Taxes were taken up for the debate today. The Draft Bill on economic services charges was also discussed. Joining the debate Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said the country has implemented a proper economic policy at present.
Several provisions for the safety of local manufacturers in the agricultural sector have been presented to the house today. The Minister further said that majority of the people are with the government. However, a handful of public officials are disrupting the government’s forward march.