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The special parliamentary session to debate the Bond Commission report and the report of PRECIFAC, held this morning.

The special parliamentary session to debate the bond commission report and the report of PRECIFAC was held this morning. Speaking at the debate minister Mahinda Amaraweera stated that it is commendable to note that for the first time in history the recommendations of a commission report is being carried out effectively.
Deputy Minister Dr Harsha De Silva stated that the government has taken appropriate action concerning the bond commission report. It proves that the COPE committee report that preceded this report, is accurate. He pointed out that there are some who have not studied these reports, but are promulgating falsehood across the country.
Also joining in the discussion, Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna said, the path has been laid for the total elimination of fraud and corruption from the country. He pointed out that although the country is in the run up for an election, misappropriation of public assets is not even heard of. He emphasized that the Audit Bill should be brought into effect as soon as possible.
Deputy minister Ajith P. Perera joining in the debate, highlighted the fact that through the bond commission report, it has been distinctly proven that the leader of the United National Party has no involvement in the bond scam.

The Chairman of the UNP says, the UNP has implemented a decisive strategy to counter corrupt individuals who take undue advantage of state institutions for their own benefit.

Chairman of the UNP, Minister Malik Samarawickrama says,  functioning within the consensus government, the UNP has implemented a decisive strategy to counter corrupt individuals who take undue advantage of state institutions for their own benefit. He observed that while making the law enforceable, all efforts have been taken to curb fraud and corruption. A classic example to prove this point is the apprehending of the owner and the CEO of Perpetual Treasuries. Issuing a special statement, he also stated that, the UNP is bringing to an end the regime of fraud and corruption that prevailed during the previous administration. Those found guilty will be dealt with by the law.

The President emphasises that as the leader of the entire country he will always dedicate himself for the betterment of all citizens.

President Maithripala Sirisena, participating at a public rally held in Pothuvil yesterday, reiterated his commitment to stand for the betterment of the people of this country, irrespective of petty differences in race or religion. He expressed these views participating at a public rally held in Pothuvil yesterday.

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Free internet facilities will be provided to each village before the end of this year.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe said free internet facilities will be provided to each village before the end of this year. The premier made these remarks at an election rally held at Puttalam area yesterday.

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The parliamentary debate on the president's commission report relating to central bank's bond scam and large scale financial fraud will be held today.

The Parliamentary debate on the Bond Commission report and PRECIFAC report will be held at 10.30 a.m., today. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya convened the special sitting on the request of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The debate will possibly continue on another day after the Local Government elections. The two reports were presented in Parliament on January 23.

State entities to be relocated at the Administration Centre in Battaramulla.

Minister of Mega Polis and Western Development Patalie Champika Ranawaka says, except state entities involved in government finances, all others will be transferred to the Administration Centre in Battaramulla. 113 entities have been relocated in the new premises so far.

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The A-B-21 Road from Kankasanthurai to Point Pedro, to be re-opened, today.

President Maithripala Sirisena says, that the A-B-21 road from Kankasanthurai to Point Pedro will be re-opened from today onwards. The road has been closed since the 28th of June 1990. The President announced this move participating at a public rally held in Jaffna today. The reopening of this roadway decreases travel by 50 kilo meters.
He further stated that the release of lands for the displaced has reached 75 percent completion. He said, the remaining tasks in this respect will be completed speedily.
He pointed out that he will bring about development to the citizens of Jaffna without any discrimination. He added that, the citizens of the north and the south voted him into office with the sincere intention of establishing a free and democratic society. He pledged to dedicate himself fully to the task of reconciliation.

The President stressed that the culprits who committed mal practices in Sri Lankan and Mihin Lanka airlines will be brought to book soon

The presidential commissions appointed to look into the frauds, corruption and mal practices, committed in the Sri Lankan and Mihin Lanka air lines are now successfully progressing. President Maithripala Sirisena says therefore,  the culprits  who are responsible for the frauds committed in these two institutions  will be punished in the near future.

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Parliamentarian Rohini Kumari Wijerathne says it is the UNP that empowered women in the country.

Parliamentarian Rohini Kumari Wijerathne says that the real aim of fighting against corruption can only be fulfilled by electing more women candidates for the local government bodies at the upcoming polls.

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The JVP leader says, only uncorrupted candidates with good qualities should be elected to local government institutions.

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissnayake says that a strong public movement against corruption should be established in the country. At a press briefing held in Colombo today he said, disciplined and honest candidates with unblemished character should be elected to the local government institutions.  He further said that not a single JVP candidate can be accused of frauds or corruption.