Thursday, November 25, 2010

No Price Hike In Fuel Next 12 Months

The Petroleum Development Minister Susil Prem Jayantha has said today that there will be no price increase of petroleum in next 12 months.Speaking to the media after assuming duties in his ministry today the Minister has said that government will stop purchasing fuel from global market and looking to buy fuel from friendly neighbor countries.

Another Minister And Three Deputies Sworn In To Day

A Senior Minister and three Deputy Ministers were sworn in before President Mahinda Rajapaksha at the Temple Trees this eve bringing the total number of Ministers in present cabinet to 61 and Deputy Ministers to 34.Accordingly MP Milroy Fernando sworn in as the Minister of Social Welfare and MP's Neomal Perera as  Deputy Minister of External Affairs, Sarath Kumara Guneratne as Deputy Minister of State Resources and  Enterprise Development and Wijaya Dahanayake as Deputy Minister of  Public Administration.

Rs.21,71,303 Spent Daily To Remove Garbage From Colombo City

Rs.21,71,303 has spent daily by the Colombo Municipal Council to  remove garbage from City of Colombo The Minister of Provincial Councils MP Indika Bandaranaike has said  in Parliament today.According to the Minister daily around 700 tonnes of garbage are collected from the Colombo City and in some days garbage is collected two or three times.

Miniater Bandaranaike revealed these facts as a response to the question raised on collecting garbage in Colombo City by  Opposition MP Ravi Karunanayake.MP Karunanayake said that the government is giving false details on collecting garbage in the city and charged that the government is not having a proper policy to dispose garbage in the city.

However denying these charges Minister Bandaranaike has said that government is having a national policy in collecting garbage.

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