Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Swiss condemn 'attack' on Sri Lanka embassy worker

Police office in ColomboAn employee of the Swiss embassy in Sri Lanka has been "detained and threatened" in Colombo, sparking anger from Swiss authorities.
Switzerland summoned the Sri Lankan ambassador and demanded an inquiry after the incident came to light.

        For more details   -  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-50578481

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President Gotabaya Rajapakshe To Visit India Today (28)

President Gotabaya Rajapakshe is due
to leave India today(28)for a two day official tour accordance to a special invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Singh Modi .

During the visit the first after being elected as Sri Lankan President ,President Rajapskshe is due to meet Indian Premier Modi,President Ram kanth Kovind and several higher politicians of the Indian government and hold bi lareral talks .

President Rajapakshe will be accompanied by a ten member delegation including Presidential Secretary  Dr.P.B Jayasundara ,Treassury Secretary Dr.S.Atygala ,Defense Secretary Kamal Gunaratne and Presidential Advisor Lalith Weerathinge for the visit.

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President Has Instructed Ministries And Affliated Offices To Cut Down Unnecessary Expenditure

President Gotabaya Rajapakshe has
today (27)instructed all the Ministries and affliated offices to cut down unnecessary expenditure spending for vehicles ,Tours,Building facilities,functions  etc to save government funds as Several taxes imposed on goods and services scheduled to be reduced soon  .

President has instructed on this whilst submitting a Cabinet paper to the First Cabinet meeting of inrerim government held at President's office today (27).

All Governmemt offices should  spend public funds carefully as it takes sometime to prepare government income sources President has stressed.


President Appointed 20 Seretaries To 20 Ministries

President Gotabaya Rajapakshe has
today (27)appointed 20 Secretaries to  20 Ministries according to government sources.

Among appointed Ministry secretaries there are corrupted officials as well as good officials sources have stressed .

Most prominent appointment was the appointment of Mrs.P.S.M  Charles as the new secretary of the Ministry Of Health and Indeginous Medicine.She  was formerly attached to the customs department . 

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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya Has Named Ranil Wikramasinghe As Opposition Leader

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has today
(27)stated through a message posted to Twitter that he has to  accept the leader  of United National  Front (UNF) former Prime Minister Ranil Wilramasinghe as the opposition leader of the Parliament .

Accordance to the request made by the General secretary of the United National Party Akila Viraj Kariyawasam with letter of support signed by more than 40 United National Party MP's  Ranil Wkramasinghe will be the new opposition leader Speaker has tweeted .

Speaker has made this statememt accordance to the parliamentary traditions he has streesed.

Speaker Jayasuriya has also stated that the internal problems of the United National Party(UNP) should be solved within the party.



38 State And Deputy Mimisters Have Been Sworn In This Morning (27)

38 State and Deputy Ministers ( 35 State
Ministers and 03 Deputy Ministers) including several Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Party And Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) Parliamemtarians with fraud and corruption charges have been sworn  in before President Gotabaya Rajapakshe and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapskshe this morning (27) at Presidential Secretariet in Colombo Fort .

Among the 38 State And Deputy Ministers appointed to assist 15 member cabinet to implement government policies are 15 new parliamemtariens which 13 are state ministers .Sri Lanka Freedom Party was offered 08 State Ministry portfolios .

Several Parliamentariens who have been sworn in as State and Deputy Minisrers got court cases pending over financial frauds and one is charged over large scale Drug smuggling according to reports .

Addressing rhe gatheting after swearing in ceremony of State and Deputy Ministers ,President Gitabaya Rajapakshe has stated these Ministerial portfolios are not previlages offered but responsibilities offered to serve the people.


Government To Reduce 17 Percent VAT And Nation Building Tax(NBT) To 8 Percent

Cabinet of the new Interim government
has today (27)decided to reduce 17 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) and Nation Building Tax(NBT) imposed on several products and services to 8 percent with effect  from 01st of December.

Accordingly Telecommunucation levy has been reduced by 25 percent and the 28 percent Construction indistry tax to be reduced to 14 percent Cabinet spokesman and Minister Of Media Bandula Gunawardena has stated .

The first cabinet meeting of the new government was held at President's house this morning under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajspakshe.

However the ways which will increase the Government income have not yet been revealed  .

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