A consultative meeting on the implementation of the RTI Act was held at the Ministry of Parliameraty Reforms and Mass Media yesterday (30) with participation of the visiting international RTI experts and some local civil society experts under the chair of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilleke.
Elders' Day message of the Minster of Social Empowerment and Welfare S.B. Dissanayake
It is worthy of note that we will have to face a situation in this country when the nearly 2.5 million senior citizens will increase two fold in another ten years. It is our responsibility not to treat them as a burden any more to their children, relatives, the country or the nation, rather integrate them in the national economy.
Sri Lanka’s first ever international conference on ‘RTI Sri Lanka and Media Reforms’ was successfully concluded last evening in Colombo with the participation of the Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake and the Deputy Minister Karunarathne Paranawithane.
Proposed Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mechanism will attract more foreign investors especially to the infrastructure development sector thereby easing the government’s current budget constraints, said Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake.
Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake assured to bring a budget for 2017, which fulfills the people’s expectations and further strengthens the country’s development journey. It will include proposals which will spread the development in each area and fields of the country.
Number of experts, who left the country have returned during the recent time and more are expected in the future with their and knowledge and professional colleagues to the country, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.