Unruly behaviour of Joint Opposition lawmakers, which lead to a brawl in yesterday’s Parliament was rejected by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya who appointed a committee to investigate the and take action against the responsible.
The amendments made to Value Added Tax (VAT) and the Nation Building Tax (NBT) with effect from Monday (May 02) exempting essential services including water and electricity, and health and education sectors, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake said.
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, May 3 is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.
The red flag carried with pride by the workers around the world symbolizes the centuries old history of the collective victories achieved by them and their unity and solidarity. May Day is the day working people commemorate the unparalleled victories accomplished with the sacrifice of their blood, tears and sweat. The inspiration of the May Day could be acknowledged as the agony and misery of the working people experienced by them in the factories, working places, farmhouses or in any place they work.
Secretary to the Ministry of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Nimal Bopage yesterday rejected the allegations made based on a controversial press communique, which was highly criticised by the private media establishments in the country.