Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilake yesterday called on the Chief Prelate of Atamasthanaya and the Chief Sangha Nayake of North Central Province Most Ven. Pallegama Siriniwasa thero in Anuradhapura.
There is no construction taking place in the Sri Paada Reserve which consists of 99 acres assured Deputy Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Karunaratna Paranawithana at the weekly cabinet press briefing .
All administrative formalities, related to pension payments of agitating disabled War Heroes who have volunteered to retire before the due retirement day (before completion of 12 years of service), are being attended to in order to fulfill their demands by February 2017, said Sri Lanka Army Headquarters.
Melanie Ann Pustay, the Director, Office of Information Policy, Department of Justice, United States today (1st Nov.) conducted a special lecture at Department of Government Information, Colombo on implementation of Right to Information in Sri Lanka.
Under the direction of President Maithiripala Sirisena, altogether 10,000 houses are under construction in the Northern and Eastern Provinces and are expected to be completed by December 2016. A further 10,000 houses have been approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in October 2016 and the preliminary activities have been commenced making the total number of houses to 20,000 units for the conflict affected community in the Northern and Eastern Provinces. The Ministry of Prisons Reform, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs has initiated to construct 100 model housing village through Sri Lanka Army facilitated by the District Secretariat in Keerimalai in the Tellippalai Divisional Secretariat known as Nilenakkapuram (Reconciliation Village) said V. Sivagnanasothy, Secretary, Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs.
The forthcoming budget that will be presented on Nov 10 will really be a people’s budget as it would incorporate ideas proposed by the people from all corners of the country. The Ministry of Finance has already received over 2200 proposals from the people. This also includes proposals from other sectors of the economy, trade unions;trade chambers corporate sector, companies and individual firms.
Resources allocated for the education of the country would be distributed equally for North and East and in the event North was not looked after properly in the past we would rectify those issues and ensure that they are treated equally, said Minister of Education Akila Wiraj Kariyawasam.
NSBM Green University in Pitipana, Homagama, equipped with modern facilities was declared open by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (26th Oct.). He said that would mark the beginning of a new path in education in Sri Lanka.