March 23, 2019

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    A gazette has been issued on increasing free postal facilities to Members of the Parliament and Provincial Council members.Accordingly, the amount allocated free postal facility for parliamentarians per year has been increased to Rs 350,000 from Rs 175,000.

    President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed Ministry Secretaries to comply with the circular issued by the President’s Secretary when appointing Chairpersons and Boards of Directors of State Owned Enterprises (SOEs).

    The Department of Examinations noted that applications for the Advanced level examination re-correction will have to be handed over before the 16th of January 2019.The department notified that applications for school candidates could be obtained by the respective school principals while private candidates could obtain the applications from the official website of the Department of Examinations.

    The functions, responsibilities and institutions coming under each ministry have been Gazetted through a Gazette Extraordinary by President Maithripala Sirisena.

    Issuing media release the Department of Government Information says that the Government of Sri Lanka  refute the fake rumour that government had given permission to hold so called Maaveerar commemoration and emphasis the fact such permission was not been granted any occasion

    Commissioner General of Elections/Director General A.P.C.P. Perera announces that the meeting with the District Returning Officers and District Deputy/Assistant Commissioners of Elections which had been scheduled to be held on 15th November 2018 and the meeting with political party secretaries and permenant5 Representatives, which had been scheduled to be held on 16th November 2018 are postponed indefinitely.

    Some organize groups attempt to spread fake propaganda saying that the government is trying to dissolve the parliament.The government emphasis that it completely deny this fake and baseless rumours

    From the Inception, 42 prorogue instances were recorded in the parliamentary history of Sri Lanka. Accordingly from 1947 to 1978, 21 and from 1978 to up to date, 21 instances were reported. The parliament of Sri Lanka was begun under the patronage of the Governor His Excellency Sir Henry Monek – Mason Moore, on October 14th 1947. The first session was prorogued on January 31st 1948 for 10days.

    The Department of Government Information says that false and misleading propaganda are being spreading all over the country by various parties and various types of organized groups with the intention of deteriorating the National Unity and understanding. In this situation, the Government urges the General Public to act with proper understanding without being misguided by this false and baseless information

    Department of the Government Information states that on the order of President Mairthripala Sirisena, Sanath Weerasuriya and Shantha Bandara Jayawardena have been appointed as chairmans to the National Film Corporation and to the Salasine respectively.

     

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