Naval personnel on Tuesday (13th Dec.) rendered assistance to load 1,086 cars and jeeps onboard a South Korean Vehicles Carrier, ‘Glovis Phoenix’, which arrived at the outer harbor of Hambantota on 11th December.
The 3rd reading of Budget 2017 was passed with 2/3 majority at the vote taking in parliament and, such victory demonstrates its people’s friendly qualities thereby giving a strong certification that it would push the country forward, Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake says. The minister was speaking to his party supporters who gathered in front of his residence in Battaramulla to welcome him on December 10 after the vote taking of the 3rd reading of Budget 2017.
A month long General Amnesty period for tri-forces personnel which came into effect from the 1st of December has good response until today, Military Spokesman Brigadier Roshan Senevirathna said News.lk this morning.
Present government will not privatize or sell off any of the public asset and there were no provisions made under the Budget-2017 to this effect. The Budget-2017 has made provision to convert the country into a manufacturing economy by converting the foreign debt into equity thereby reducing the debt burden of the people of this country, said Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake.
The Sri Lanka Navy took swift measures to disperse the port employees who staged a protest campaign at the Hambantota Port premises yesterday (10th Dec). These employees were disrupting the routine work of the harbour and creating much loss of revenue to the government and incurring heavy demurrage to shipping lines, navy media sources said.
Another phase of distributing Virusara privilege card for war heroes was held on Friday (9th Dec.) at the Commando Regimental Center in Ganemulla under the patronage of the State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene.