Colombo, December 08 (QNA) - Speaker of the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Karu Jayasuriya, met here Thursday with Qatar's Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Rashid Bin Shafea Al Marri.
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake engaged in a sudden inspection tour of the Inland Revenue Department’s head office yesterday (8th Dec.). The minister looked into the operations and the shortcomings of the Department which is one of the major entities that collects revenue for the government coffers.
The government stood tough on its decision to continue with the Rs.25, 000/- fine on seven traffic offences despite the island wide strike the private bus unions and some other transport groups conducted recently.
Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Cuba, Sarath Dissanayake represented Sri Lanka at the state funeral ceremony of the former Cuban President and leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz on 29 November at the Revolution Square in central Havana, where a large gathering of distinguished personalities including foreign dignitaries and high level delegations around the world attended.
National Anti-Corruption Summit-2016 will be held on 9th December in Colombo under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and with the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Hotel Taj Samudra.