Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera represented Sri Lanka at the meeting of the Finance Ministers of the Commonwealth Countries (CFMM) held at the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, USA on Thursday (12th Oct.).
Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera met the Director South Asia of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank – Mengistu Alemayehu in Washington on Wednesday (11th Oct.).
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today (12th Oct.) signed the three amended acts of Pradeshiya Sabhas, Urban Councils and Municipal Councils relating to local government elections which were passed in Parliament recently.
The Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ambassador William Lacy Swing expressed his appreciation for Sri Lanka's active role in the preparations for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as well as the role in the Migration Health discussions during the meeting between Deputy Minister of Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara and the Director General of IOM on 10th October at the IOM Headquarters in Geneva.
The Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera who is currently in Washington to attend the World Bank/IMF annual meeting met with the US Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador Thomas Shannon, yesterday (10th Oct.) at the US State Department.
Attorney-at-Law Sudarshana Gunawardhane has been appointed as the Acting Director General of the Department of Government Information, Co- Cabinet Spokesman Minister Gayantha Karunatilake said today (11th Oct.) at the Weekly Cabinet press briefing.
The Government of Finland has agreed to provide grants and concessionary loans for development projects in Sri Lanka. The agreements in this regard were signed yesterday (10th Oct.) at the Foreign Ministry of Finland.