Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen said in Parliament today that the amount of money charged when registering was very low and time had come to amend the fees of registering and re-registering.
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa requested Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi to look into the issue of persons recruited by manpower organizations to serve in the Ceylon Electricity Board on non permanent basis while the CEB recruit outsiders.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who visited the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy paid homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic this morning (10). After participating in religious observances, the President called on the Most Ven. Tibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Mahanayake Thera of the Malwatte Chapter and the Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhita Mahanayake Thera of the Asgiriya Chapter and received their blessings.
The Government has taken action necessary to protect environment and the UNP should not forget the fact that over 200,000 acres of forest had been destroyed by expediting the Mahaweli project, Petroleum Industries Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa told Parliament on Wednesday.
Deputy External Affairs Minister Neomal Perera said in Parliament today (10) that the government had no expectation to engage South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa or the South African government as an international mediator to solve the national problem of Sri Lanka.