President Maithripala Sirisena who is on a two-day tour of Iran met with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday (May 13th). Ministers Wijeyadasa Rajapaksa, Rishad Bathiudeen, Rauff Hakeem, Thilak Marapana and Dr. Rajitha Senaratne were also present at the occasion when the two Presidents met.
The first public consultation of the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) can be considered as a success, says Chairman of the OMP, Saliya Peiris PC, as around 250 family members of missing persons attended the meeting in Mannar yesterday(12th).
Sri Lanka welcomes the Inter-Korea Summit between the leaders of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 27 April 2018 and the adoption of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula.
Sri Lanka's Central Bank releasing the monetary policy review today (Friday 11th) said based on the current developments and outlook for key macroeconomic variables, the Monetary Board of the Central Bank was of the view that the continuation of the current monetary stance is suitable.
The prices of fuel will be increased with effect from midnight today, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said at the weekly press briefing held at Department of Government Information auditorium held today.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the National Audit Bill is consistent with the Constitution. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya making an announcement at the commencement of Parliament yesterday said the Supreme Court has determined that no provision in the Bill is inconsistent with the Constitution.
The Judicature Amendment Bill which aims to set up a permanent High Court-at-Bar to expedite cases of large scale corruption and financial crimes will be tabled in parliament today (9th). Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne said the bill will be presented to the parliament with the amendments suggested by the Supreme Court.
Addressing the media yesterday at the Government Information Department, Minister Senaratne said that the election manifesto of the Yahapalana Government had promised to enforce the law strictly against those found to be corrupt in the previous regime and punish them.“The main objective of setting up the special court is to speed up the hearing of cases involving large scale of fraud and corruption in the country,” he said.