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In Srilanka
November 10, 2017 12:59 pm gmt |
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A Budget Implementation Unit has been set within the Finance Ministry to implement all budget proposals within the course of next year, said Finance Minister, Mangala Samaraweera today, while he acknowledged that ‘implementation’ was one of the biggest challenges faced by his Ministry. The Unit will ...
In Srilanka
November 10, 2017 6:42 am gmt |
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Addressing to the media brief regarding the budget which was presented by the Mangala Samaraweera Yesterday, former President and Kurunagala District Prliamentarian Mahinda Rajapakshe said that there are no benefits in the Budget 2018. He further stated that the Taxes which announced in the current b...
In Srilanka
November 9, 2017 6:04 am gmt |
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Finance and mass media minister Mangala Samaraweera has been arrived at parliament with the budget documents of 2018 short while ago, our reporter said from Parliament. The finance minister took the group of joint opposition headed by former president Mahinda Rajapakshe,who were gathered in front of ...
In Srilanka
November 8, 2017 11:59 am gmt |
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The Budget of 2018 will be submitted tomorrow on the parliament by Mangala Samaraweera, the finance and mass media minister. The debate on the allocations will be held on the Parliament after the budget submission. The government has stated today, that the goal of 2018 budget would be the development...
In Srilanka
October 15, 2017 10:07 am gmt |
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Finance Minister, Mangala Samaraweera assumed Chairmanship of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24), at its ninety-eighth meeting held in Washington DC. In his acceptance speech as the incoming chair, Minister Samaraweera stated that the G...
In Britain
July 28, 2017 11:57 am gmt |
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British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday (July 28) he wanted to avoid a “cliff edge” departure from the European Union in 2019 and planned to deliver “business as usual” immediately after Brexit. Hammond said any “transitional period” after leaving th...
In India
July 22, 2017 11:23 am gmt |
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Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam in New Delhi on Friday (July 21) and held talks on boosting financial ties between the two countries. During his three-day visit, Shanmugaratnam will also meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a...
In India
June 20, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that India’s biggest tax reform since Independence, the national Goods and Services Tax or GST, will be launched at midnight on June 30. Mr Jaitley said President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and two of his predecessors, Dr Manmohan Sing...
In Britain
June 10, 2017 9:45 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May kept finance minister Philip Hammond in his job on Friday (June 9), a day after she was weakened by failing to win a parliamentary majority in an election. Before the election there had been widespread speculation in the British media that May would replace Hammond ...
In Britain
November 16, 2016 11:27 am gmt |
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Boris Johnson is offering Britain a vision of life outside the EU that is “intellectually impossible”, a leading European finance minister has said. The foreign secretary reportedly told a Czech paper the UK was likely to leave the EU customs union post-Brexit – but still wanted to ...
In India
November 13, 2016 5:39 am gmt |
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Seeking to address rising concerns as people returned from ATMs and banks across the country without cash, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said it may take up to three weeks for all the 2 lakh ATMs to operate normally. Each one has to be calibrated individually to dispense the new sized notes ...
In Business
August 3, 2016 11:58 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s private sector is being too risk averse and now is the time to come forward with proposals, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. He was speaking at the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2016 organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. “We have to take greater risk than what we are doing at t...
In Colombo
June 10, 2016 4:10 am gmt |
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The no-confidence motion against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was defeated in Parliament by 94 votes on Thursday (June 9). 145 members of Parliament voted against the motion while 51 members voted in favour of it it and 28 members including the TNA were absent at the time the vote was taken. Th...
In Colombo
June 8, 2016 6:51 am gmt |
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The Vote of No-Confidence Motion against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake is taken up in Parliament today (June 8). The debate on the motion will be held from 2pm to 6.30pm. The vote is scheduled at 6.30pm. The NCM was submitted to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya by the Joint Opposition on March 24. It car...
In Colombo
June 1, 2016 10:41 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said the decision to increase the prices of vehicles was made after considering a request by the vehicle importers. The Minister made this observation while speaking at a press conference held in Colombo on Tuesday (May 31). “We had received written requests from th...
In Colombo
March 24, 2016 11:58 am gmt |
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A no-confidence motion was submitted in Parliament on Thursday (March 24) against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The motion was signed by 37 members of the joint opposition and handed over to the speaker Karu Jayasuriya. However, the previous no-confidence motion brought against Minister Ravi Ka...
In Srilanka
February 2, 2016 6:09 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake on Monday (Feb 1) revealed that the Government has collected Rs. 232 billion as tax revenue from vehicle imports in 2015, the total tax revenue collected by Sri Lanka Customs amounted to Rs. 783 billion, of which one-third was generated through vehicle import duties...
In Business
December 25, 2015 12:20 pm gmt |
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Sri Lanka will receive $1 billion through foreign exchange remittances from offshore investors within a month, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said Wednesday, a move that could boost the island nation’s faltering reserves. “There will be $500 million inflow this month and another $500 million infl...
In Sports
December 24, 2015 5:25 am gmt |
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Team India’s off spinner Harbhajan Singh is all set to  invest in India’s neighbouring country Sri Lanka. This was made public by the Ministry of Finance in Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Harbhajan met Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake in his office and discussed investment op...