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September 12, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The Cabinet endorsed yesterday (Tuesday) the Counter-Terrorism Bill to be enacted by Parliament repealing the Prevention of Terrorism Act applied during the wartime in dealing with the activities of the LTTE. However, Higher Education Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe proposed amendments to be incorpora...
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August 24, 2018 3:15 am gmt |
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Media and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday (Thursday) urged the Cultural Affairs Minister to reconsider the ban imposed on radio dramas produced by the Office of National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR). He told Parliament the notion that these dramas insulted Buddhism was incorrect. “I...
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August 3, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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After introducing of a new formula to calculate the import taxes on vehicles based on their engine capacity, importing of motor vehicles less than 1000cc was becoming a Tsunami to the country, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said. The new tax structure on vehicles was introduced under the Budget...
In Srilanka
May 21, 2018 6:03 am gmt |
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Around 70 percent of the debt Sri Lanka is now repaying has been issued before 2015, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said, showing the danger of debt driven economic activity with little private investment. Samaraweera said in 2017, 75 percent of the foreign debt repaid was for loans taken befor...
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March 4, 2018 1:09 pm gmt |
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The Office on Missing Person (OMP) does not aim to benefit only one community and does not threaten another. It is merely a truth-seeking mechanism. It aims to investigate and find out the truth about those identified as “missing” or who have disappeared during conflict says Minister of Finance Manga...
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January 16, 2018 12:53 pm gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has criticized Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera for making decisions on contentious matters without informing him. The President made these remarks while speaking at the Cabinet meeting this morning at the Presidential Secretariat. After making a hard-hitt...
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 ...
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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 Colombo
September 28, 2017 8:43 am gmt |
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By a video statement, finance and media Minister Mangala samaraweera registered his strong condemn the attack on the Rohingya Muslims who were homed in Mt. Laviniya, yesterday (27 Sep). He said “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the attack against the Rohingya refugees who were under the care...
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September 25, 2017 5:42 am gmt |
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Under the new tax scheme the net income of artistes earned by productions or creative work will be free of taxes up to Rs. 500,000 per annum, the Ministry of Finance announced yesterday. The Ministry said when the new tax regulations come into effect, artistes involved in the fields of Cinema, Stage ...
In Colombo
September 14, 2017 10:46 am gmt |
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S.A.P.Suriyapperuma has been appointed as the Chairman of Development Lotteries Board by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera on the recommendation of President Maithripala Sirisena. He was a senior manager who has worked in the public and private sector. He is an old boy of Kandapola Mahin...
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October 11, 2016 11:47 am gmt |
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Rita Izsák-Ndiaye, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on minority issues commenced an official visit to Sri Lanka today (Tuesday), the Foreign Ministry said. Ms. Rita Izsák-Ndiaye has had a discussion with Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera on the matters of minority communities of Sri Lanka. Sh...
In Srilanka
September 3, 2016 10:25 am gmt |
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Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will undertake an official visit to the Republic of Slovenia on 4-8 September 2016. This is the first high-level visit from Sri Lanka to the Republic of Slovenia since the election of the new Government in January 2015. Minister Samaraweera has been invited by Kar...
In Jaffna
August 29, 2016 7:02 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan Minister of External Affairs Mangala Samaraweera assured that Sri Lanka would be taken before the international community as a multi-ethnic and religious country. Addressing at the opening ceremony of the mobile consular service organized by the Consular Affairs Division of the Ministry of...
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August 12, 2016 10:59 am gmt |
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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mangala Samaraweera, yesterday (11th Aug) asserted that Office of Missing Persons will not be a judicial mechanism and would not have any judicial powers. The minister was addressing a media briefing in Parliament. He said although there were allegations from various Part...
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August 11, 2016 9:29 am gmt |
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Several files at the Foreign Ministry related to overseas tours by Parliamentarians and officials in the past have gone missing. This was revealed to Parliament by Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera today when he was responding to a question raised on foreign tours by Government members and officia...