|Tuesday, 27 April 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
President kick starts stalled express highways projects
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has kick started a large
number of development projects initiated by the previous PA Government,
but, stalled due to corrupt practices during the tenure of office of the
UNF Government, the Presidential Secretariat said yesterday.
Four JVP Ministers take oaths tomorrow
Four JVP Ministers and their Deputies will take their oaths before
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga tomorrow.
Night club, casino and bookie taxes to be upped
by Ranil Wijayapala
The Finance Ministry is now examining a proposal for levying extra
taxes from casinos, betting centres, liquor bars, wine stores, night clubs
and top of the shelf luxury items to raise revenue for implementing the
UPFA's pledges to the people, the Daily News learns.