|Friday, 11 June 2004|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Revival of development projects hit by red tape :
Government nod for three mega projects
by Manjula Fernando
The Norochcholai coal power plant, Upper Kotmale hydropower station and
the Colombo-Katunayake expressway - three important development projects
initiated by the former People's Government during their previous tenure,
were taken up for discussion at the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
Create new society with ethics and values - President
by Ranil Wijayapala
President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday called on all
segments for their commitment towards creating a new society with ethics
and values for the country to regain its pristine glory and to make the
country's development a worthy one.
Govt to reintroduce 100% tax imposed for land purchase by foreigners
by Uditha Kumarasinghe
The Government has decided to reintroduce the 100 per cent tax imposed
for the purchase of local lands by foreigners which was removed by former
UNF Government. The Government reached this decision at Cabinet on
Wednesday, Agriculture, Livestock and Lands Minister Anura Kumara
Dissanayake told a media briefing yesterday.