Govt rebuts Oppn criticisms
The government yesterday condemned the
Opposition’s attempts to target specific economic personalities to
create chaos in state institutions and destroy the trust certain key
institutions, such as the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, have in the
eyes of the people. Certain JVP MPs have taken a major effort to
destablise economic nerve centres by creating unrest within the
working population over EPF and NSB issues.
Maheepala Herath, next Chief Ministerial candidate
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to field
incumbent Chief Minister Maheepala Herath as the next Chief
Ministerial candidate at the forthcoming Sabaragamuwa Provincial
Council elections as well, said Provincial Lands, Agriculture and
Irrigation Minister Sri Lal Wickramasinghe.
Acting Economic Development Minister
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed
Economic Development Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena as
Acting Economic Development Minister until Minister Basil Rajapaksa
returns from abroad.