Divi Neguma Bill:
Govt will abide by court ruling says Yapa
The Economic Development Ministry in compliance with the Supreme
Court order, will obtain the consent of all Provincial Councils to pass
the Divi Neguma Department Bill, Economic Development Deputy Minister
Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said.
He said certain sections were trying to create the impression that
the government was challenging the court decision.
“The government always respects the courts and will not go against
court orders,” he said. “Certain elements, some NGOs and trade unions
are trying to show that there is a conflict between the government and
the judiciary. The government will always abide by the court verdict,”
Meanwhile, Deputy Minister Abeywardena commenced a programme to
educate Samurdhi officers at district level about the Bill.
Awareness programmes have been conducted in Colombo, Galle, Matara,
Ratnapura and Kegalle.
Awareness programmes are also to be held in Moneragala and Hambantota
under the direction of the Economic Development Ministry, Abeywardena