Public wealth swindlers will be brought to book - Finance
All those who swindled public wealth under the
Rajapaksa regime will be brought to book and dealt with severely,
Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake told the launch of the Chartered
Public Finance Accountancy (CPFA) qualification at the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) last week.
ILO project to help Northern farmers
In keeping with the government's initiative to
develop the agricultural sector of the country, the Northern
Province will be provided assistance in the area of IT to improve
efficiency and product quality, Chamber of Commerce and Industries
Yalpanam, Chairman, K. Vignesh told a business delegation from
Colombo last week.
'Tax increase on hybrids, an unwise move'
The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA)
hailed the move by the government to slash the import duty on cars
less than 1000CC which will enable more people to purchase cars,
said CTMA Immediate Past President Tilak Gunasekera.
Port City project steams ahead despite protests
Despite protests from political parties and
environmental organisations, construction work of the Colombo Port
City project continues. Legal experts said that though the
government wanted to scrap the project as political parties in the
ruling alliance had pledged during the election campaign,
'Sweeping changes to rice marketing systems'
The Government will introduce sweeping changes
to the production and distribution system of the country's staple
food, rice and stop entrenched corruption in the sector, the
country's top paddy purchase entity has been removed from direct
purchases with immediate effect.