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Cabinet amendments pushed back, RW opposes to 4 SLPPers

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President Ranil Wickremesinghe is to make several changes to the Cabinet after tabling the Budget to parliament, reports say.

According to political sources, several MPs from the Sri Lanka Podujana Party, Samagi Jana Balawegaya as well as from Tamil and Muslim political parties are to be given ministerial or state ministerial portfolios.

Media also reports that around 10 SJB MPs are to cross over to the government.

Meanwhile, it is also said that the subject matter of ministers are also to be changed.

RW says no to 4 SLPP MPs?

According to reports, a special discussion had taken place between the President, the PM and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the impending cabinet changes.

It is reported that the President has expressed his unwillingness to give minister posts to Johnston Fernando, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Namal Rajapaksa representing the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.

Meanwhile, it is reported that a media house owner has initiated a mission to appoint his close friend Mr. Ali Sabry, the current foreign minister, to the position of finance minister.

It is reported that he started this operation citing the inability of the President to hold the position of Finance Minister after the 21st Amendment.

It is said that another reason for this is the report prepared by the Inland Revenue Department regarding the controversial sugar tax reduction incident, which is to be received by the Minister of State for Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya next week.

The State Minister had said that after receiving the report, it will be tabled in Parliament.

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Palaly airport to recommence services from Dec. 12

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The Palaly International Airport is to recommence services from Dec. 12, State Minister of Ports and Aviation, Premalal Jayasekara says.

The airport suspended services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and maiden flight since the reopening is to be a flight from India.

MP Jayasekara said this during the committee stage debate of the Budget 2023 in the parliament today (Dec. 05).

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Galborella warehouse fire doused (Pics)

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The fire brigade has successfully doused the fire which had broken out in the upper storey of a warehouse at Galborella, Kelaniya.

The lower and upper storeys of the warehouse, which had housed electrical equipment, had been gravely damaged by the fire.

Power was also disconnected in the area in the morning, due to the fire

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Increasing beedi prices result of hidden pact!

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Increasing the tax on beedis instead of tax on cigarettes when there is an opportunity to earn more income from cigarettes is the result of an agreement between the heads of the tobacco company and the government, the Sri Lanka Mirror learns.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe said in the 2023 Budget speech that the government would impose a tax of Rs.2 on a beedi.

“I suggest a tax of Rs.2 per beedi to streamline the beedi industry and to discourage people from using beedis. Apart from this, the fees to be paid for obtaining certificates and licenses will also be increased,” he said.

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