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COPF takes up 2 reports to be submitted to Parliament

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The Committee on Public Finance took into discussion the two reports to be submitted to Parliament by the Committee post presenting the Appropriation Bill to Parliament in accordance with the Standing Orders of Parliament.

This was discussed at the Committee on Public Finance which met in the Parliament recently (15) under the chairmanship of (Dr.) Harsha de Silva, Member of Parliament.

According to Standing Order 121, a report on estimates including whether the allocation of government funds is consistent with the policies of the government after the presentation of the Appropriation Bill every year and a report on the taxation, fiscal and economic assumptions used as a basis for arriving at the total expenditure and revenue, prior to the commencement of the Committee Stage of the budget should be presented to Parliament.

Accordingly, it was discussed about preparing these two reports and presenting them to the Parliament and the opinions of Dr. Dushni Weerakoon, Dr. Nisha Arunatilake and Yuthika Indraratna who are working on the preparation of the two reports were also taken at the Committee meeting held.

The Chairman of the Committee (Dr.) Harsha de Silva further mentioned that after preparing the drafts of these two reports, he hopes to submit these two reports to the Parliament in the future post including the comments of the members of the Committee.

Furthermore, for the first time, the Committee on Public Finance is at present working with a group of economic experts and Dr. Dushni Weerakoon and Dr. Nisha Arunatilake, who are members of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, are also working in support to the group.

The annual program prepared by the National Audit Office for the year 2023 was also considered here. Furthermore, several matters presented by Hon. Anupa Pasqual, Member of Parliament to the Committee were considered and matters regarding the Parliamentary Budget Office was also discussed at the committee meeting.

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One more COVID-19 death

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One more COVID-19 death was confirmed yesterday (04) by the Director-General of Health Services.

Accordingly, the current COVID-19 death toll is at 16,805.

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Auto Diesel price slashed

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The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has announced that the price of a litre of Auto Diesel will be reduced by Rs. 10/- from midnight today (05)

Accordingly, the new price of a Liter of Auto Diesel will be Rs. 420/-.

However, CPC states that prices of other types of fuel will remain unchanged. 

Meanwhile Lanka IOC says that they too will reduce the price of Auto Diesel by Rs. 10 from midnight today.

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Bandula asks SLTB chairman to resign

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Minister of Transport and Highways Bandula Gunawardena has called for the immediate resignation of the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB), Kingsley Ranawaka.

In a letter addressed to the SLTB chairman, the minister states that the ‘Park and Ride – City Bus Service’, which was initiated under a policy decision of the government, has been suddenly suspended without informing him, based on a decision reached by the Director Board of the Sri Lanka Transport Board.

Therefore, the Minister, under the powers vested in him by Sri Lanka Transport Board Act, No. 27 of 2005, has instructed Mr. Ranawaka to resign from the posts of SLTB chairman and Director Board member with immediate effect.

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