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Discussion with WB representatives on future development plans of SL

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A discussion was held today (17) at the Ministry of Finance with World Bank representatives on Sri Lanka’s future development plans and policies under the patronage of Mr Sagala Ratnayake, Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of Staff to the President, State Minister of Finance Shehan Semasinghe and Minister Dilum Amunugama  with the World Bank Director for Sri Lanka Faris Hadad-Zervos.

The future development plans and policies of the country were discussed at length during the meeting.

The discussions focused on Improving fiscal oversight and debt management, Improving tax administration, Reducing sovereign financial sector nexus and systemic risks, Improving energy sector performance and reducing carbon footprint, Restructuring and divesting of SOEs, Reducing policy uncertainty and increasing competitiveness of the economy, Mobilizing private capital and competition in the broadband market and Strengthening social protection institutions, delivery systems and targeting.

Secretary to the President Saman Ekanayake, Senior Economic Adviser to the President R.H.S. Samaratunga, Finance Ministry Secretary Mahinda Siriwardena, Central Bank Governor Dr Nandalal Weerasinghe and government officials of line institutions were also present.

Following this meeting, World Bank Director for Sri Lanka Faris Hadad-Zervos and the World Bank delegation also met President Ranil Wickremesinghe and briefed him on these matters.

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Samitha Dulan sets world record in Kobe

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Sri Lanka’s Samitha Dulan set a new world record in the Men’s Javelin Throw F44 category at the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships.

He also won Silver in the F64 category after recording a distance of 66.49 meters.

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Fmr. state minister Diana Gamage granted bail

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Former State Minister Diana Gamage has been released on bail after appearing before the Colombo Magistrate’s Court over allegedly obtaining a passport by producing false information.

She had arrived at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court earlier today over accusations of obtaining a passport by submitting false information.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) had yesterday submitted a report to the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court, naming the former State Minister as a suspect in the case pertaining to the obtaining of a diplomatic passport after providing false information.

Accordingly, the Colombo Chief Magistrate Thilina Gamage had ordered the CID to take appropriate measures and report back to the court.

(adaderana.lk)

(Except for the headline, this story, originally published by adaderana.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

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New SL ambassador to China assumes duties

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The Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to the People’s Republic of China – Majintha Jayesinghe had assumed duties yesterday (May 20).

The post of the Sri Lankan ambassador to China was vacant for several months after the tenure of Dr. Palitha Kohona ended.

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