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Budget presented today

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parliament_in_sideThe government will present its budget for the next six months today (29th). According to government sources the budget will be presented to Parliament by Deputy Minister of Finance Sarath Amunugama. Despite many, including the business community, expecting announcement of much needed tax reforms and other measures aimed at uplifting the export sector and local industries and the public anticipating measures that would ease the cost of living,

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What is KP doing with the government?-Anadasangaree

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AnandasangariTULF leader Veerasingham Anandasangaree, a much respected politician, in a hard-hitting interview criticized the government for allowing LTTE ‘leaders’ of the calibre of Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) to take part in the rehabilitation and reconstruction process in the Northern and the Eastern Provinces and warned the

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 06:54 Read more

Budget will become budget of IMF – Hashim

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UNP_logo_2UNP MP Kabir Hashim today in a exclusive interview to Ada Derana said that the budget the government will be presenting today in parliament is going to be an agenda prepared by the IMF and it will be this agenda that government will run and not that of the voters.  
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UNHCR starts to scale back in eastern Sri Lanka, closing Batticaloa office

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UN_main_logoThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is starting to scale back its operations to help internally displaced people in eastern Sri Lanka and is closing its office in Batticaloa this week, says the UN refugee agency.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 June 2010 07:03 Read more

We cannot approve everything the President does- Minister Champika Ranawaka

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champikafaceJHU Secretary and Minister Champika Ranawaka said that while the President should be given the credit for defeating the LTTE, the party could not agree with all his actions. He made the statement while addressing the seventh convention of the JHU at the New Town Hall on the 20th.
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