Written by Ramesh Irugalbandara
23 Apr, 2015 | 8:56 pm
Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne says that 75-80% of the pledges made through the 100-day programme of President Maithripala Sirisena have been fulfilled.
Addressing the Cabinet media briefing on Thursday, April 23 the minister stated that funds have been allocated for concessions while a majority of the bills that were promised have already been drafted. Minister Senaratne also noted that wages of public sector workers have been increased by 10,000 rupees while prices of fuel and other essential goods were also reduced through the 100-day programme.
The minister also revealed that inflation has dropped by 11% during the month of April.
Speaking further Minister, Rajitha Senaratne noted that cabinet approval has been granted for the Freedom of Information Bill, Electoral Reforms as well as the National Audit Bill.
Meanwhile, journalists inquired from Minister John Amaratunga, on whether parliament will be dissolved at the end of the 100 days. Minister Amaratunga responded by saying that he is not aware of such a decision adding that the President informed the cabinet that parliament would be dissolved following the implementation of constitutional amendments.
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