Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, the newly appointed Minister of Finance assumed official duties today at the Ministry premises at auspicious time following the all religious observances.On this occasion, Hon. Minister stated that the prime commitment of the new government is to fullfil the aspirations of the people for their benefit, with the help of knowledge and experience of the government officers and politicians
Dr. R.H.S. Samarathunga, an eminent officer of the Sri Lanka Administrative Service assumed duties as the Secretary to Ministry of Finance on 12th January 2015 at the Ministry of Finance Premises Mr. Samarathunga who has obtained the B.A. (Honors) Degree in Economics from the University of Peradeniya joined the Sri Lanka Administrative Service in 1984. He has obtained his first post graduate degree from the Institute of Public Administration of Indraprasatha in New Delhi and the Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Sri Jayawardenepura and the Masters of Science (MSC) from the University of Wisconsin, USA. Further, Mr. Samarathunga possesses a doctorate in Economics from the La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Published on 30 December 2014
The Government of Republic of Korea has agreed to provide two concessional loans for USD 78.685 million (Approximately Rs.10,230 million) to improve water supply facilities for the people in Kurunegala and Kegalle districts in line with the Government’s target of providing safe drinking water for all citizensRapid spreading of chronic kidney disease has become a burning issue in Sri Lanka. Mahawa and Polpithigama divisions in Kurunegala District have been identified as the prominent areas of chronic kidney disease due to consumption of unsafe ground water. Also, dug wells in Ruwanwella area in Kegalle District get dry during the dry period and people in this area suffer from shortage of drinking water.