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Cabinet committee on economic management scrapped

28 March 2018 08:05 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have obtained Cabinet approval to scrap the Cabinet Committee on Economic Management (CCEM) headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The President submitted a Cabinet paper seeking to abolish this committee.

The CCEM was appointed under the new government to take decisions on economic affairs.

However, the President proposed that only the Cabinet should decide on these matters to appoint Cabinet subcommittees to discuss special cases in relation to the economy rather than having a body like the CCEM.

Earlier, the President was critical of decisions taken by the CCEM. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 15

  • Patrick De Jacolyn Seneviratne Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:19 AM

    Well Mr. Prime Minister the president is indicating that you are no longer needed. So time to pack and go with dignity if anything is left.You might have been the brain of the Asia but it seems your brain is either dead or out of date.

    Dennis Reeves Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:35 AM

    Only one thing Ranil did - i.e. he was protecting MR's family, Jo rotters and Arjun Mahendran, nothing he did after he became the PM. Now its in the hands of our Hon. My3 to run the show and prove that he is capable of handling the economy of SriLanka.

    Prof. Dominic Kulasinghe Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:38 AM

    Good that President took this decision, otherwise, Ranil would have made our country worse than Etheophea.

    Clement Cruz Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:07 AM

    President must now prove that what Tie coat borru sobana RW could not handle (economy) he can do it and prove himself.

    Reader Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:24 AM

    Very true. Ranil must think if he has brains.

    Dillan Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:22 AM

    Bank of Ceylon head is a lawyer. But Boc is business organisation. Not a law firm. Useless appointment.

    Jaliya Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:31 AM

    Is there any mechanism there, that the president can make a similar request to abolish the local presidency and install a foreign governing body in that place ? Well, that will be a good starting point to turn the country in the right path.

    sach Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:05 AM

    That is what we have now

    Ceylon Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:38 AM

    President of the country must be expert of economy,trade,education,security,human rights, anty corruption and performing arts.if not, result is srilanka today.

    ghaffa Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:39 AM

    I was a best supporter of this man MS, now I this man has gone mental. he is forgetting all the past help of UNP he to become a President, this is the Sri lankan style, what ever you do after sometimes they forget. I believe this man looking forward the support of MR.

    Machan Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:54 AM

    Its not about returning the favours my friend. Its about running the country.

    Wrong Logic Wednesday, 28 March 2018 12:02 PM

    Very wrong argument. Helping a person does not mean that that person agrees to do rotten things. This is a matter concerning the COUNTRY.

    Ceylon Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:45 AM

    Hello where is your constitution?.just get out from presidency before people throw you to the garbage.

    CCEM Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:52 AM

    Good Bye Mr Paskaralingam.You had a single window approval for your corrupt dealings. At least now stop making money the illegal ways and retire.See for your sins what state your family is in. So go back to England and meditate for your sins.

    Burnt Wednesday, 28 March 2018 12:39 PM

    Bad news for the wheeler-dealer families who were making billions through shady deals after the appa revolution.


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