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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday President, Prime Minister or the subject minister has not revealed to the country on what basis the lotteries board was assigned to the foreign ministry.

JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti told Parliament that according to the lotteries board act, the finance minister should be the subject minister and added that the government would have to amend the Lotteries Board Act to change the subject minister as the foreign minister.

He said the institutions which come under the purview of the finance ministry should be allocated to it because they were formed under certain Acts and Bills.

He said stability in monetary policy and finance sector depended on the confidence placed on the ministry.

Handunnetti said the move to change lotteries board under foreign ministry was humiliated in social media and added that it was the country which was humiliated ultimately and not the minister. (By Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

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  • Selvyn Wednesday, 21 June 2017 01:49 PM

    What is your problem. Is the govt bound to follow the things what was done before. You stop poking your nose. via DM Android App

    sachith Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:53 AM

    To get new business opportunities. Sell lotteries abroad will generate more than 1million jobs. See how intelligent decision it is.

    ananda Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:54 AM

    Yes you are very correct. May be PM gave the subjects for obvious reasons. JVP need to question PM on what basis the central bank was brought under him. via DM Android App

    kan Wednesday, 21 June 2017 11:56 AM

    Simple reason. FM wants to promote and market Sri Lankan Lotteries internationally at par with other Europoean and American Lotteries.

    mnsmart Wednesday, 21 June 2017 01:19 PM

    will take a bundle of tickets on foreign tours and the money generated will cover the tour cost


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