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8 July 2016 04:03 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed Ministers to cancel all foreign tours for one month and stay in the country to respond to public demands, it is learnt.

Accordingly, the President asked the Ministers to do so at the parliamentary group meeting conducted on Monday.

He had said public protests prevailed in the country over VAT hike and others among them, the Ministers should remain in the country to explain matters to the people. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 13

  • Gayan Friday, 08 July 2016 09:25 AM

    We need to send them away permenently.

    Maduka Friday, 08 July 2016 09:58 AM

    Next election is on the way!

    pushpa Kumara Friday, 08 July 2016 11:13 AM

    now ministers foreign travels will be finished. via DM Android App

    Waste Friday, 08 July 2016 12:11 PM

    Once elected, our politicians spend significant proportion of their time visiting overseas wasting public money at the expense of People's Suffering.

    Pramod Fernando Friday, 08 July 2016 01:13 PM

    Who cares about what he says?

    Voter Friday, 08 July 2016 01:35 PM

    Yes cancel foreign tours for one month.The next 11 months all can go as they like on tax payers money. via DM Android App

    FM Friday, 08 July 2016 03:24 PM

    First of all they Are Elected MPS to work for Sri Lankan, why they should visit Foreign Countries.They should take Leave with in the No of Days Leave or GO on No Pay . And use their own Funds to travel.

    kk Friday, 08 July 2016 03:34 PM

    ONLY R PREMADASA RULED THE MPs correct way via DM Android App

    banji Friday, 08 July 2016 04:43 PM

    why dont you cancel over billion rupees allocated to buy new vehicles for good for nothing ministers. via DM iOS App

    Bandula Friday, 08 July 2016 07:03 PM

    They have already taken enough foreign trips since Jan. 2015. President is asking them to relax at a local spar for one month and start the spree again.

    Nandhini Friday, 08 July 2016 08:02 PM

    If these fellows are given limited over seas trips, vat could be wiped off. Collected vat is spent on their foreign trips.

    dharma Monday, 11 July 2016 12:08 AM

    the election near by chances are poor. promise to UN human right but in srilanka one talk in foreign different talk ,in srilanka media

    Ajja Monday, 11 July 2016 07:52 AM

    Ena election eke dee aanduwa paradinawaa maiiiiiiiii.....

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