Thursday, 08 May 2014 - 19:38
Cabinet grants approval to name Adam's peak a religious site
Cabinet spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that legal action will be taken against any group who tries to commemorate fallen LTTE terrorists, since LTTE is a banned organization in Sri Lanka.
Speaking during a media briefing held in Colombo to release the cabinet decisions, the Minister expressed his views while responding to a question raised by a journalist regarding the Northern Provincial Council making preparations to commemorate fallen LTTE members.
The Minister stated that since LTTE is a banned organization, there is a clear difference between privately commemorating fallen members and organizing a commemoration in a large scale.
Responding to a question raised by a journalist regarding the implementation of disciplinary inquiry against the Parliamentarians who didn't vote or were not present during the vote taking of Strategic Development Project Act, the Minister stated that it’s important to describe the reason for a fault if there was one when moving forward as a party.
Concerning the request made by Ravana Balaya organization to remove the special police unit established to investigate on religious incidents, the Minister stated that he will consider all requests in a democratic manner.
The Cabinet has given its approval to the Cabinet paper to declare Adam's Peak as a religious site as well as to establish a unit to identify and treat kidney disease.
In addition the cabinet approval was given to Lanka Petroleum Corporation and Malaysian institute's joint endeavor in producing lubricants.