Cabinet Decisions ( Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers on 12.06.2023 ) | Daily News

Cabinet Decisions ( Decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers on 12.06.2023 )

Order under Foreign Exchange Act No. 12 of 2017

Under Act No. 12 of 2017, the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies has periodically announced orders for the temporary suspension/restriction of outward remittances related to certain capital transactions and mobile transfers, effective from April 2020, on the recommendation of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.

The final order published in this regard on 22.12.2022 is scheduled to expire on 30.06.2023. Accordingly the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal presented by the President in his capacity as the Minister of Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies to issue an order under the section 22 of the Foreign Exchange Act No.12 of 2017, for the implementation of the said order for another 6 months and then to submit this order to the Parliament for approval.

 

Amendment of the Prevention of Domestic  Violence Act No. 34 of 2005

The concurrence of the Cabinet of Ministers has been granted at their meeting held on 06.03.2018 to draft a bill to amend the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act No. 34 of 2005.

Accordingly, the clearance of the Attorney General has been received for the draft bill of the Prevention of Domestic (Amended) Violence Act formulated by the Legal Draftsman.

Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval for the resolution furnished by the President as the Minister of Women, Child Affairs and Social Empowerment to publish the Draft Bill in the Government Gazette Notification and forward to Parliament subsequently for their approval.

 

Amendment of acts of Parliamentary, Presidential, Provincial Council and LG Elections  Ordinance as per provisions of Elections Expenditure Regulation Act No. 03 of 2023

Requirement to make corresponding amendments to the acts of Parliamentary Elections, Presidential Elections, Provincial Council Elections and the Local Government (LG) Elections Ordinance have been recognised with the empowerment of the provisions of the Elections Expenditure Regulation Act No.03 of 2023 and the concurrence of the Cabinet of Ministers has been granted for those amendments at their meeting held on 23.01.2023.

Accordingly, the clearance of the Attorney General has been granted for the Draft Bill prepared by the Legal Draftsman. Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers granted approval for the proposal submitted by the Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs and Constitutional Reforms to publish the relevant Draft Bill in the Government Gazette notification and subsequently to table the same before the Parliament for the concurrence.

 

Submission of final Budget situation report  of year 2022 to Parliament

In terms of the provisions of Section 13 of Fiscal Management (Responsibility) Act No 3 of 2003, the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance may issue the final situation report on the Budget prior to exceeding five months from the relevant financial year to the public whereas, to table the same before Parliament subsequently.

Accordingly, the situation report on the Budget of 2022 has been published in the website of the Ministry of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies. The Cabinet of Ministers approved the resolution furnished by the President in his capacity as the Minister of Finance, Economic Stabilization and National Policies to table the said report in Parliament.

 

 

 

 


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