Rajitha prepares to take a decision owing to Minister Mangala
Monday, 17 June 2019 - 10:18
Minister of Health, Rajitha Senaratne says that if Minister of Finance, Mangala Samaraweera forms legal provisions to import cigarettes from China or any other country, he will take a decision.
He added that in such a government he does not believe that it is appropriate to hold a ministerial post, therefore a decision will be taken with regard to that as well.
Minister Mangala Samaraweera convening a media briefing recently noted that the ministry of finance has approved the importation of a foreign brand of cigarettes into the country.
However, Minister Rajitha Senaratne noted that if this decision is implemented, he will take a decision regarding the matter.
Even though our news team attempted to contact finance minister Mangala Samaraweera to inquire into the statement made by minister Rajitha Senaratne, it proved to be futile as his mobile phone was switched off.