Trucks and vans are parked on the pavements near the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo 13 and pedestrians, especially children, have to walk on the road as a result, risking life and limb.

(Pix. by Nimal Dayaratne)

Govt. to present National

Audit Bill in Parliament

Presidential Secretary P.B. Abeykoon yesterday said that the National Audit Bill would be presented to Parliament in January next year.

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister had agreed to do so, he added.

Abeykoon was responding to a query posed by The Island to Sarath Jayamanne, PC, Director General, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) at a media conference at the Information Department.



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