Divineguma (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament

Divineguma (Amendment) Bill passed in Parliament

February 9, 2017   01:26 pm

- By Yusuf Ariff

Sri Lanka Parliament today passed the Divineguma (Amendment) Bill, renaming the Divi Neguma Development Department to Samurdhi Department. 

The Divi Neguma Development Department was established in 2013 through the merging of the Sri Lanka Samurdhi Authority, Upcountry Development Authority, Southern Development Authority, the Department of Upcountry Rural Rehabilitation and the Department of the Commissioner General of Samurdhi.

The Cabinet of Ministers in December 2015 decided to approve the proposal put forward by the Minister of Social Empowerment and Welfare, S.B. Dissanayake, to amend the Divi Neguma Act No.1 of 2013 and change the name of the Divi Neguma Development Department to the Samurdhi Department. 

The Second Reading of the Divineguma (Amendment) Bill took place in Parliament today.  

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