Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Human Rights Commission thanks Finance Minister for allocation of funds to make state buildings accessible to disabled
Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 08:12 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 23, Colombo: The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) expressed their appreciation to the Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera for considering their request and allocating funds in the 2019 Budget to make state buildings and transportation accessible to persons with disabilities.

In a letter to the Finance Minister, Chairperson of Human Rights Commission Dr. Deepika Udugama expressed the HRCCSL's deep appreciation of the inclusion of allocations in the 2019 budget to make public transport, and public and private commercial buildings disability accessible, the latter by 2023.

"We further note that allocation has also been made to provide persons with disabilities with a monthly allowance, as well as financial incentives to encourage private entities to recruit persons with disabilities."

"We are very encouraged by the Ministry of Finance accepting our recommendation of the Human Rights Commission and taking an important and impactful step to strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities in Sri Lanka. These measures will enable scores of persons with disabilities to live with dignity and fully exercise their rights," the chairperson said.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
SLFP will take an honorable decision at the upcoming Presidential Polls - President
-- [38 minutes ago]
Special HC to continue case against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa when returned to the country after receiving medical treatments
-- [1 hour and 1 minutes ago]
Parent company of Expolanka, SGH Holdings Japan awards its Freight & Logistics Arm EFL for Outstanding Innovation
-- [1 hour and 25 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka economy achieved 3.7 percent growth in the 1st quarter of2019
Strong governments didn't bring prosperity to low income families for last 21 years, PM responds to opposition
Inquiry ordered into the starvation death of an infant
PSC decides to hold witness testimony in secret from now on
Sri Lanka signs agreement with Japan to send skilled workers for employment
China donates security equipment to Sri Lanka parliament
U.S. Secretary of State unable to visit Sri Lanka during upcoming travel to region

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.