|Move to shift National Lotteries Board to Hambantota|
National Lotteries Board (NLB)
The parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) has identified a move to shift the National Lotteries Board (NLB) to Hambantota from its present location in Colombo, Parliament was informed. NLB officials had confirmed this to the COPE at a meeting held recently.
“How can they commute the long distance between Hambantota and Colombo,”UNP MPs Dayasiri Jayasekara asked at the meeting.Ravi Karunanayake, Eran Wickramaratne and JVP MP Sunil Handunnetti were present at the meeting.
The government has planned to covert Hambantota into a major industrial hub.
Deputy Finance Minister Sarath Amunugama did not deny or confirm any move to shift the NLB. He said the NLB had 284 permanent employees with 33 employed on a contract basis.