Special provisions Bill in February not for a Super Minister

The Government today said that the Development (Special Provisions) draft Bill is likely to be presented to Parliament in February.Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama however said the Bill is not to help create a “Super Minister” as claimed by the opposition. The Minister said that some members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party have got the wrong impression about the Bill. He said that President Maithripala Sirisena is supportive of the Development (Special Provisions) draft Bill. He insisted that the Bill is not to create a “Super Minister” and the Government opposes creating such a post. (Colombo Gazette)