Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, 6th November 2019: The Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) has launched Sri Lanka’s first ‘Citizens Budget’ at a ceremony in Tricomalee. The Citizens Budget - a vital tool for public accountability and increased civic participation - has been developed exclusively for the public, and presents the budget in a more simple less technical format, enabling citizens to gain a better understanding of how public finances are managed and used.
His Excellency David Mc Kinnon, the Canadian High Commissioner for Sri Lanka visited to Eastern Provincial Council along with his team on 27.08.2019 and had a brief conversation with the Chief Secretary on Peace Building Processes after the recent incident happened on 21.04.2019 in the country.
At this occasion, following a warm welcome by the Chief Secretary, an overview of the Eastern Provincial Council was briefed to the High Commissioner and his team. Mainly, subsequent of the recent disaster in the country, the current peace building programmes and the productive initiations of the EPC to ensure the peace and the harmony among the comminutes in the Eastern Province was sensitively discussed. The representation of the Religious leaders, youths and the women in this peace building processes was also conversed.