EPC’s first meeting fixed for June 4
The first meeting of the newly elected Eastern Provincial Council will be held on June 4 at the Provincial Secretariat, Inner Harbour Road, Trincomalee. The event had been previously fixed for May 28. Presiding at the opening ceremony of the first EPC meeting will be Eastern Province Governor, Rear-Admiral Mohan Wijewickrema.
The June 4 ceremony begins at 9.45 a.m. with an opening address given by the governor, who is expected to outline the various responsibilities of the EPC members.
The Chief Minister and other ministers are expected to assume duties the same day at their respective offices. The EPC chairman will be paid a monthly salary of Rs; 63,500 and the deputy chairman Rs. 42,300. Each councillor will be paid a monthly salary of Rs. 27,140.