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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Continuing Unity Govt.: SLFP to give proposals to UNP

A senior member of the United National Party (UNP) said yesterday the party would soon receive a copy of the proposals recommended by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

He told Daily Mirror the UNP was ready to discuss the continuation of the unity government with the SLFP no sooner the proposals are received.

Meanwhile, the UNP working committee and the parliamentary group are expected to approve a resolution calling for the continuation of the unity government with the SLFP till 2020.

The UNP -- SLFP unity government was set up in August 2015. (Yohan Perera)


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Asanka Gurusinha Chief Cricket Ops Officer

Asanka Gurusinha would be appointed as the Chief Cricket Operations Officer with effect from May 15, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) CEO Ashley de Silva told Daily Mirror today.

Yesterday, he said the election to elect new office bearers for the

Ban on pandals on Vesak, Poson Poya days to remain: Minister

Buddhasasana Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said yesterday the ban of pandals on Vesak and Poson Poya Days would not be changed and stressed the need to focus on the spiritual aspect of religion rather than on mundane activities.

He told Daily Mirror that this prohibition on pandals would only

Will boost economy in 100 days if given responsibility: Ravi

UNP Assistant Leader and former Minister Ravi Karunanayake said today he could build up the economy in 100 days if he was given the responsibility.

Addressing a meeting held at UNP office in Thotalanga, MP Karunanayake said state officials who go behind politicians do not

House prorogued fearing impeachment motion by UNP: SLPP

President Maithripala Sirisena prorogued Parliament because he feared an impeachment motion to be brought against him by the United National Party (UNP) backbenchers, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday.

MP Prasanna Ranatunga told a news conference that the UNP

Continuing Unity Govt.: SLFP to give proposals to UNP

A senior member of the United National Party (UNP) said yesterday the party would soon receive a copy of the proposals recommended by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

He told Daily Mirror the UNP was ready to discuss the continuation

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ammonia tragedy: CEA suspends factory operations

The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) has ordered to suspend the functions and operations of the Rubber Factory in Horana where five people were killed due to an ammonia gas exposure yesterday.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Director General of the CEA Hemantha Jayasinghe said the

New deal on future of unity govt. to be signed after April 24

The SLFP ministerial committee appointed by President Maihtripala Sirisena to look into the future of the unity government has made strong recommendations to drastically bring down the Cost of Living and provide facilities to achieve accelerated development in agriculture, industrial and education sectors and

Akila Viraj suitable to be General Secretary: UNP party sources

A group of United National Party (UNP) representatives yesterday stated that the current Deputy Secretary General of Parliament and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam was suitable for the post of General Secretary of the UNP.

UNP Parliamentary Group and Working Committee member

Taxi meters compulsory from today

Meters with the capability of issuing a printed bill will be compulsory from today, the National Council for Road Safety (NCRF) said.

NCRF Chairman Dr Sisira Kodagoda told the Daily Mirror that all three-wheeler taxis should have meters by today.