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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Constitution-making: Experts' Committee asked to submit paper

The parliamentary steering committee is said to have instructed its experts’ committee to submit a paper for consideration, when drafting the new Constitution within two weeks.

The steering committee is headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, with another committee of experts to advice the

No Govt. funds used to build 'Seemamalakaya': Champika

Megapolis Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday no government funds were used to build the "Seemamalakaya" in the Diyawanna Oya near the Parliament Road as alleged by joint opposition MP Gamini Lokuge in parliament.

He told parliament that the MP had alleged on Thursday that the

Disaster management rehearsal at Galewela Hospital halted by Palitha Thewarapperuma

A tense situation arose yesterday (25) during a disaster management rehearsal which was held in Galewela with the arrival of Sustainable Development, Wildlife and Regional Development Deputy Minister Palitha Thewarapperuma at the rehearsal.

The Deputy Minister has noticed residents in Galewela behaving in

Section of 'Seemamalakaya' on Diyawanna has sunk

One side of the floating structure built by a private construction company on the Diyawanna Oya for use as a 'Seemamalakaya' by the Amarapura Maha Sangha Sabha, has partially sunk because of a snag in the construction, Project Director and Senior Engineer Shameera Jayawardane said yesterday.

The public-funded structure, which is mid way in the construction

Heavy rains to reduce from tomorrow

Meteorology Department Director General K.H.M.S. Premalal said based on yesterday’s atmospheric observations the heavy rains were expected to lessen in intensity by tomorrow.

He said showers and thundershowers will occur at times mostly in the South-Western part of the country including the Western,

Friday, May 25, 2018

JVP hands over 20A to Speaker

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake today handed over a draft proposal for the 20th Amendment to the Constitution on abolishing the Executive Presidency.

The proposal was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya at 11.15

SL Defence Attaché issue raised in British Parliament

The issue of former Defence Attaché Brigadier Priyankara Fernando was raised by MP Hywel Williams in the British Parliament on Wednesday.

The MP asked Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific Mark Field what discussions he has had with Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs

Members who had allegations can't be in COPE: Mahindananda

Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage yesterday alleged that the Committee On Public Enterprises (COPE) members who had allegations of engaging in telephone conversations with Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) owner Arjun Aloysius during the Central Bank bond scam investigations, had been reappointed

Govt. is attempting to postpone PC polls: JO

The government was using the same trick they used in the Local Government elections to postpone the elections of the three Provincial Councils such as Eastern, Sabaragamuwa and North Central provinces, Joint Opposition member and MP Dullas

PM warns journalists against pandering to Rajapaksas

Journalists who are bent on bringing the Rajapaksa regime back to power do not realize that they are willingly putting a noose around their own necks, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday at UNP Headquarters in Sirikotha.

Speaking further he said that a number of journalists who are