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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

PM will inform on PC Polls soon: Speaker

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday informed Parliament that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would inform Parliament this week about the decision on the Provincial Council Elections.

He said this in response to an allegation made by Joint Opposition MP Dullas Allahapperuma that the Government was trying to evade

China to invest USD 700 mn in LNG power plant

Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama said yesterday the government had cleared a proposal for Chinese investment worth 700 million US dollars to build an LNG power plant in Hambantota.

Addressing a symposium at the Chinese Embassy, he said it would

New dress code for pregnant teachers

The Education Ministry has introduced a special dress code for expectant teachers from today based on a decision taken by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

“Pregnant teachers wore the traditional saree to school even during advanced stages of pregnancy and this will be very uncomfortable

Files on LTTE and MI5 in SL erased at UK Foreign Office

Britain’s Foreign Office had destroyed almost 200 files on Sri Lanka dating from the start of the LTTE uprising during which MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5) and the SAS (Special Air Service) secretly advised the country’s security forces, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.

It said the loss of the files means that there is almost no record of

M.H.M. Navavi resigns from parliamentary seat

United National Party National list parliamentarian M.H.M Navavi has resigned from his portfolio, Secretary General of Parliament said.

Navavi is a member of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC)