Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SLIEOA Intensifies Trade Union Action

The Sri Lankan Immigration and Emigration Officers’ Association (SLIEOA) yesterday launched a trade union action in response to the failure of the government to provide a resolution to their demands.

President of the SLIEOA, Aruna Kanugala said the association made its grievances known six months earlier at a press conference. He stated

SLFP ministers to tell Prez they'll support no-faith motion

SLFP ministers are reportedly hoping to inform President Maithripala Sirisena in writing that they would support the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara told yesterday that a few SLFP ministers would sign the no confidence motion but the rest

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Court warns Wimal to be on time

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara today warned National Freedom Front (NFF) leader MP Wimal Weerawansa and MP Jayantha Samaraweera to present in court on time when their cases were heard.

The court case was to be taken up yesterday morning at the

Prasanna Ranweera remanded over assault

UPFA Gampaha District MP Prasanna Ranaweera was remanded till March 22 by Mahara Magistrate’s Court over an assault incident.

He was charged with assaulting a candidate who contested at the

Ariyadasa Cooray removed as NPC Secretary

National Police Commission (NPC) Secretary Ariyadasa Cooray has been removed from the post with effect from today.

Mr. Cooray said he had received a letter from the Commission informing that he was suspended from the post according to a Public Administration Circular.

NPC Chairman P.H. Manatunga said according

People need to identify politicians who only think of power and not country - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says some are working according to their personal agendas to gain political power and they are not interested in strengthening the peace and reconciliation or in solving the issues of the country.

The President further said that the people should recognize these people who only consider their political power without giving

Most Sinhalese happy about recent riots: EC

Dismissing the popular view on the attitude of a majority of Sinhalese towards the attacks on Muslim-owned properties and mosques during the recent riots in Ampara town and the Kandy District, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya claimed they seemed happy about what happened.

"The claim that a majority of Sinhalese were against the recent

PM asked to name a successor

The committee appointed to look into the reorganization of the United National Party (UNP) in its report had recommended that Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe should name a person who would take over the party leadership as and when he steps down from the leadership.

A member of the committee said it had come out with this

Monday, March 19, 2018

Three-minister delegation to 37th UNHRC session

The Sri Lankan delegation to the 37th session of the UNHR Council will include Foreign Affairs Minister Tilak Marapana, Special Assignments Minister Sarath Amunugama and Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faiszer Musthapha, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said.

Issuing a statement, it said Minister Marapana will lead the

GSLF holds protest against UNHRC in Geneva

With the participation of a large number of Sri Lankans living overseas, a protest organised by the Global Sri Lankans Forum (GSLF) was held outside the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday against the UN Human Rights Council's maltreatment of Sri Lanka.

GSLF representatives from Italy, Britain, Denmark, Germany,