Dhammika Perera new BoI chief
Leading businessman Dhammika Perera is likely to be appointed as the Chairman of
the Board of Investment shortly, The Nation learns.
Eight new Majors General
On the recommendations of Army Commander Lt. Gen. Sarath Fonseka eight
Brigadiers Daya Ratnayaka, L. Amaratunga, Athula Jayawardena, Rajitha Silva, A.S.
Saheer, Aruna Jayatillake, Milinda Peiris and Srinath Rajapakse were promoted
Majors General. (Please see Defence Column for details).
West having second thoughts on repatriating
Many European countries with a significant number of asylum seekers from Sri
Lanka are reconsidering the repatriation of the asylum seekers due to the
deteriorating situation in the country, The Nation learns.
Intelsat to stop LTTE broadcasts
The Washington based Intelsat Corporation gave a firm assurance to Sri Lanka’s
Ambassador in Washington DC, Bernard Goonetileke, that it would take all
possible steps to stop LTTE from broadcasting its propaganda over their
International community’s help sought to solve HR violations
The Civil Monitoring Commission looking into the abductions and disappearances,
taking place in the country is to hand over a petition to the international
community on the issue, convenor of the commission MP Mano Ganesan said.
Electoral reforms in Parliament by first week of May
The new electoral reforms would be placed before Parliament for ratification by
the first week of May, Urban Development Minister and Parliamentary Select
Committee on Election Reforms (PSC) Chairman Dinesh Gunewardene said.
New Companies Act to see light of day on May 3
The new Companies Act No. 7 of 2007 is due to come into operation on the
‘appointed date’, May 3, 2007, sources at the Ministry of Trade, Commerce and
Consumer Affairs said.
‘UNP doesn’t expect a change of govt. immediately’
The UNP does not anticipate a change of government in the immediate future
although many ministers and MPs of the government are discontent and
dissatisfied with the style of administration of the Rajapaksa government, Chief
Opposition Whip Joseph Michael Perera said.