Slamming BJP government's policy vis-a-vis Sri Lanka, party's Tamil Nadu ally MDMK on Saturday said that it was acting against the minority Tamils and warned that this may have its repercussions in the future.
Parents of military and police personnel are to be paid Rs. 1,000 monthly from January 2015, according to budget proposals for next year.The budget proposals also include a special pension and insurance scheme for trishaw drivers. In addition, a Rs. 3,000 monthly allowance will also be given for differently-abled persons.
The monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 given to senior citizens will be increased to Rs 2,000. Special recreation centers and facilities to be established for elders.A monthly allowance of 3,000 and transport allowance of Rs 750 for students with disabilities was also proposed.
The president in his budget speech revealed that Mahapola scholarship will be increased to Rs 4,000 by January 2015. Funds have also been allocated to provide nutritious breakfast for preschool children. A special duty scheme on motor vehicles for foreign employed individuals was also proposed in the budget speech.
A monthly allowance of Rs 2,500 will be provided for preschool teachers in addition to a cost of living allowance of Rs 10,000. Rs 300 million have been allocated to establish new preschools. 50,000 scholarships of Rs 3,000 will be offered to students who have passed A/L and O/L for vocational training purposes. Students who get through the Grade 5…
President in his budget speech said that the Rs 350 subsidy for fertilizer will be continued. Guaranteed price of paddy will be increased from 34 to 40 per kilogram. The leasing agreement for large scale estate industries which do not perform up to standards will be revoked and acquired to the government.
The President revealed while presenting his budget speech that Income Tax and Customs Departments will offer online services and added that their systems would be computerized with effect from tomorrow.
The president in his budget speech a short while ago said that the first 25 units of water will be reduced by 10 percent. Ten million have been set aside for road development projects and domestic airports in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya.
Over 100,000 houses have been rebuilt and renovated in the Wanni post war, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.In his budget speech, the President said that over 750,000 houses had been given to low income families in addition to houses that were renovated. Hostel facilities had been provided to 25,000 undergraduate students.
Minister of Technology and Atomic Energy Patali Champika Ranawaka says that an independent investigation should be carried out on the issue of the disputed coal shipments.The minister said at a press conference held today that the perpetrators should be brought to book. He said that two shipments of coal were brought in without the approval of the CEB in 2012.
Former Law and Order Ministry Secretary Major General Nanda Mallawarachchi appointed Secretary to the Ministry of Sports.Mallawaarachchi enlisted in the Army in 1971. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Sri Lanka Light Infantry in 1972. He served the Sri Lankan Army for over 36 years throughout the island. He held numerous positions in the Army,...
China does not want to overstep into India’s sphere of influence by bringing Sri Lanka and Maldives into the maritime New Silk Road, according to an official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), New Indian Express reports.
Craig Spencer, a physician with Doctors Without Borders who had been working in west Africa has tested positive for Ebola. Spencer, 33, has returned to New York from Guinea on October 17.Craig Spencer was taken to hospital in New York on Thursday after displaying symptoms consistent with those caused by Ebola, reports the Telegraph.
American screenwriter, producer, Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that the ‘Dark Knight’ actor Christian Bale has been cast in an upcoming biopic about the Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs."What we needed was the best actor," Sorkin said to Bloomberg. "He really is a phenomenal actor…He didn't have to audition.
Police Media Spokesperson, SSP Ajith Rohana announced that the nine-year-old male child who went missing yesterday from Batuwita, Horana has been found near Ruwanwelisaya in Anuradhapura. According to SSP Rohana initial investigations led to the discovery of the child. Extensive investigation had been launched into the incident.
A fire erupted a short while ago in a paper-manufacturing factory in Talahena, Malabe. Two fire trucks were dispatched after a tip off received at 7.00 am according to Fire Brigade in Kotte. The Brigade has requested help from Colombo and Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia Fire Brigades.
The CCTV footage of the gunman who entered the Canadian Parliament last Wednesday has been released by Police to Canadian media. The gunman has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old Quebec-born male. The shootout resulted in one casualty before the gunman was shot by a Canadian Policeman. Authorities confirmed that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau acted alone.