The much talked of 100 days of the ‘100 Days Program’ that was part of President Maithripala Sirisena’s election campaign is now completed. The President himself has come out with a statement which can be read as ‘observations on progress’ (see pages 4, 8 and 9). The Government claims that much was done. Others claim that it’s mostly talk and…
The Draft Bill on the Right to Information has received Cabinet approval. Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said the draft bill, as pledged in the 100-Day program, will be presented to Parliament. Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a proposal presented by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to present the said Draft Bill to the parliament as an urgent bill…
Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has arrived at the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption to give a statement.
President Maithripala Sirisena should dissolve Parliament immediately if the 19th Amendment is not passed in Parliament next week, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ajith P. Perera said today. Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo, the deputy minister said the government will not have a mandate to move forward if it failed to achieve its main goal...
Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapakshe in an urgently summoned press briefing yesterday stressed that had no powers to summon the officials of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIBOC) to the Parliament.
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa adjourned the Parliament till April 27 finally after adjourning the House for 10 minutes once and again for 30 minutes. The debate on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was due for today and the tense situation arose in the Parliament reasoned to postpone the sessions.
Parliament has been adjourned after a group of MPs protested in the middle of the chambers against the summoning of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa before the Bribery Commission.
The committee appointed to probe the controversial Central Bank Treasury Bond issue has completed its investigations and the final report has been handed over to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. A member of the committee that conducted the investigations, Mahesh Kalugampitiya told The Nation, that the report was handed over before the beginning of the Parliament’s vacation for the Sinhala and…
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P Perera who is currently in The Netherlands leading the Sri Lanka delegation to the Global Conference on Cyberspace – 2015 (GCCS 2015) visited the Dutch Parliament on the sidelines of the conference on 15 April.
The Government plans to introduce a special ‘Red label’ to inform the customers about the sugar level of the bottled drinks imported and locally produced. Health and Indigenous Medicine Ministry will implement the program soon with the intention of to educate the public about the excessive sugar content.
Ceylinco Insurance employees present and past will be in for a New Year bonanza, with the recent court decision, which recognized them as the sole owners of the Ceylinco Insurance Employee Share Ownership Trust (CISOT) fund. Each employee on the average should receive around Rs.1.8 million, if a potion of the trust, is sold and dispersed amongst them.
The Chairman of Bank of Ceylon, Ronald C. Perera today said that the bank’s General Manager, D M Gunasekara has been “placed on leave until investigations are completed” amidst a contrasting claim made by the Finance Minister.
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has informed Parliament that he is studying the matter pertaining to the position of the Opposition Leader. As such, he has said no decision has been taken regarding the matter as yet.
Improving food hygiene in the country is hampered by deficiencies in the Food Act, Chief Medical Officer of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), Dr. Ruwan Wijayamuni said. Speaking to The Nation, Dr. Wijayamuni pointed out that there are no provisions currently in the Food Act to immediately shut down eateries which are found to be selling unhygienic food.
It has been reported that there are around 75-100 Sri Lankan expatriates, including students in Yemen. Due to the volatile situation in the country, the Government of Sri Lanka is making arrangements to evacuate all Sri Lankans in Yemen, who are principally residing in the capital, Sana’a and other main cities, such as Hodeida, Aden and Mukalla.
Three Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) personnel have been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) over their alleged role in the killing of former Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP Nadarajah Raviraj in 2006, Police Media Unit said.