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NCPA To Establish A NCPP

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has decided to establish a National Child Protection Policy (NCPP). The NCPA has said the policy framework would be developed with the assistance of local and foreign non-governmental organizations. NCPA Chairperson, Anoma Dissanayake has told the media that everyone involved with children would be held responsible for their actions [...]

Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen meet and decide on a road map

The Indian media has reported that India and Sri Lanka have stressed on the need for all fishermen to be treated in a humane manner and that their issues should be prioritized. India’s IBNS has reported that the third meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fisheries was held in New Delhi on [...]

Govt. Decides To Appoint Permanent Disciplinary Committee

The government has said that it has decide to appoint a permanent disciplinary committee to monitor the provincial council members. SLFP General Secretary and Minister Maithripala Sirisena has been quoted in the local media as saying that although a disciplinary committee is usually appointed to inquire in the event of a complaint being lodged against [...]

CPC To Supply Fuel To Power Plant According To Payments Made

The Petroleum Ministry issuing a statement has said that CPC has decided to supply heavy fuel to the Yugadhanavi plant in Kerawalapitiya according to the manner in which the West Coast Company, a shareholder of the plant, settles the dues to the CPC. The shareholders of the Yugadhanavi plant were the Treasury, the EPF, Lanka [...]

Power And Energy Ministry To Pay CPC

The Power and Energy Ministry has stated that the Yugadhanavi power plant in Kerawalapitiya was a semi-government commercial venture, but was ready to pay the arrears due to the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) by the plant. The Ministry issuing a statement has explained that the shareholders of the Yugadhanavi plant were the Treasury, the EPF, [...]

LLRC Concludes Public Sittings

The Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) has stated that it has concluded its public sittings. LLRC Spokesperson Lakshman Wickremasinghe has told the media that the LLRC public sittings have been concluded with its visit to Ampara last week. During the course of its public sittings, the LLRC has held public sittings in the districts [...]

UNP LG Members To Declare Their Assets

The UNP has said a meeting would be held for the party’s elected local government members would be held today. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a press conference that the local government representatives elected from the UNP will be asked to declare their assets. He said the party would ensure the highest levels of [...]

UPFA LG Members Take Oaths

The UPFA local government members elected at the recently concluded local government elections yesterday (29) took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The UPFA councilors amounting to 424 took oaths before the President at an event organized at Temple Trees.

UNP WC Postponed Without Appointing National Organizer

The UNP’s Working Committee that met today (28) has postponed the appointment of a National Organizer. Working Committee members Imthiaz Bakeer Markar and Chandra Gankanda had proposed the name of UNP MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara to the National Organizer post. Meanwhile, several other party seniors’ names are also being considered to the post. A committee [...]

SF’s Pvt. Sec. Granted Bail

The Court of Appeal has today (28) granted bail to Sarath Fonseka’s private secretary, Retired Captain Senaka Silva. The Court has granted bail to Silva when his bail application was taken up for hearing today. The state counsel had said there was no objection to grant bail to him. Silva was remanded on a charge [...]

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