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Wimal: Waiting For A Favorable Response From India

NFF Leader and Housing and Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa has said the country is expecting a favorable response from India with regard to the report by the Panel of Experts appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sri Lanka. Weerawansa has told a press conference that the President and the External Affairs Minister would [...]

CoL Committee Meets Under MR

The subcommittee on Food Protection and Cost of Living has met under the chairmanship of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and has discussed the increasing world market prices of fuel and milk powder. Rajapaksa has informed the ministers in the committee to formulate a strategy to prevent an increase in the local market prices. Local media report [...]

Parliament Postpones Private Sector Pension Bill

Parliament has today postponed the debate on the private sector pension schemes till next month. The debate had been postponed until the verdict of the Supreme Court on the relevant bill is communicated to the Speaker. The debate on the private sector pension schemes was re-scheduled for May 3. Following the postponement of the debate [...]

Hunt On To Find Escaped Prisoners

Prison officials and police have commenced a search operation to apprehend four prisoners who have escaped from the Trincomalee Prison. The Trincomalee Harbour Police have reported the incident where the prisoners have cut a fence and escaped through the roof. According to the police out of the four prisoners who had escaped, three prisoners were [...]

GL To Meet Foreign Diplomats Tomorrow

External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris is to meet foreign diplomats in Colombo tomorrow to brief them on issues related to the publishing of the report by the panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Peiris is to meet the foreign diplomats tomorrow morning and the media is expected to be [...]

SLFP Rejects Panel Report

The SLFP, has rejected the report by the panel of experts appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sri Lanka. Senior SLFP members addressing a press conference says the government would take every possible measure to safeguard the country from any repercussion following the UN’s move to publish the panel reprot. Senior SLFP member [...]

Wimal To Campaign Against Panel Report

NFF Leader and Housing and Construction Minister Wimal Weerawansa is to lead the protest against the report by the experts panel appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the May Day rally. The NFF is to join the May Day rally of the governing UPFA on Sunday. Weerawansa has told the media that the [...]

EPC Members To Visit The North

Eastern Provincial Councilors are to visit the North to receive a first hand account on the internally displaced persons and the resettlement process. The decision to visit the North was made following the passing of a resolution presented by a Marxist JVP councilor to the effect. The resolution was passed with 13 members voting for [...]

UNP Appoints Committee To Study Report

The UNP has decided to appoint a committee to sturdy the report by the experts panel appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sri Lanka. The committee is to be headed by former senior civil servant Bradman Weerakoon. The committee is expected to study the report that was released yesterday closely and inform of [...]

Warning Of An Increase In Rat Fever And Dengue

The prevalent rainy weather conditions in Sri Lanka has resulted in the Health Ministry issuing a warning of the high possibility of rat fever (Leptospirosis) and dengue spreading in the country. Reports have revealed that over 60 deaths have occurred due to both, dengue and rat fever. Health Ministry Spokesperson W.M.D. Wanninayake has told the [...]

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