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CWC Accuses Estate Sector Employers

An estate sector trade union affiliated to the government has accused estate sector employers of violating the new collective agreement signed between the employers and estate trade unions. Senior member of the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) and deputy minister Muttu Sivalingam has told the media that some employers have violated the agreement reached on the [...]

Govt. To Increase Number Of LG Bodies?

The government has decided to form more local government bodies in the country soon after the conclusion of elections to the 23 remaining local government bodies, Local Government and Provincial Council Ministry official has said. The media quoting a Ministry official states that the existing 335 local government bodies in the country would see the [...]

Kothalawela Released On Bail

The Colombo High Court has today released on bail the former Chairman of Ceylinco Group, Lalith Kothalawela and seven others accused in the Golden Key fraud case. The Court has released Kothalawela and the other accused members on a Rs. 5 million surety bail each. Kothalawela and seven others were indicted in the Colombo High [...]

UNP: Internal Conflicts Resulted In Party’s Defeat

The United National Party (UNP) says that internal conflicts in the party resulted in its defeat at the recently concluded local government elections. UNP parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera told a press conference that some party members have resorted to criticizing own party members instead of the ruling party creating in an adverse impact among the party [...]

Swearing In Of TNA LG Members In Kilinochchi

The recently elected members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) at the recently concluded local government elections in the North are to be sworn in shortly in the former rebel stronghold, Kilinochchi shortly. TNA parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has told the media that the candidates who polled the highest preferential votes would be appointed as chairmen [...]

DPF: Tamil People Need Political Power

The Democratic People’s Front (DPF) says that the results of the recently concluded local government elections in the North indicated that the Tamil people needed political power to make their own decisions to develop their regions. DPF Leader Mano Ganeshan said in a statement that the Tamil people have rejected the development decisions made inColombo. [...]

GNOA To Protest Against Nursing Appointments

The Government Nursing Officers’ Association (GNOA) has warned of a protest campaign over the recruitment of persons with inadequate qualifications as nurses in the North and East. The GNOA has threatened to launch a protest campaign if the recruitment of nurses with A/Level qualifications in Arts and Commerce A/L is not stopped in the North [...]

JHU: TNA Won By A Small Margin

The JHU says that the TNA has managed to defeat the government only by a small percentage. JHU General Secretary and Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told a press conference that the forces operating against the government had been sent a clear message through the recently concluded local government elections. He said that [...]

SYU To Compile List Of The Detained And Disappeared

The JVP affiliated Socialist Youth Union (SYU) says it would compile a list of Tamil youth who have disappeared in the North and those who have been detained. Head of the SYU Bimal Ratnayake told a press conference that the union would compile the list and release it to parliament shortly through the party’s parliamentarians. [...]

Ministry To Introduce Pre-Paid Card System

The Transport Ministry is currently looking at the possibility of introducing a pre-paid card system for the public transport sector. The Ministry has said that a detailed study is currently been conducted to explore the possibility of introducing the system by 2013. Transport Secretary Victor Samaraweera has told the media that the passenger transport unions [...]

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