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Power Crisis Due To CPC Bungling

The UNP today warned of a power crisis in the country due to bungling at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC). UNP parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera told a press conference that a US$300 million scam at the CPC in importing low sulphur oil needed for thermal power generation has caused the country’s power crisis. He said the [...]

No Elections For Two LG Bodies

The Elections Department is to make a final decision on the date to hold local government elections two bodies when the Elections Commissioner meets with secretaries of political parties tomorrow (1). While elections for 23 remaining local government bodies are scheduled to be held on October 8, elections for the Pudukuduirippu Pradeshiya Sabha and the [...]

Karu Heads UNP’s LG Poll Campaign

The UNP’s campaign for the local government elections for October 8th will be managed by the party’s elections steering committee headed by deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake has said the party’s election campaign would focus on rallying the people against the corruption in the government. The party has already finalized its [...]

UPFA Confident Of A Victory In Colombo

The UPFA says it is confident of a landslide victory inColombofor the first time at the local government elections on October 8. General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Minister Maithripala Sirisena has said the UNP has been proven worn in its belief that it was a dominant political force in the [...]

TUs Ask For Findings In Report

Trade unionists and human rights activists have called on the government to reveal the findings of the Mahanama Tilakaratne Investigation Report on the industrial unrest at the Katunayake free trade zone (FTZ). The Trade Union Alliance (TUA) and the Marxist JVP affiliated Inter Company Employees’ Union (ICEU) held two separate protests yesterday evening against the [...]

Samurdhi Unions To Agitate

Trade unions affiliated to Samurdhi have warned of trade union action if Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa fails to address the grievances of the Samurdhi employees. They have expressed concern over the job security of Samurdhi employees following the government’s decision to bring the Samurdhi Authority and a few other state institutions under the proposed [...]

Seeking Compensation

The Petroleum Ministry states that the committee appointed to investigate the importing of a stock of sub standard fuel has recommended the Ministry to seek compensation from the importers or to recover the monies from the officials responsible for importing the stock. The committee comprising Power and Energy Ministry Secretary M.M.C. Ferdinando and CPC officials [...]

Dispute Resolved

The UNP has resolved the dispute between UNP Colombo District parliamentarian Mohan Lal Grero and the party leadership. Grero called on the party leadership to keep the mayoral candidature for the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council open and last Saturday gave an ultimatum saying he would be forced to take stern action if his request did [...]

PSC Yet To Be Formed

The government’s proposed Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) aimed at finding solutions to resolve the ethnic issue is yet to be entered in the House Order Book and then tabled in parliament. Parliament Secretary General Dhammika Kitulgoda has said the PSC would not be able to commence sittings for a few more weeks. He has said [...]

CMC: No Evictions

The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) says a people centered view is adopted when relocating persons in the Colombo area. However, the CMC maintains that it has not evicted any of the persons who are currently being relocated in some Colombo suburbs. According to the CMC, the evictions are being carried out by the Urban Development [...]

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