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Govt. Loses Millions

Trade unions in the railway sector inSri Lankasay the government stands to lose millions of rupees due to the closure of railway line. The JVP affiliated Organization for the Protection of the Railway Properties and the Rights of Railway Employees issuing a statement said the government would lose up to Rs. 80 million due to [...]

CEB Employees To Strike

Trade unions affiliated to the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) have threatened to launch a half day strike on September 7 if the authorities fail to pay their due salary increments. Executive member of CEB’s Joint Trade Union Alliance, Ranjan Jayalal told a press conference that the strike would commence from 12 noon on September 7. [...]

Committee Recommends Compensation Payment

Petroleum Minister Susil Premajayanth was handed the report on the findings on the importing of sub standard fuel to the country and the damages caused by the stock of fuel. The report was handed over to the Minister yesterday morning. Premajayanth after receiving the report has said that necessary action would be taken after studying [...]

Housing Scheme For IDPs

The Housing and Common Amenities Ministry is to commence a special housing scheme for the newly resettled internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the North on Wednesday (31). The housing scheme would build 1,000 houses for newly resettled IDP families in the North and the first phase would see the construction of 50 houses in Panikkakulum, [...]

JHU: Peace Gained Must Be Protected

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) says the peace that has been gained should be protected with dignity. JHU General Secretary and Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has observed that certain forces were engaged in activities that challenged the security of the country. Speaking during the JHU’s 8th annual convention, Ranawaka has said the [...]

No Change In UNP’s Mayoral Candidates

The UNP’s mayoral candidate for the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia Municipal Council, Sunethra Ranasinghe says the party has decided to name mayoral candidates for the 23 local government bodies that is to face elections on October 8. Ranasinghe has made this statement in response to a request made by UNP Colombo District parliamentarian Mohan Lal Grero to [...]

Two Week Awareness Campaign

The JVP is to launch a two week island wide awareness campaign commencing Thursday (1) on the issues faced by the country. JVP sources said that the island wide campaign would take place from September 1 till 15. The campaign is to include public meetings, leaflet distributions and protests that would be haled at district [...]

Five Member Delegation For UN HR Sessions

The government has appointed a five member delegation headed by Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe to attend the UN Human Rights Council session inGeneva, scheduled to commence on September 12. The External Affairs Ministry has stated that the members of the delegation include Ministers Prof. G. L. Peiris, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and government [...]

Party Secretaries To Meet EC

The secretaries of the political parties contesting the forthcoming local government polls are to meet with the Elections Commissioner on Thursday (September 1) to discuss preparations for the elections on October 8. Election will be held for 23 local government bodies in the final stage of the polls on October 8. Next Thursday’s meeting would [...]

Detained Persons Won’t Be Released Soon

The Justice Ministry says the removal of emergency regulations would not result in the release of some 6,000 persons detained under the emergency regulations and that there release is to be decided by the Attorney General. Justice Ministry Secretary Suhada Gamlath has noted that the lapse of the emergency regulations would not result in the [...]

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