President Mahinda Rajapaksa has told the Chief Ministers of the North Western and Central Provinces that he would make arrangements to allocate funds for the two provinces to make the necessary arrangements for elections.
The loans taken by the Mahinda Rajapaksa government from banks have now increased to Rs. 851.2 billion. The government has in the month of April alone borrowed monies amounting to Rs. 76.8 billion from banks.
The Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) 2013 will take place 10-14 November at the Hambantota International Conference Hall in southern Sri Lanka. The event is organised jointly by Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development and the National Youth Services Council of Sri Lanka, It is one of three parallel forums that will take place during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).
A delegation, led by TNA Member of Parliament R Sampanthan, will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and external affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday. They will also meet the national security advisor Shivshankar Menon today (Monday), the New Indian Express reported.
UK intelligence agencies planned to spy on delegates to the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in 2009, including being asked to obtain information to give UK ministers an advantage in talks with their Commonwealth counterparts, according to a top-secret document seen by the Guardian.
Kumar Sangakkara slipped into a smile, as smooth and easy as the shots he had played in the middle. For him the awkward question, which would have been uncomfortable for any other Sri Lankan player, was just another half-volley.
The European Parliament has passed a motion saying it condemns the grave violations of human rights against the Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state.
The Mahinda Rajapaksa government that extorts monies from people in any possible way, especially through taxes that even burden beggars on the streets, has now introduced an insurance scheme to extort monies from military forces personnel.
The Mahinda Rajapaksa government has been posed questions by the diplomatic community on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and the government’s attempt to dissolve it.
UPFA MP Duminda Silva who is an accused in Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra’s murder is to attend parliament tomorrow.
Tamils reject any political solution based on the 13th amendment – it neither addresses the root cause of the conflict nor safeguards the Tamil national interest on the island.
Attorney at Law Nalinda Indatissa has told court on the 13th attention should be paid to the possibility of DIG Vass Gunawardena, who is currently receiving medical treatment in remand custody, ‘committing suicide’ while in custody.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has sought the Speaker’s permission to record a statement from Minister Wimal Weerawansa on a complaint lodged by Kaduwela Mayor G.H. Buddhadasa.
DIG Vass Gunawardena who is currently in remand custody for his alleged involvement in an underworld group that has carried out contract killings has been admitted to the Prison Hospital from the Colombo National Hospital.
The JVP is preparing a set of proposals to identify the short and long term solutions to the issues faced by the Tamil people in the country after abolishing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.