The government has extended an invitation to all interested stakeholders to submit their suggestions on the upcoming Budget 2018. In a statement, the Finance Ministry said it planned to introduce a budget that would build a strong economy and create one million jobs. It invited interested parties to submit their suggestions...
Justice Minister Thalatha Athukorala’s proposal to sign a MoU between Sri Lanka and Switzerland for mutual legal cooperation in prevention of criminal activities was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. It was decided that after the preliminary stages of implementing the MoU, Sri Lanka would enter into an agreement with...
Three bills to change the composition of members in Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and Paradeshiya Sabhas were presented before the Parliament today. Provincial Councils and Local Government Minister Faizer Mustapha presented the Municipal Councils (Amendment) bill, Urban Councils (Amendment) bill and the Pradeshiya Sabha (Amendment) bill on behalf of the...
Amidst the ongoing political turmoil in Tamil Nadu, the President of India has appointed the Governor of Assam, Banwarilal Purohit, as the Governor of Tamil Nadu. He will be a full-time Governor of TN, and another Governor has been appointed for the state of Assam. A politician from the Vidharba region...
The delegates of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Official Residence of the President, today. A five member delegation including its Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ROSATOM for International Relations Nikolay Spasskiy, participated in this meeting. The delegation arrived in the country with...
Jan 20, 2018   The US Government is approaching a federal shutdown after the Senate failed to agree on a new budget. It was unclear which way the vote would go as the midnight deadline approached, with Republicans and Democrats split on key issues. Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund...
Jan 04, 2018 According to the Elections Commission nearly 60,000 persons have been accepted, from applications received for the use of postal vote, at this year’s local government polls.Additional Commissioner Saman Ratnayaka said that the names of the postal voters’ list will be validated on the 08th. He further stated...
Nov 24, 2017    Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has informed parliament of a meeting that has been scheduled by him between political party leaders to discuss on the delay in holding Local Government Elections in Parliament, at 5:30 p.m. today, November 24.A parliamentary debate took place on Thursday, November 23, in relation...
Jan 18, 2018   The Chief of Pakistan Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, says Sri Lanka has achieved a significant development due to the prevailing peaceful environment. He made these remarks when he met with President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, yesterday.General Qamar Javed Bajwa recalled the historic tour made...
United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate, former Minister Piyasena Gamage was sworn-in as the Galle district MP, before Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday. Gamage was appointed to fill the vacancy left due to Galle district Parliamentarian Geetha Kumarasinghe being disqualified by the Supreme Court for holding dual citizenship. After taking oaths, Piyasena...
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