The Joint Opposition says that a salary formula similar to that of the fuel formula should be introduced. Addressing a media conference held in Colombo this morning, MP Dallas Alahapperuma further described the proposal. Read More
Colombo (News1st) – The 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) began in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday (Sept 10th). Michelle Bachelet, the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights addressing her first regular session reaffirmed her commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In its official...
Colombo (News1st) – The Ministry of Public Administration and Management has decided to initiate legal action against 9 former ministers who are yet to hand over their official residences. A senior spokesperson for the ministry noted that the 9 individuals in question include Ministers, State Ministers, and Deputy Ministers....
President Maithripala Sirisena has said that local food production will be strengthened in order to prevent the malpractices that prevail when importing food items to the country. Read More
Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP) has said it will file a petition at the Supreme Court against the deliberate delaying of Provincial Council elections. SLPP Chairperson, Prof. G.L. Peiris addressing a media briefing alleged that the government was... Read More
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is to discuss action that could be taken against party members who attended the Jana Balaya protest organised by the Joint Opposition (JO) helmed by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. The protest was held on September... Read More
A Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya which is in India on a three-day visit is expected to meet Indian Premier Narendra Modi today. The delegation which is in India on the invitation of the Indian Parliament will also meet Indian... Read More
Colombo (News1st) – Indictments were served on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and six other at the Permanent High Court trial-at-bar in connection with the alleged misappropriation of funds for the construction of the D.A Rajapaksa memorial museum in 2014. This is the second case filed by the Attorney General...
Party leadership of the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP) is to discuss the possibilities of holding the Jana Balaya protests in other districts in the future. Parliamentarian Shehan Semasinghe speaking to Hiru News that the matter would be discussed... Read More
Colombo (News1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the Presidential elections will be held on the scheduled date “and not a single day ahead of schedule”. The President added that if an election is to be held prior to the scheduled date, the decision will be made by...
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