Seven councilors of the Independent Group, which contested from the motor-bicycle symbol for the Maharagama Urban Council, said today that they would not resign as Councillors.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today he would inform Parliament whether the national government was still in existence and give a ruling on the validity of the Cabinet tomorrow.
Although the yahapalana government is attempting to obtain an Interpol ‘Red Warrant’ on him it had withdrawn some 150 some such warrants including those issued on former LTTE terrorists because of the influence by Tamil politicians, former envoy Udayanga Weeratunga said today.
Expectations are on the rise that the current political impasse will end shortly with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announcing that he would made a determination in Parliament on Wednesday on the validity or otherwise of the ‘National Government’.
Jayasuriya made this annoucement when the Opposition questioned him about the legality …read more
A 33-year-old man was injured after he was shot at in Cotta Road, Borella while he was travelling in a car, a short while ago, police said.
The United Nations (UN) has blocked the deployment of a Sri Lankan military officer to Lebanon for peacekeeping operations. UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said that following questions raised, the deployment of Rathnappuli Wasantha Kumara Hewage has been suspended, Innercity Press reported. “We were asked last week about a Sri Lankan …read more
A shooting incident took place along Cotta Road in Borella this evening during which one person sustained injuries. The Police said that the gunmen had arrived on a motorcycle and carried out the shooting near the railway crossing. A 32 year old man sustained injuries in the incident and was admitted to …read more
Parliament was informed that the 25 per cent representation of women in local government bodies would be implemented, other than in those where it was not practically possible.