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Environment is created for everyone to coexist-PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that under the present government an environment where everyone can live in coexistence has been built. He expressed regret that that some media publicize a false opinion stating that the country will be divided by the Government trying to introduce a new constitution. The Prime …

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India assists in developing Model Villages across Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) yesterday for constructing of 1,200 houses through 50 model villages, using Indian grant assistance of SLR 600 million. The MoUs were signed by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, and W.K.K. Athukorala, Secretary to the Ministry …

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Catalonia ‘statehood’ SL Govt expresses displeasure

The government of Sri Lanka yesterday expressed its displeasure over the Unilateral Declaration of Independence by the Regional Parliament of Catalonia, stating that it only unequivocally supports a united Spain. A Foreign Ministry press communiqué stated that the Government of Sri Lanka unequivocally supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of …

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LG polls gazette on Nov. 1

The government said yesterday that the gazette notification announcing the conduct of elections to Local Authorities, would be issued next Wednesday. Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faiszer Musthapha told a news conference in Colombo that, as agreed by all political parties, polls could be held in January, subject to …

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PM orders inquiry into UNP Provincial Councillor’s conduct

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has asked UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim to conduct an inquiry into the conduct of UNP Western Provincial Councillor Randeer Rodrigo, who has been remanded in connection with a shooting incident in Divulapitiya last Monday.   The Prime Minister emphasised that UNP members should act in …

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