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High Commissioner of UNHRC lauds Govt reconciliation program

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein commended the efforts expended by the Sri Lankan government towards reconciliation after meeting President Maithripala Sirisena in New York . The High Commissioner acknowledged the reconciliation program implemented by the current government and discussed strategies of further progress …

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PM wants Google help to demarcate electoral boundaries

The government has decided to seek the assistance of Google Maps in demarcating electorates for the next provincial council elections.   The Local Government and Provincial Councils Ministry has been instructed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to use Google search engine and the Google maps to for demarcation purposes.   …

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Governors to administer provincial councils

Governors of the three provinces of Sabaragamuwa, North-Central and Eastern will be vested with powers to administer the three provincial councils whose term will end this month, after the end of the term of office, Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizer Mustapha said yesterday (21). Accordingly, the official …

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Grand aunt of Yoshitha Rajapaksa to submit evidence before FCID

Colombo Magistrate’s court has ordered Ms.Daisy Forrest Wickremasinghe, the great aunt of Yoshitha Rajapaksa to submit a statement to the Financial Crimes Investigation Department in relation to the purchase of a luxury house in Galkissa. Ms.Daisy Forrest, who is under scrutiny for her connection to the Rajapaksa family real estate …

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Interim report on new Constitution submitted by PM

The Interim Report of the Steering Committee, tasked with framing new Constitution was submitted by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Constitutional Assembly yesterday.   Presenting the report, the Prime Minister said the draft was not the final outcome of the process of formulating a new constitution, which would be …

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HC court granted bail

Colombo High Court grants bail for Former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and Former Director General of TRC Anusha Palpita, our news sources said.

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