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The Prime Minister says all corrupts responsible for corruption and frauds will compulsorily be punished soon. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 20:48

Prime Minister Ranil Wicremasinghe says corrupt politicians and officials will compulsorily be punished under the 100 day programme. New Director has been appointed to Bribery Commission. Vacancies in the commission have been filled giving first priority. If the commission fails to punish the culprits, the Bribery Commission's building will be closed and handed over to Colombo University to be used as a hostel for students. The Prime Minister made these comments at a ceremony held in Nuwara Eliya New Town Hall today. The ceremony has been organized to felicitate the UNP activists and members who was committed for the victory of President Maithripala Sirisena. The Prime Minister further said that he or the government has no intention to weaken the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

Minister Rajitha Senarathne says the 100 day programme does not belong to any political party. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 20:43

Minister Rajitha Senarathne says the 100 day programme does not belong to any political party, but it is a collective effort of the public. 45 public organizations had participated in preparing the document, but today even there is no at least a list of name of them. The president should be responsible for the parliament. The immunity given to the president by the constitution should be scrapped soon. The SLFP will express its final opinion soon in this connection. In addition the notorious electoral system should also be changed before the next general election. Minister Rajitha Senarathne pointed out that not only the executive presidency system, but also the social reforms should be carried out simultaneously. At a seminar held in Colombo today, the Minister said the National Pharmaceutical Bill will be presented to the parliament next week.

The Prime Minister's Office is to obtain public views and proposals for the success of the 100 day programme. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 18:08

The Prime Minister's Office says public support will be obtained to make the 100 day programme more successful. A special system will be prepared to obtain public views and ideas regarding the 100 programme and its progress. The Prime Minister's Office is to carry forward the programme in more efficiently and transparent manner with the support of the public. Details on the progress of the programme are available at the website www.pmm.gov.lk. Public can send their views and proposals regarding the 100 day programme to the address, Director General, Project Management and Supervision Department, The Central Bank building, Janadhipathi Mawatha, Colombo 01. The project office can be contacted via hotline 0112 477 915.

Indian devotees say that the annual feast in Kachchatheevu paves the way for religious harmony between Indian and Sri Lankan citizens. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 18:07

Catholic devotees from India say annual feast of St. Anthony's Church in Kachchatheevu Island may cause unity and cooperation between the Sri Lankan and Indian citizens. The annual feast of the Kachchatheevu Church began today and about 4,000 Indian devotees from Rameshwaran, Kochin, Madurei, Koimbathor and other South Indian towns have arrived Kachchatheevu for the feast. Special masses are being held at the church throughout the day. Both Sri Lankan and Indian devotees stay there in mutual harmony for 3 days. The main service was conducted by Mandathivu Chief Priest Fr. Nelson Naayagam. Sri Lanka navy has provided all required facilities for the devotees. Indian coast guard also provides security for them.

Minister Rauf Hakeem says the government is keen on building up mutual understanding among all ethnic groups. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 20:42

Visiting Under Secretary of UN Political Council Jeffrey Feltman met Minister Rauf Hakeem and held discussion in Colombo yesterday. They focused attention to the current political situation of the government and the progress of the 100 day programme. Minister Rauf Hakeem said that former government did not focus due attention to find a sustainable solution for the ethnic crisis. However, the present government is keen on finding a lasting solution for the problem and building up mutual understanding among all ethnic groups in the country. UN Resident Representative to Sri Lanka Subine Nandi were also present at this discussion.

Maha Sangha hail the President for this decision taken to establish a Sangha council to obtain guidance and instructions for the government activities. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 18:07

Maha Sangha says President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to appoint a Supreme Sangha Council to obtain required guidance and instructions for the president and the government is a timely and important decision. The proposed council will be setup under the recommendations and guidance of Maha Sangha of three chapters. Dr. Ven. Medagama Dhammananda thero says all Buddhist theros may extend their maximum support to the president's move. Dr. of Philosophy Ven. Malwane Chandarathana thero says mahanayaka theros of all chapters are also willing to support the president to create a disciplined society. The thera pointed out that senior and reputed theros should be appointed to the proposed council. The president has recently expressed his willingness to appoint Buddhist and other religious committees to get advice, instructions and guidance to make the government's affairs success.

Government Medical Officers Union is to start an islandwide trade union action to meet their demands. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 March 2015 18:05

Government Medical Officers Union says they will start an islandwide trade union action to agitate the governments to fulfill their demands. Secretary of the GMOA Dr. Lasantha Jinadasa says if the government fails to fulfill them the trade union action will be started from the 6th of this month. The government has proposed to update the special allowances of medical practitioners from this year's budget. However, they have not been met so far. Several rounds of talks have been conducted during the past two months in this connection. At a press briefing in Colombo GMOA said government should immediately focus attention to their needs without causing hardships for the patients.

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