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Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake was sworn in as the 28th Attorney General. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 20:42

Solicitor General Yuwanjana Wanasundera Wijayathilake was sworn in as the 28th Attorney General of Sri Lanka this afternoon before President Mahinda Rajapakse. He became an attorney in 1979 and joined the legal department as an attorney-at-law in 1980, and up to date he has completed 34 years of service. He is a old boy of Ananda College Colombo and the son of former Supreme Court Judge S.R. Wijayathilake.

 
Extra traveling fee to the police officers in special duties. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 20:41

The government has decided to provide extra traveling fee to the police officers who are involved in special duties. President Mahinda Rajapakse has given the relevant instructions to the IGP to supply the fee. Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana stated that the President given the decree after considering the request made by the police officers who are in the special duties. Meanwhile, the police department has also taken steps to fill 2,053 vacancies below the rank of Chief Police Inspector. Applications have already been called in this regard.

 
Trade Unions leaders say that workers of the country have no faith on the UNP's pledges for pay hike. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:46

Trade Unions United Forum says it is ridiculous that the UNP which had sacked over 100,000 public servants at the General Strike in 1980, has now promised to increase the salary from 10,000 rupees a month if they come to power. The working class has no faith on the pledges given by the UNP. At a press briefing held in Colombo today the Forum said the only leader the workers can have confidence is none other than President Mahinda Rajapakse. Chairman of the Public Service Trade Unions Association W.H. Piyadasa said the coming budget will definitely grant many benefits to the people including the public servants. Mahinda Chinthana Policy has been drawn to provide benefits of development to the each person in the country. General Secretary of the SLFP trade union Lesley Devendra said unprecedented benefits will be given to the public by this budget. Deputy Secretary of the SLFP Trade Union Sarath Hettiarachchi said a significant salary increase will be given to the public servants. Secretary of the MEP trade union Somaweera Chandrasiri said some opposition elements are now conducting protest campaigns demanding salary increase as they very well know that the government is to increase the salaries.

 
Courts have issued notice to four UNP MPs to appear before courts over the incident of forcibly entering the Port Authority's Training School. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:45

Police Media Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana says that the courts have issued noticed to UNP parliamentarians Ravi Karunanayake, Namal Bandara, R.Yogarajan and Ajith P.Perera to appear before courts on the charges of forcibly entering the Training Schools of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. At a press briefing held in Colombo today the Police Media Spokesman said both parties have logged complaints to the police over this incident. Accordingly, the Fort Magistrate Courts have issued notice following an intensive investigation conducted by Colombo Crime Division. Statements from 19 persons have been recorded in this connection.

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6 orders under the Act of Special Commodities Tax were passed in parliament. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 20:41

6 orders under the Act of Special Commodities Tax were passed in parliament today. While presenting the orders Senior Minister Sarath Amunugama noted that the government aims to ensure commodities at affordable prices to the general public at the same time strengthening the local production. The government provides concessions to the public when the level of local production goes down in the face of severe weather conditions. The Senior Minister also said that measures are taken to limit the imports when the level of local production is on the rise. More attention has been paid on ensuring stable price of rice, potatoes and onion.

 
Senior Lawyer Ali Sabri pointed out that the executive presidency has led to form stable governments in Sri Lanka. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:46

Senior Lawyer President's Counsel Ali Sabri pointed out that the executive presidency has led to form stable governments in Sri Lanka. When comparing the governments before 1978 with those formed under the executive presidency system, this logic is obvious. Countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia have achieved Rapid Development under the Executive Presidential system. At a seminar held in Colombo he said the executive presidency in Sri Lanka was the main force that backed to end the three decades long terrorism. The government has further strengthened the people's sovereignty through the 18th amendment to the constitution. Under these amendments President Mahinda Rajapakse will be able to contest for the presidency for the 3rd term. It is not an illegal extension of his office. Any former president who has contested twice is able to contest again according to this amendment.

 
The President expresses strong concern on the escalation of terrorist activities in several countries including Canada. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 13:22

President Mahinda Rajapakse has expressed strong concern on the escalation of terrorist activities in several countries including Canada. The President points out that Sri Lanka should also join as co-partners to control this menace.  The President has expressed his opinion in a twitter message.

 
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