The Local Authorities (Amendment) Bill that will give women additional representation in local bodies was passed amidst chaotic scenes in Parliament today, but not due to opposition to the Bill but due to protests from the joint opposition that they were being treated unfairly in the House.
The Constitutional Council will meet tomorrow to decide on the new appointee to the post of Attorney General (AG), Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today.
Sicille Kotelawala, wife of former Ceylinco Chairman Lalith Kotelawala, was ordered to be remanded till February 23 by the Fort Magistrate today.
The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) ven Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was granted bail by the Homagama Magistrate today, over contempt of court charges.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, concluding his four day visit to Sri Lanka, said the Prime Minister’s recent statements that nearly all the disappeared persons are dead has created great distress among their families.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR), Prince Zeid, has denied that he told the media in Jaffna that he will not ask the Sri Lankan government to release Tamil detainees.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning, the UN office in Colombo said.
Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizer Mustapha said that the Government has no intention to postpone the Local Government election and it is expected to be held in June this year after resolving of the issues regarding the demarcation of electoral boundaries in local government wards.
Leader of the Democratic Party Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka will take oaths as a Member of Parliament today before the Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya, Leader of the House Laksman Kiriella said.