A three day Dengue Prevention Programme targeting seven high risk districts including the Western Province, will commence tomorrow, Government Information Department said.
The US government has proposed a $31 million financial aid to Sri Lanka to encourage reconciliation efforts and support anti-corruption activities as the Island nation is undertaking major reforms after the historic political transition.
The Supreme Court (SC) determined that the proposed Theravadi Kathikavath Bill was inconsistent with the constitution, Parliament was informed today.
Former Eastern Province Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan, who was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police over the killing of a Tamil parliamentarian further remanded until February 24 by the Batticaloa Magistrate Court today.
The Appeals Court extended the interim injunction order against the ban on 'full face helmets' till May 5.
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.