Posters calling the people to commemorate the fallen Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were pasted in the sub urban areas in Jaffna today.
The last of 11 art works by the late David Paynter which had been sold in violation of his sister's wishes has been recovered.
A section of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarians and provincial councilors today objected to the appointment of Government Agent (GA) to Vavuniya and urged to reconsider the party’s support to the government.
The government’s plan to send for rehabilitation and eventual release 217 Tamils detained for alleged links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), has run into legal difficulties.
President Maithripala Sirisena said on Tuesday that the government had not interfered with the independence of the judicial service and pledged that as long as he was in office he would not allow any interference.
A protest held by the railway Stationmasters union over a dispute with engine drivers was called off short while ago after the discussions with the authorities,a official said.
The government is expecting to get the European Union's tariff concession facility known as GSP+ in June next year, Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrema said.
'Katina pinkama' religious ceremonies were observed this morning at the dehiwela Bellanvila Temple.
Persons who have applied for concessionary vehicle permits before the budget will be permitted to purchase vehicles before the end of the year, the Finance Ministry said today.