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Large Industrial Zone for Thulhiriya  

2017-10-20 02:49:05

By K. V. Bandara

State Minister of Industries and Commerce Champika Premadasa says, he together with the economically disadvantaged people, identify the needs of the village and give priority to those in his work.

Even the PM should be in Prison for the frauds  

2017-10-18 02:53:21

By Ranjith Kumara Samarakoone

Kandy District UPFA Member of Parliament Dilum Amunugama said the Local Government Election should have been held a year earlier, and went on to say "We have been prepared since then. We will contest through a separate Alliance. It is this Government that keeps postponing elections and is playing with the sovereignty of the people".

Would like more Pradeshiya Sabhas for N’Eliya-Radhakrishnan  

2017-10-17 02:19:19

BY Mirudhula Thambiah

State Minister of Education, Nuwara Eliya district, Velusamy Radhakrishnan said that while his political coalition Tamil Progressive Alliance(TPA) had appealed to the President to release all Tamil prisoners arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) on general pardon, he had refused to interfere in the functions of the judiciary.

Skills mismatch a massive economic cost Education system must be reformed  

2017-10-16 02:28:04

By Rathindra Kuruwita

Sri Lankan industries continue to incur immense economic costs due to the country's inability to create skilled workers by making the necessary education reforms, Dr. Nisha Arunatilake, Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka said talking to Ceylon Today.

Federalism is the antithesis of separatism Wiggy  

2017-10-15 02:39:57

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan

Descended from the family that produced Sir Ponnambalam Ramanathan, C.V. Wigneswaran is a celebrated Sri Lankan. Lawyer, Supreme Court Judge and now Chief Minister of the Northern Province, he is a man unafraid to voice his convictions. Recovering recently from minor surgery, Wigneswaran emailed answers to a series of questions around the debate over the proposed new Constitution.

Kiriella has no right to ask me not to speak-Handunnetti  

2017-10-13 02:46:45

By Anuradha Herath

Chairman of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna MP, Sunil Handunnetti says that Minister Kiriella is still involved in issues related to the Expressways. "The people of this country should be aware of all of this. Whatever loans we take, it is the people of this country who have to pay back this money by way of taxes. Neither Minister Kiriella nor the Prime Minister will bring money from home to pay off loans."

We want China to be transparent in its intent– US Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson  

2017-10-11 04:36:00

By Rathindra Kuruwita

China should be more transparent with its intentions and countries like Sri Lanka must be cautious when coming into agreements like One Belt One Road initiative, US Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, Commander Logistics Group Western Pacific and Task Force 73, who is in Sri Lanka for the Galle Dialogue, told Ceylon Today.

“I am ready to answer the Auditor General” Kiriella  

2017-10-10 04:44:28

By Ranjith Kumara Samarakone

Minister of Higher Education and Highways, Lakshman Kiriella says, "Tamil parties did not get involved in preparing the '71 Constitution. They did not join in '78 either. It is now that they are joining in. In '71 and '78, the Constitution was prepared in secret. This is not how we are doing it now. We have allowed every party to join. Each party is submitting their ideas from Clause to Clause."

Demographics expert says No labour shortage in Sri Lanka Importing foreign workers will lead to tension  

2017-10-09 03:37:20

BY Rathindra Kuruwita

What Sri Lanka has is a youth bulge, Professor Indralal De Silva, the current acting Executive Director of the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, and one of Sri Lanka's foremost experts on demographics, claims, dismissing a popular belief that there is a labour shortage in the country.

Lacille De Silva says Ranil is not reliable  

2017-10-06 04:24:19

By Rasika Hemamali

Former Secretary of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) and Attorney-at-Law Lacille De Silva says Ministers Hakeem and Ravi Karunanayake had clearly been subject to accusations. "They influenced the President, directly, to remove me from the PRECIFAC", he noted.

Constitution Law expert Manohara R. De Silva, PC says One Govt in ‘Unitary’ several Govts in ‘United’  

2017-10-05 04:42:48


Although, Sri Lanka's Constitution declares that the country is a 'Unitary State' some are of the view that the country should be a 'United State'. Legal experts say that 13th Amendment would affect the sovereign power of the people and it annuls and destroys the unitary nature of Sri Lanka by devolving authority such as Land and Police to regional governments (provinces) and abating the authority of the Central Government, paving way to a Federal State.

Buddhism should retain its current status-Daya Gamage Minister of Primary Industries  

2017-10-04 03:51:48

By Shaahidah Riza

Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage noted that he personally would not like the compromise on the current status of Buddhism in the country. He went on to note that the Interim Report by the Constitutional Assembly is being misinterpreted by the Joint Opposition who misinform the public that the factors indicated in the said documents are definite and went on to note that certain groups of people were assessing it through a communal perspective. Speaking to Ceylon Today Gamage reiterated that the recently released Interim Report is just a document of a myriad of ideas that has been placed before the public for discussion.



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