The new Government in Sri Lanka has passed a constitutional amendment which, if implemented appropriately, brings renewed hope for democracy and the rule of law., Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said in his Opening Statement to the 29th Session of the Human Rights Council by the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The Consumer Affairs Authority has said that it will constantly launch the programme of examining supermarkets countrywide. It pointed out that legal action has been taken against 35 shops that had violated the Consumer Act.
Mahanayake of the Malwatte Chapter the Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera has said that the time has come to set up a strong Government dissolving Parliament after the adoption of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. It was his view that some who are working according to the ancient strategies were raising obstructions to effecting changes needed by the country.
Cabinet of ministers during a special meeting convened on Friday approved a new electoral system proposed for the 20th Amendment that increased the number of parliamentary seats to 237 from the current 225.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Ministry of Public Order & Christian Religious Affairs jointly handed over Dual Citizenship Certificates to recipients at the Foreign Ministry main conference hall on Thursday (11) at 10.00 a.m.
One more batch of 46 Tamil recruits, enlisted to the Army as tradesmen from Mullaittivu area after having completed their four and a half-month long basic training course, passed out on Monday (8) during a military ceremony at the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) parade grounds.
The Government Information Department under the leadership of an eminent panel of resource persons conducted a workshop for media personnel and school children who wanted to brush up their Sinhala grammar and writing skills, at its auditorium on Tuesday (09).