The fight against corruption is the self defence of the nation and it is an imperative need of the era and that corruption has become one of the main impediments to the progress towards the aspiration of all citizens - the prosperity, President Maithripala Sirisena declared today.
The debate on the reports of the two presidential commissions scheduled to be held on 6th February will not be limited to just one day and it can be continued on the following days with the consent of the party leaders, the Speaker's Office announced yesterday.
President Maithripala Sirisena on 2nd February will declare open the Footwear and Leather Fair-2018, organized for the 10th consequent year by the Sri Lanka Footwear and Leather Products Manufacturers Association ( SLFLPMA) at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre , BMICH premises, Colombo, in the presence of the distinguish gathering which include participants from India and Pakistan.
In response to a complaint made by a student an investigation is being carried out by National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) in relation to an incident in an International School where Nine (09) children had been made to kneel down and their ears were pulled by a teacher as punishment for forgetting to bring their Reading book.
Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya PC yesterday informed those who were present at the Party Leaders’ Meeting convened by the President that he would go ahead in filing cases against the offenders revealed in the Bond Commission report and PRECIFAC report.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka has established an Election Complaints Desk to receive complaints regarding rights violations relating to the upcoming 2018 Local Government Election. The Desk shall pay particular attention to the rights violations of women candidates.
Kurunegala District UNP Parliamentarian and Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told the Daily News yesterday in Kuliyapitiya, Kurunegala, that the University Grants Commission (UGC) has made arrangements to enroll about 1,180 more students to state universities this year (2018) than were previously enrolled. For the first time, about 160 more students are to be enrolled to Medical Faculties this year.