Monday, November 23, 2009

Main Opposition Alliance Announced General Fonseka As Their Common Candidate For Presidency

The 12 Member Main Opposition Alliance led by the United National Party the United National Front(UNF) today announced Retired Chief Of Defense Staff General Sarath Fonseka as their Common Candidate for the forthcoming Presidential Elections.The Leftist Janatha Wimukthi Peramuna(People's Liberation Front) too announced that they too supported the General as a Common Presidential Candidate.

The Announcement on the Common Candidate came after the President informed the Cabinet Ministers this morning that he has decided to hold Presidential Elections  first.General Fonseka is expected to Contest under the Main Opposition Alliance Banner from a Symbol of a Small Party belongs to the Alliance besides the "Elephant" Symbol of the Main Opposition Party the UNP.

The Printing Of The Special Gazette Notification To Hold Presidential Elections Begun

A Special Gazette Notification to  hold  the Presidential Elections first Signed by the President Mahinda Rajapaksha was sent to the Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dishanayaka this Evening Government Sources said.After Receiving the Gazette Notification  ,Elections Commissioner sent it to  the  Government Printer for Print   and the Printing Process of the Notification already begun  Sources further said.

After Issuing the  Special  Gazette Notification ,the Elections Commissioner will announce the Date Of Nominations and the Date of The Elections under the Section 31(5) of the Constitution.

President Decided To Conduct Presidential Elections First

President Mahinda Rajapaksha today informed the Cabinat Ministers  that he is going to conduct a Presidential Elections first ahead of the Parliamentary Elections.He is due to announce a date after consulting the Party Leaders of his Governing Alliance The United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) this evening according to the Government Sources.

Presidential Elections Date is to be announced through an Official Gazzzete Notification in Midnight today according to the Sources.Another Source said that the Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dishanayaka will announced the Poll Date Tomorrow.

Under the present Sri Lankan Constitution the Executive President holds Six Years in Office and can Conduct a Presidential Elections after completing of Four Years in  office.President Rajapaksha has already completed Four Years in Office.

Health Ministry Interdict Two Pharmacists Over Issuing Of Expired Insulin Injection

Ministry Of Health has decided to Interdict Two Pharmacists attached to the Badullla Teaching Hospital who found guilty for issuing an Expired Insulin Injection to a Female Diabetic Patient on last September.These Pharmacists were interdicted after considering the Recommendations of the Inquiry Report submitted by the Special Investigations Unit of the Ministry Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said today .Ministry already asked the Chief Pharmacist of the Badulla Hospital to Provide Show Cause regarding to the Incident.

The issuing of out dated Insulin Injection occured in 27th of September this year.

Ministry Of Health To Import 30,000 Liters Of BTI Bacteria From Cuba

Ministry of Health has  decided to Import 30,000 Litres of BTI Bacteria from Cuba in the first weak of January Next Year,to  destroy the Dengue Mosquito Lavae Health Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva said today.This Bacteria will use for Air Spray and for Domestic use  according to the Minister.

Addressing a Press Briefing held at the Ministry Of Health this morning the Minister stressed that due to the Local Comapny that undertaken the Production of the said Bacteria  delaying the Production Ministry has decided to Import the Bacteria from Cuba immediately.