Tuesday, October 19, 2010

President Inspected The Re- Laid RailWay Track In Jaffna-Colombo Rail Track

President Mahinda Rajapaksha inspected the re laid Railway Track of Jaffna- Colombo Rail Track from the laying site in Omanthai  in Northern Sri Lanka this evening which was destroyed few decades ago due to the war between LTTE Rebels and Government forces.

Appropriation Bill For Year 2011 Presented To The Parliament

Prime Minister D.M Jayaratne presented the Appropriation Bill for the year 2011 to the Parliament this noon with a projected expenditure of Rs.75.2 billion.Defense and Health are projected higher expenditures as Defense expenditure projected as Rs.9.7 billion while Health expenditure projected as Rs.62.2 billion.

Under the bill Presidents expenditure projected as Rs.2.2 billion and Parliamentary expenditure Rs.1.5 billion.

Court Of Appeal Seek Attorney General's Stand On Vacating The Parliamentary Seat Based On Court Martial Decision

Court of Appal today directed the Government Lawyer of the General Sarath Fonseka's petition case on vacating his Parliamentary seat to get Attorney General's stand on whether a Court Martial decision can consider to vacate a Parliamentary Seat.The petition filed by imprisoned former Army Commander General Fonseka challanging the decision taken to vacate his Parliamentary Seat was taken for debate today at the Court Of Appeal this morning.

During the debate president's Councel Romesh de silva who represented behalf of Generla Fonseka has said that since Court Martial is not a recognized court under the Sri Lankan Constitution it cannot vacate a Parliamentary Seat .The vacating of the Parliamentary Seat of General Fonseka considering Court Martial decision is unconstitutional he further added.

The debate on the petition will resume tomorrow.

Cabinet Has Decided To vest Powers Of Appointing All.Foreign Mission Members To President

Cabinet has today (24)approved a Cabinet paper submitted by President Gotabaya Rajapakshe to  vest the powers of appointing  all  the Fo...