Saturday, March 7, 2015

Nurses-PSM'S And Paramedics Numbering 45,000 Are Due To Launch An Island Wide Strike On Thursday(12)

The Government Hospital Nurses along with sixteen other health categories belongs to Professions Supplementary To Medicine(PSM'S) and Para Medical Services are scheduled to be launched an Island Wide token Strike on this Thursday(12) by demanding Rs.15,000 monthly Disturbance,Availability and Transport (DAT) allowance for their professions according to the Joint Confederation Of Nurses-PSM'S and Paramedicals .

As the talks held between the confederation officials and the secretaries of the Ministries Of Public Administration,Finance and Health on last Friday have ended without a solution the Confederation has decided to go with the scheduled strike action from 8 a.m on this Thursday to 8 a.m on Friday the 13th the Joint Convener of the Joint Confederation Of Nurses-PSM'S and Paramedicals Saman Jayasekera has said.

Around 45,000 officers belongs to these professions are due to participate this strike and the emergency services of the state hospitals will be maintained as usual during the strike period he has stressed.


Draft Bill On Constitutional Reforms To Be Presented To The Parliament By Next Week

The draft bill on proposed Constitutional Reforms including the amendments to the powers of Executive Presidency is scheduled to be presented to the Parliament by next week government source have said.Prior to it's presentation to the Parliament The All Party Committee On Constitutional Reforms has yesterday meet to discuss the present status of the new legislation.

The Draft Bill is due to be refer to the Supreme Court to determine whether it should be approved by the people in a Referendum before being taken up  in the Parliament.The Legal Draftsman Department has already put the proposed amendments in a legal format.

President Had Left For London On A State Visit

President Maithripala Sirisena had left this morning to London for a five day state visit.The President is expected to participate the 2015 Commonwealth Day celebrations scheduled to be held on this Monday((09) as the chairman of the Commonwealth Summit and the private audience with Queen Elizabeth the second and Duke Of Edinburgh on Wednesday.

President Sirisena is participating these events as the invitee of Queen Elizabeth.He is also scheduled to meet with British Prime Minister Davi
d Cameron.

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...