Friday, April 10, 2015

Parliamentary Group Of Sri Lanka Freedom Party To Make 20th Amendment Which Includes Electoral Reforms

The Parliament Group belong to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP)  which is a party attach to the main opposition United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) has now decided to make a 20th Amendment that  includes the new electoral reforms and presented to the Parliament instead of requesting government to add electoral reforms to the 19th Amendment which was already due to be presented to the Parliament on 20th of April.

The Parliamentary Group of SLFP which met yesterday had appointed a special committee headed by MP, Professor G.L Pieris  to examine the proposed 19th Amendment which was already approved by the Supreme Court .

MP's Anura Priyadarshana Yapa,S.B Disanayake ,Dilan Perera and Susil Premjayantha are the other members of this committee.The Committee is due to meet the MP' S of the governing United National Party before making the final draft of the 19th Amendment SLFP has said.Also the SLFP Parliamentary Group has decided to go for the general elections after passing of the 20th Amendment.



Restriction Of Running Private Buses On New Year Day-President Lanka Private Bus Owners Association

Due to the Sinhala and Tamil New Year which falls on next Tuesday(14) majority of the Private Buses will not run from 13th Of April (Old New Year Day) to 15th of April  as usual according to the President of Lanka Private Bus Owners Association Gamunu Wijeratne.

However Private Buses will run as usual on both Saturday and Sunday he has said.

Tamil National Alliance Leader Requested The Speaker To Appoint Him As The Opposition Leader

The leader of the Sri Lanka's main Tamil Opposition Party the Tamil National Alliance(TNA) R.Sampanthan has today(10) handedover a letter to the speaker chamal rajapakshe claiming the confused opposition leader post is entitled to his party as it's having the largest Parliamentarian Group in the opposition.

However a group of MP'S have been reported as signed a petition and handed over to the speaker few days back by claiming MP Dinesh Gunewardena who is  representing the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) should be appointed as the new opposition leader.

The speaker has already requested the General Secretary of  UPFA MP Susil Premajayanthe to take a decision on the opposition leader's post as  large number of MP'S representing UPFA are there in the opposition.As a response the  General Secretary has informed the speaker that a decision regarding that will be taken after the next week's Sinhala And Tamil New Year Festival..

MP representing UPFA ,Nimal Siripala De Silva is currently functioning as the opposition leader and the confusion on the post arisen after 26 UPFA MP's mainly from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party have been accepted Ministerial Posts in the new government.

Another 38 Corona Positives Had Been Discharged Today (07) After Full Recovery

Another 38 Corona positives had been recovered and discharged today (07)from government Hospitals, increasing the total number of Corona...