Sunday, April 26, 2015
Around 33 Sri Lankans who have been displaced due to the Earthquake occurred in Nepal yesterday are due to be arrived in the Island shortly through a Sri Lanka Air Force Plane it has been reported.They are scheduled to be transported through the Air Force Plane C-130 which carried 48 member Sri Lankan Relief Team to Kathmandu for relief services this evening.
Due to the reported aftershocks in the Nepali Capitol Kathamndu the arrival of the plane has been delayed reports said.
As there is an Emergency Situation in Nepal following the yesterday's earthquake Sri Lankan Government is planning to bring back all the Sri Lankans reside in Nepal numbering 140 including University Students to Sri Lanka with immediate effect.
Meanwhile the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's Office has today requested the Government Doctors,Nurses and Paramedics who are willing to provide their volunteer service in Nepal to contact the Prime Minister's Office.
The Main Opposition Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) and the Jathika Hela Urumaya Party (JHU)have already extended their support to pass the draft bill.The Tamil National Alliance(TNA) has yet to decide on whether to support the draft bill or not it has been reported.
After tomorrow's debate on the draft bill it will be taken for vote on Tuesday(28) according to government sources
Meanwhile Addressing a media briefing held in Colombo the General Secretary of the Jathika Hela Urumaya Party Patali Champika Ranawake who is also the Power and Energy Minster of the current government has said that as the current government has made several constitutional amendments per the requests of the JHU , the Party has decided to back the draft bill.