What does affect the average Sri Lankan on a daily basis is the economy. While the government has taken measures to reduce the country’s debt burden which it inherited from the previous regime, this has manifested in more taxes.
Given the geographical location of the country, its environmental resources and increasing population, a factor which should engage our attention is how long we can use our natural resources for the construction industry.
President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday promised to discuss with the Mass Media Minister and Cabinet Ministers about the needs of journalists and to form a committee to strengthen the professional rights of journalists on a legal basis.
While making a clarification regarding the Interim Order issued by the Supreme Court regarding former MP Tiran Alles, the Supreme Court yesterday pronounced that the Attorney General has no obstacle to file indictments against Alles in the High Court.
Work on the three new steel flyovers at Welikada junction in Rajagiriya, Ganemulla and Polgahawela is progressing rapidly. The flyovers will ease traffic congestion and avoid delays experienced by motorists.
Students who had sat for the GCE A/L examination from schools other than their own will get the results based on the district in which they had studied, reports say.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who delivered a speech at the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES) Slovenia on Democracy, Reconciliation and Development: Vision for a New Sri Lanka receiving a special award
President Maithripala Sirisena presents an award to a Civil Defence Department official in recognition of his services to drug prevention. Picture by Sudath Malaweera.