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.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament today the Government was hoping to increase the percentage of Tamils in the Security Forces, the Police Service and the Prison Service.
The 73.9 km Ratnapura Expressway received Cabinet approval for proposals for procurement of civil work contracts. The Expressway which is expected to start construction this year, will begin from the Kahathuduwa interchange on the Southern Expressway to Pelmandulla. Feasibility studies, preliminary design and environmental impact assessments are currently being carried out and is proposed to be built in four parts.
The “Siyasetha Sevena’ multi housing scheme which was built for those who were living in the houses with less facilities in the area of the Colombo Municipal Council, was vested with people by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (Aug. 05).
A common misconception is that the pilgrimage belongs to the Hindu religion and the origins of the Yatra are shrouded in myth and legend. Several versions argue that it began with Lord Murugan (Skanda) himself when he landed on the shores of Sri Lanka and decided to walk to Kataragama. But in fact, Pada Yatra is said to predate the arrival of all four of Sri Lanka's major religions, and is essentially a tradition inherited from the island's indigenous forest-dwellers, the Veddahs. Even the Kapurala priest-custodians at the Kataragama shrines readily acknowledge this as the true origins.