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Monday, 30 November 2020 07:46

National action plan for UNP revival

A national action plan to revive the United National Party (UNP) which faced a humiliating defeat at the last Presidential and Parliamentary elections would be declared in January next year, party’s Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene has informed the district based party activists.

The Urban Development Authority (UDA) is seen as taking land, planning and building laws into its hands via the introduction of new regulations, drawing concern from professionals and public interest activists.

The government’s proposal to amend the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) Act to extend the retirement age of private sector employees both men and women up to 60 years has brought several crucial issues into the limelight.

Justice Minister Ali Sabry is unaware if Singapore has refused to extradite former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran.

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCLS) wrote to the Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya yesterday and expressed concern about complaints it had received about the health and safety of former Crime Investigation Division (CID) Head Shani Abeysekera.

The government seems to have opened up a new battlefront with media with attempts to curtail advertising of state institutions in main stream media institutions while introducing new laws against social media.

Saturday, 28 November 2020 08:02

Shani admitted to IDH

Former Director of the CID Shani Abeysekera, who was admitted to the Gallella Hospital for COVID 19 patients from the Welikada Prison was transferred back to the Colombo IDH Hospital yesterday (27) on a medical recommendation.

Saturday, 28 November 2020 07:55

Covid 8 deaths reported

The World Bank yesterday said Sri Lanka could build back better from COVID-19 to realise inclusive and resilient growth.

Finance Ministry Secretary S.R. Atygalle informed the Public Finance Committee of Parliament yesterday that Rs. 1,124 billion or 74% of the 2020 fiscal revenue has been received so far. This is out of the Rs. 1,580 billion estimated total Government revenue for this year, he said.

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