|Friday, 21 November 2003|
|Today's Top Stories||NEWS|
Speaker has no powers to bind President's powers - Opposition Leader
Making a statement in the House at the beginning of yesterday's
proceedings Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapakse, MP yesterday told
Parliament that the Speaker has no power or jurisdiction to make any
ruling or pronouncement that seeks to bind the plenitude of powers vested
in the President of the Republic under the present Constitution unless
expressly conferred thereunder.
Govt willing to forge MoU with President
by Manjula Fernando
The Government expressed yesterday that it was willing to go for a
'Memorandum of Understanding' with the President on "issues of utmost
national interest" such as economic policies and the peace process in
order to clear the present political uncertainty in the country.
Treasury withholds Rs. 65.1m due to RVSA
by Ramani Kangaraarachchi
The Treasury has not sent to the Ranaviru Seva Authority a sum of Rs.
65.1 million being proceeds from the sale of the Jayaviru Sampatha
lottery, for the period January 1 to August 31, 2003. Jayaviru Sampatha
lottery was launched in June 2002 mainly as a fund raiser to the housing
and welfare projects of the Authority.