President likens Eastern victory to universal franchise
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday likened the
democratic exercise in Batticaloa at the recently concluded election
to the country obtaining universal franchise for the first time.
CC only after Select Committee report - PM
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka yesterday
told Parliament that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided not to
appoint the Constitutional Council until he receives the report of
the Parliamentary Select Committee that is going into the matter.
Anura bids farewell to Nation today
The funeral of former Minister Anura
Bandaranaike will take place in Horagolla at 2.00 pm today. Large
crowds of mourners, among them Government Ministers, MPs,
politicians and diplomats thronged the Bandaranaike ancestral home
to pay their respects to the remains of the veteran Parliamentarian.