Wednesday, 1st October 2014

Political

The government has already paid attention to holding the Presidential Election in January, Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said. Responding to a question by a journalist at the Cabinet press briefing held at the Ministry auditorium yesterday, the minister said a final decision on the exact date of the Presidential Election has not yet been reached. He said discussions were held in this regard at the SLFP Central Committee meeting. Responding to another question by a journalist on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s eligibility for a third term, the minister said the...
Shasheendra Rajapaksa took oaths as the new Chief Minister of the Uva Provincial Council before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo at the auspicious time of 9.15 a.m. yesterday. Earlier, all UPFA members elected to the Uva Provincial Council took their oaths before the President. The other Provincial Council Ministers are expected to take their oaths after the newly elected Council holds its maiden meeting. Shasheendra Rajapaksa who polled 96,619 preferential votes at the recently concluded Uva Provincial Council election is a past pupil of Mahanama College,...