Friday, 31st October 2014

Political

  • Operations continue to provide relief measures in Koslanda
The government has taken all measures in its capacity to control the disaster situation in Koslanda, Meeriyabedda, which is one of the most worst tragedies in the recent history in Sri Lanka, Chief Government Whip and Water Supply and Drainage Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said in Parliament yesterday. Making a special statement at the beginning of the Budget debate yesterday, the minister said the government would take the full responsibility of the future and safety of the 75 children who had lost their parents from this tragedy. Gunawardena said joint operations were continuing to provide...
The concept of a 'Common Presidential candidate' is but a dream for the opposition, said SLFP General Secretary and Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena. Addressing the media yesterday at the SLFP Headquarters, Minister Sirisena said that the idea of a common presidential candidate has been a common topic of the Opposition at Presidential elections held since 1982. "But they have failed to find a viable common candidate," the minister said. "As a powerful political party, the SLFP and its coalition partners successfully contested the Presidential elections of 1994, 1999, 2005 and 2010 with...