Wednesday, June 18, 2008
      Editorial:Mud, elections and presidential advice

The JVP’s Gampaha District MP Anjaan Umma yesterday severed her connections with the party over the still simmering dispute between the Somawansa and Weerawansa factions.
Ms. Umma, who was absent for sometime, yesterday attended the morning session of Parliament and left the Chambers after five minutes. She made her way to the Parliament police to complain that she had received threats.

Doctors warn Health Minister against harassment
The Government Medical Officers Association has warned the Minister of Health and the Director in-charge of Private Sector Hospitals Dr. Harsha de Silva to stop harassing MBBS doctors practicing in private hospital since they are already registered with the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC). The harassment, according to GMOA sources, was for failure to get registered under the Private Medical Institutions Act which is...

Two heads are better than one

Several parliamentarians, headed by Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, unveiled portraits of their counterparts of yesteryear at a brief function in the Parliament complex yesterday. Among the portraits unveiled were those of Dr. C. W. W. Kannangara, A. E. Gunasinghe, Dr. S. A. Wickremasinghe, G. G. Ponnambalam, Dr. N. M. Perera, Philip Gunawardena and Alhaj T. B. Jayah. Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe reminisce before one of the portraits before the function.
(Photo-Kamal Wanniarachchi)


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