The government will shortly invite Opposition MPs to visit northern relief camps, where about 140,000 war displaced people are accommodated.
The government has so far refused the entire Opposition, including the UNP, the TNA and the JVP, access to the facilities run with the support of some international community, particularly UN agencies.
Call for scrapping
exec.presidency, a ruse says Weerawansa
National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, MP on Monday (Oct 9) alleged that the JVP’s demand for abolishing the executive presidency was a ruse to facilitate an anti-Mahinda Rajapaksa alliance with the UNP.
Tens of thousands of workers converged opposite
the Fort Railway station yesterday (Oct. 10) in support of President
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government ahead of a three-day work-to-rule
campaign called by trade unions affiliated to the UNP and the JVP
demanding a salary increase.
Pic Saranapala Pamunuwa