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Minister Sagala Ratnayake addressing senior police officers as PM Wickremesinghe and Minister Swaminathan look on (Pic courtesy Law and Order and Southern Development ministry)

Govt. to restrict protests to two locations in city

*Police directed to devolve powers to divisions
*Another salary bonanza for cops


The government has unveiled a plan to restrict protests in Colombo and its suburbs and areas surrounding Parliament.

Law and Order and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake has directed his ministry Secretary Jagath Jayaweera to...

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JO flays govt. for offering croton and jak leaves to hungry people

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Top Joint Opposition Spokesman Prof. G. L. Peiris yesterday said that recent government declaration Sri Lankans should get accustomed to living on croton, jak leaves (kos kola) as well as yam was in accordance with the foolish agricultural policy of ...

Sri Lanka’s horrors away from home continue

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When  the national cricket team took wings to South Africa in early December, no one expected them to set the world alight. This was a young side whereas South Africa had just thrashed Australia down under. You would have been happier had the te...

Questioning the traditional approaches to growth

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On Friday Jan. 13 it was reported that Chinese Prime Minister had said: 'We must question traditional approaches to growth,' At last, someone has recognised the dangers of unquestioned growth. Our path to growth must be questioned even at this late...

RPC estates leaving much to be desired, says agricultural specialist

Agricultural Specialist, Consultant, to The Ministry of Plantation Industries, Jivaka Atapattu, who we interviewed last week, said Regional Plantation Company Estates' performances were now not at their best.Jivaka Atapattu, in his position as Con...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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