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Speaker promises submission of National Audit Bill soon


Combined Trade Union Alliance of the Auditor General’s Department has received an assurance from Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that the National Audit Bill will be presented to Parliament soon.

Speaker Jayasuriya is also the head of the Constitutional Council responsible for appointing the Independent Audit Commission.


PM assures FDI won’t be at the expense of land allocated for armed forces


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe assured Parliament yesterday that the extent of land llocated to security forces would not be reduced when the land was acqired for future development work.

CBK defends her father’s language policy

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga yesterday asserted that the introduction of the Official Languages Act of 1956 (Sinhala Only Act) wasn’t meant to undermine other communities.

Chairperson of the Office for National Uni...

Alleged move to sell state ventures irks NGOs


Anti-Corruption Front (ACF) yesterday claimed the government was planning to sell several profitable state ventures including Litro Gas, Colombo Hilton and Lanka Hospitals while delaying probes into financial corruption.

Addressing the media...

President may have referred to SLFP secrets - Rajitha

President Maithripala Sirisena may have referred to political secrets of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, when he threatened to reveal such details recently, Co-Cabinet Spokesman and Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday in Colombo.


Foreign liquor seized at Wennappuwa

 Acting on a tip-off, the officers of the Colombo Crime Division on Tuesday detained a small lorry in the Wennappuwa police area and recovered 873 bottles of foreign liquor.


The caption of the front page picture of a group of protesters in yesterday’ issue of The Island erroneously referred to Sanasa Development Bank PLC. The prtoest was against Sanasa Cooperative Bank of Wattegedera, Maharagama.

Judge wants Supreme Court order in respect of Tiran Alles clarified

The Colombo High Court yesterday gave parties time till Oct. 6, 2016 to go to the Supreme Court and get an interpretation of the SC Order dated Sept. 15, 2015, whereby, the highest Court said that the status quo regarding Tiran Alles should remain and ...

COPE Chairman complains of undue pressure from Kiriella over bond scam probe


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday told Parliament that the proceedings of the Parliamentary Committees would be open to the media from September once the draft set of amendments to the Standing Orders was adopted.  

He made the comment wh...

JHU asks why NP politicians oppose only construction of places of Buddhist worship


JHU Propaganda Secretary Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe yesterday said racist and selfish attitudes and actions of Tamil political leaders would derail the reconciliation efforts.

Kalawana SLFP organiser resigns

Kalawana Chief Organiser of the SLFP, Parliamentarian Janaka Dikkumbura yesterday resigned from the post at a party Balamandala meeting held at his residence in Elapatha.



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