Unemployed graduates vow to continue protest

The Combined Association of Unemployed Graduates demonstrated opposite the Fort railway station yesterday to highlight the government’s failure to provide them with employment. Convener Ven Thenne Gnananda thera told The Island that they would continue the ongoing protest campaign until their grievances were met (pic by Nimal Dayaratne)

No-faith motion against Bathiudeen

Govt. rejects JO’s request for early date

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced, yesterday, that the no-faith motion against Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced Persons, Co-operative Development and Vocational Training and Skills Development Minister Rishad Bathiudeen would be taken up for debate on June 18 and 19.  

The Speaker made this announcement, in Parliament, when Opposition member Vasudeva Nanayakkara demanded to know the decision of the chair on the issue.



Prez pardons Ven. Gnanasara


Commissioner General of Prisons, J. W. Tennakoon, yesterday, evening said that he had received an order from President Maithripala Sirisena to release Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera from prison.The President...

Embattled Sri Lanka hope for World Cup miracle


Sri Lanka go into the World Cup with low expectations after losing eight of their last nine one-day matches and led by a captain who has not played 50-over cricket for more than four years.While the 1996 champions have enjoyed some success in the Tes...

Limping back to normalcy after being double whacked


Cassandra boasts that she has been rather true to her ancestor of Grecian times by having forecast doubts about a nasty happening. She did not cry, "Blood! I see blood" as Cassandra of around 1250 BC did seeing in her clairvoyance the murder ...

    IMF Mission focuses on how SEC could tackle evolving Capital Market misconduct


    At the request of Sri Lanka's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) mission of the IMF has concentrated on how to assist the SEC in enhancing the effectiveness of its enforcement programme.

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