The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - The civil society grouping "Purawesi Balaya" has  called on the government  to abolish the Executive Presidency immediately or within a specified period of time.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal meets Senator James Inhofe in Washington DC to discuss future Sri Lanka-USA relations and investment opportunities.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) – The Japanese government extends USD 2 million grant through the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for the project 'Implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Sri Lanka'.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Supreme Court determines presenting a draft bill to set up a corporation to develop Hambantota, Moneragala, Galle and Matara not in accordance with proper procedure. The draft bill seeks to empower the Prime Minister to declare any extent of land in these districts as economic development zones.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - According to the Election Commission, Presidential election is to be held on November 16 and nominations to be received on October 07. SLPP, NPPM candidates have been named, while UNP is yet to decide.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - After seeking more time to answer question on two previous occasions, the government refuses for a third time to respond to a query from the Opposition on Prime Minister’s foreign tours.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN ) - Monks from three Buddhist chapters have requested Prime Minister and United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to nominate Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as the UNP’s Presidential candidate, with a specific mandate to abolish the
Executive Presidency.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Government Medical Officers’ Association launch 24-hour token strike due to unresolved issues, including salary anomalies, which authorities had failed to address despite repeated appeals.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UNP to field a candidate through a ‘broad coalition’. Consensus reached on the formation of the National Democratic Front alliance to contest the presidential poll.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Speaker Karu Jayauriya to consider contesting the Presidential election, to abolish the executive presidency, if his conditions are met.