Polls chief gets greenlight for LG election in East
The government has called upon the Elections
Commissioner to hold Local Government elections in the Eastern
Province to elect members for local government bodies, Minister of
Local Government Provincial Councils Janaka Bandara Tenakoon told
the Sunday Observer.
Media should help improve people's lives - PM
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake called
upon the rapidly expanding media industry to play a more serious and
responsible role in eliminating poverty and creating a better life
for the people.
Tax withdrawn on 15 essential commodities
The Treasury has taken steps to do away with taxes
imposed on 15 essential commodities and a single method of taxation has
been introduced to provide direct tax benefits to consumers, Treasury
sources told the Sunday Observer.