Right to water and sanitation vital
Access to safe water, adequate sanitation and
improved hygiene are vital elements for human development to reduce
the spread of disease and even death at times. South Asia has
progressed in many sectors but still a significant number of people
continues to be denied the right to water and sanitation to maintain
a healthy and dignified life.
President tells Norochcholai project opening:
Unite and contribute to development
Can you remember learning about how the ancient
kings of Sri Lanka disguised themselves and mingled with the public
to feel their agony? President Mahinda Rajapaksa too has started to
make moves to get a first hand feel of the people’s burning
New Engineering Faculty for Jaffna:
Reverse the brain drain
Prof. S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole was recently
appointed as the Coordinator for the University of Jaffna’s
Engineering Faculty by the University Grants Commission. Prof. Hoole
who had to leave the country due to the threats he received from the
LTTE is now back in Jaffna with the intention of establishing an
Engineering Faculty for the University of Jaffna.
Paving the way for good governance:
Honest and dedicated members will head LG bodies - Premier D.M.
The Premier in an interview with the Sunday
Observer said if any UPFA Council member has committed an act of
corruption or wrongdoing, he will not be given the chairmanship even
though he had obtained the highest number of preferential votes.
This initiative of the Government would pave the way to create good
governance within the Local Government system.
Facelift for Colombo’s City administration
Five local authority areas to come under one
The people of this country once again exercised their franchise to
elect Members to 234 Local Government bodies at the March 17, Local
Government election and gave a mammoth victory for the ruling United
People’s Freedom Alliance confining the Opposition to only a few Local