Unanimous support from SLMC:
Minority parties contest Eastern PC polls with UPFA
All four major minority political parties represented
in the Eastern Provincial Council (PC) will contest the forthcoming
polls in alliance with the UPFA. The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC)
decided yesterday to join the alliance. The other major minority party
in the fray, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), led by Rajavarodhayam
Sampanthan, did not contest the last PC polls.
Consensus between SLFP and UNP, solution to N-E people - Minister
Senior Minister for Human Resources D.E.W.
Gunasekara said emphatically that as far as the grievances of the Tamils
are concerned, it could be solved only if the two main political
parties, the SLFP and the UNP reach consensus and thereafter hold talks
with all Muslim and Tamil parties.
Creating a better citizen through rehabilitation, our aim -
Minister of Prison Reforms
The prison system in the country is one that has
undergone severe criticism in the political circles and the media for
decades and they have become more vulnerable places in the most critical
stages of the country in the past.
University of politics:
Act judiciously, President tells new Secretaries
Many in political circles have been anticipating a
Cabinet reshuffle for several months though there has not been any
official communication from the Presidential Secretariat. At the same
time there has been speculation on changes among Ministry Secretaries as
well as in top seats of several corporations and Government bodies.