If GMOA demands are met:
The Ceylon Teachers Union is all set to initiate legal action if the government
bows down to demands made by the Government Medical Officers Union (GMOA)
concerning the allocation of schools for children of transferred GMOA members.
According to the Secretary of the Ceylon Teachers Union, Joseph Stalin, the
union will take legal action against any such decision made by the Ministry of
Education to grant schools requested by the GMOA in violation of the rights of
other students. ¨Bowing down to such demands is not only unfair on other
students but it also violates government circulars which prevents such admission
to schools,” he said, adding that the union has made a decision to seek help
from the courts to prevent it.
The leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Ven. Dr. Omalpe Sobitha Thera says
he resigned from the party’s leadership yesterday. Addressing the 13th National
Convention of JHU he said that the decision was solely to make way for a new
HIV tests will be mandatory for all State sector employees in due course
according to the Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine, Rajitha
“We have decided to introduce the test to all State sector employees. But there
so many details that need to be gone through before we can go ahead with it. We
also have to mobilize the people and the Director General is attending to it,”
The Sri Lanka’s UN peacekeeping contingent to Mali has been slashed because of
an administrative delay in passing funds to obtain ammunition, inside sources
said. Initially a battalion of 800 soldiers and officers were to be sent to the
West African country
as peacekeeping forces by
Bid to remove LTTE from EU’s terrorist list:
The Sri Lankan Mission in Brussels is closely monitoring developments in the EU
Court of Justice where there is a fresh bid to remove the LTTE from the EU’s
list of designated terrorist organisations.
The first report of the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) of the eight
Parliament includes, comparatively, the largest number of investigations
conducted within the three months from January 9 to April 7, 2016 with 41
investigations pertaining to 38 State institutions summoned before the Committee
on account of the Reports of the Auditor General issued in respect of the years
2005 to 2013.
Hundreds of party supporters and activists of a coalition of northern Tamil
political parties and social action groups marched in Jaffna yesterday morning
voicing several demands related to some immediate social problems and the
long-term settlement of the ethnic issue.