President Mahinda Rajapaksa left the Island this afternoon for a visit to Italy and the Vatican on an invitation by the Holy See. He is accompanied by First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa.
Sri Lanka’s human rights record is due to be reviewed by the UN Human Rights Committee next week during which issues pertaining to rights of persons belonging to minorities, violence against women and counter terrorism measures are due to be discussed.
Police today said the government had been able to save at least Rs. 700 million of pension funds from being drawn through fraudulent means, due to raids conducted by the CID during the past three months.
Police said today that they had informed the woman who was allegedly assaulted by a policeman at the Ratnapura Bus Stand to come to the police and make a statement so that she could be referred to a medical check up and to provide details to the courts.
The main opposition UNP is in the process of devising a secret plan to ensure victory at the next presidential election, the party’s Elections Affairs Secretary Talatha Athukorala said today.
ITI was capable of conducting laboratory tests to the internationally accepted standards to determine DCD (Dicyandiamide) levels in imported milk foods in order to ensure consumers - children in particular - not to consume contaminated milk products, Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said today.
UNP Gampaha District Parliamentarian Ajith Mannapperuma whose right leg was amputated after an accident on the Southern Expressway told Daly Mirror today that he would soon return to Parliament even on crutches or on a wheel-chair to serve the people.