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Items filtered by date: Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Dr. Lester James Peries’ funeral to be held with state patronage tomorrow

The funeral of acclaimed film producer Dr. Lester James Peries is to be held with State patronage at Independence Square from 4 pm onwards on Wednesday (May 2). “President Maithripala Sirisena issued instructions to conduct the funeral of Dr. Lester James Peries with state honours at Independence Square during a meeting held yesterday, head of the committee to handle funeral arrangements,” Renuka Balasuriya said.

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CABINET RESHUFFLE TODAY

The much anticipated Cabinet reshuffle is to take place at the Presidential Secretariat today and all ministers are informed to be present by 9.30 am, a senior government Minister said yesterday.

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President Premadasa left an indelible mark in people’s hearts - President

President Maithripala Sirisena in a message to mark the 25th death anniversary of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa which falls today said that former President Premadasa is among the few statesmen who left an indelible imprint in the hearts of the common man in the country.“There are a few humans who leave incredible legacies and live on in the hearts of the people.

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CCD puts off Mirissa demolitions

Whilst acknowledging political pressure to halt the demolition of illegal structures along the Mirissa coastline, the Coast Conservation Department (CCD) announced that they will be continuing with the demolition after solving certain legal complications that had arisen in relation to the removal of such structures in the area.

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