A tense situation prevailed at the Fort Railway station after several railway Trade Unions staged a sudden strike yesterday evening. Thousands of commuters who were stranded by the trade union action surrounded the Station Master’s office.
Almost half of the Government’s development projects and programs managed under 47 line ministries have not reached at least 50% of quarter one targets, the Finance Ministry reported to Cabinet this week.
Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake yesterday told the Supreme Court that he is not pleading guilty to the charge sheet filed against him over Contempt of Court allegations.
Dr. Jayampathy Wickrama-ratne said recently: “The Sub-Committees were mandated to develop constitutional principles for the consideration of the Steering Committee in respect of the designated subject areas. The Sub-Committees functioned independently, in determining the manner in which sittings were organized, and were at liberty to engage expertise and to invite representations. The deliberations before the six Sub-Committees were consultative and interactive in nature and included shared experiences and insights on various aspects of the subject matter discussions. The six Sub-Committees submitted their reports in the end of September, 2017 to the Constitutional Assembly and as expected different political parties had aired their different views in these reports.
Firebrand Buddhist monk Galagoda Aththe GnanasaraThero, known for his hard-line approach, was jailed yesterday for six years after being found guilty of contempt of court over his conduct during a court hearing regarding the case of missing journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.