Month: September 2011
The warring factions of the JVP vying for the party’s power, plan to hold two conventions in Colombo. The dates and venue have not yet been fixed but both Somawansa faction and the dissident group are preparing lists of names of the participants, according to party sources….
The Malaysian government will be resubmitting a proposal to revive Sri Lanka’s 110km Colombo-Kandy Toll Expressway project worth US$1 billion (RM3 billion), Malaysian news agency Bernama reported quoting Special Envoy (Infrastructure) to India and South Asia, Datuk Seri S.Samy Vellu….
Backing SF at presidential polls led to JVP’s split — Dissidents; “We command support of majority of members”
The JVP dissident group says that the incumbent leader of the party, Somawansa Amarasinghe, General Secretary Tilvin Silva and its Parliamentary Group Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake have violated the party’s constitution and therefore a party convention must be summoned to take punitive action against them….
India ranks 141st among 165 countries analysed by Newsweek magazine in connection with how women are treated. In the best and worst places for women analysis of Newsweek, determining the countries which offer women the most expansive rights and the best quality of life, Iceland tops the list….
Colombo Municipal Council UPFA candidate Mohamed Muzammil said it is only the UPFA that can overcome the challenges that confront the Colombo Municipal Council. “The main burning issue is lack of housing. Over 65,000 people living in Colombo do not have houses and even the families who have housing do not have proper houses with…