Day: January 8, 2019

Speaker recognizes Mahinda as Opposition Leader

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had accepted the appointment of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Opposition Leader of Parliament, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri informed parliament today.

Cabinet approves Appropriation Bill 2019

The approval of the Cabinet of Ministers has been granted to the Appropriation Bill – 2019, submitted by the Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera.

TISL disappointed over President’s Office blocking access to PM’s asset declaration

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) in a statement said it is disappointed to learn of the decision made by the Presidential Secretariat to appeal against the order issued by the Right to Information Commission (RTIC), directing the disclosure of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s assets and liabilities declaration for 2015/2016.

Parliament set to convene today

The inaugural parliamentary session for the year 2019 is due to convene today (January 08).

President completes four years in office today

President Maithripala Sirisena completes four years in office today.

‘Law’ as subject to the school curriculum

Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorala seeking approval to include ‘law’ as a subject to the school curriculum, had been approved today.