A top US commander has advocated sustained American engagement with Sri Lanka despite the political and ethnic turmoil in the island nation posing a challenge to bilateral ties, amid increasing Chinese influence in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region.
The Deputy leader of the Tamil progressive alliance non state minister V. Radakrishnan says that an agreement in principle, was arrived at, on assuring an allowance from the government for estate workers through the upcoming budget.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday stressed that the Judiciary will not be made a football for bankrupt politicians. The Prime Minister added that the Judiciary should not be turned into a political football.
If I hold the power to monitor capital expenditure, I would give priority to uplift the public transport like train and bus services instead of constructing highways, expressways and flyovers, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera has appointed a seven member committee headed by Wijayananda Jayaweera to monitor the working of state media institutions. This committee will monitor state media institutions and ensure that they are truly engaged in public service.