31st July 2016

New body for hill country Tamils

31st July 2016 // 0 Comments

It will be on the lines of the Southern Development Authority, which had a visible presence during the previous regime led by Mahinda Rajapaksa. Borrowing from the concept of the Southern Development Authority, which had a visible presence during the previous regime led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the present government has decided to establish a similar body for the welfare of over one-million plantation community, which essentially comprises hill-country Tamils. To be called the Hill Country New Villages Development Authority, the proposed organisation will have a “strong institutional mechanism.”  It will carry out the functions of planning and coordination.  A few days ago, the Cabinet gave its nod for getting a bill drafted in this regard. Indirect jobs to 1.5 million people As per an official estimate, […]

Enough is enough: Mangala responds to MAHINDA

31st July 2016 // 0 Comments

Responding to Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa’s statement on the Office on Missing Persons, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera today said MP Rajapaksa is trying to score political points at the expense of the grieving mothers and the future generations. Following is the full statement of Minister Samaraweera. – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/113359/Enough-is-enough-Mangala-responds-to-MR#sthash.3WnM2kzK.dpuf