22nd August 2018

Mahinda to seek a third term!

22nd August 2018 // 0 Comments

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G. L. Peiris will soon move the District Court, seeking a clarification as regards President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s eligibility to contest the 2019 presidential election. Prof. Peiris revealed his party’s plan, yesterday, at a media briefing at the Nelum Mawatha Office of former President Rajapaksa. Former External Affairs Minister Peiris said in terms of the Article 125 of the Constitution, the District Court could refer the matter to the Supreme Court for a ruling. According to him, the Supreme Court will have to make its ruling known to the District Court within two months. Even GL Peries who realised that Mahinda will not appoint him has the next presidential candidate  of the JO given up his hope and wants Mahinda […]

Northern Chief Minister tells his officers to have Tamil on top

22nd August 2018 // 0 Comments

Northern Province Chief Minister CV Wigneswaran has instructed local government institutions in the North to give foremost place to the Tamil language on name boards as per the Sri Lankan constitution. They should have Tamil on top, Sinhala and English below it to help tourists. Wigneswaran gave this order at a meeting with a group of officials attached to the Northern Provincial Council on Saturday (18). The Chief Minister said that most name boards displaying street and area names in Jaffna had Sinhalised names on them. “This has taken place due to the influence of Buddhist monks and security forces. For example there is the name ‘Nagadeepa’ on many boards here. But there is no ‘Nagadeepa’ in Jaffna, there is only Nainativu here,” he told […]