Archive for April 2010
Commissioner General of Examinations Anura Edirisinghe said the department would release the results of the Old syllabus GCE O/Level Examination during the weekend.
Nearly 100,000 students who sat the GCE O/Level exam (old syllabus) are awaiting their results. Of those, nearly 20,000 have sat for all eight subjects. Others had sat only for selected subjects.
All displaced families will be resettled within the next six months the Minister of resettlement Milroy Fernando said. The Minister will undertake a tour of Kilinochchi today after assuming duties in the Ministry of resettlement.
The Minister said that the aim of the visit is to find speedy solutions for the problems of the resettled people.
He said that his aim is to find out about the well being of the people. He noted that this duty has been bestowed on him by the Ministry. He will examine the future activities of the resettled people as he expects to improve the standard of living of the people.
The People Movement for Good Governance contested the Urban Council election held in 2006 as an independent group not aligned to any political party and obtained a seat.
The media spokesman of the People Movement for Good Governance Azam said that the only one seat it obtained at the 2006 election was represented at the council on a rotational basis and Abdul Rahuman is the fourth to represent the Good Governance Movement.
- Evicted Northern Muslims will be resettled by May – President
- Ever memorable and never forgettable painful memory of Jaffna Muslims: M.Shamil mohamed
- Non-existence of operational standard for Muslim IDPs :
- expulsion of Northern Muslims aged 20
- What “muslim” are we ? a moment of truth: S.M.M. Bazeer
- Sri Lanka: Displaced Muslims of the North to be resttled
- Expelled Northern Muslims and Tamil polity
- Treatment of Tamil IDPs and Muslim Refugees: Double Standard
- Muthur Muslims lose lands to govt. program
- Muslim deputy mayor for Jaffna after one year
- Sri Lanka’s war-displaced Muslims want to return home
- Committee to resolve Vaharai land dispute between Tamils & Muslims
- SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem’s reply to Eastern Province Governor
Shirley Wijesinghe and Disna Mudalige
The Government’s first priority will be to add reforms to the Constitution to accelerate development programs as mentioned in the Mahinda Chinthana Idiri Dekma policy program, SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena said. Changes to the proportional representation electoral system will be brought to create opportunities for voters to elect their representative from their own electorates, he added.
Sirisena was speaking at the UPFA’s maiden media conference after the general elections at the Mahaweli Centre auditorium yesterday. He said the Government is keen to conduct the next Local Government election in accordance with a new representation system.
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SLFP stalwart D.M. Jayaratne will be appointed prime minister of the new UPFA government, Presidential Secretariat sources said.
Mr. Jayaratne will be sworn in as the country’s 14th premier before president Mahinda Rajapaksa later today (Apr. 21), said the sources. He is one of the most senior members of the SLFP, with a parliamentary career that started way back in 1970.
The 79-year-old Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Jayaratne will be appointed to parliament from the UPFA’s national list and succeeds Rathnasiri Wickremanayake as the prime minister. He was minister of plantation industries in the previous UPFA government
The Buddhist convert to Islam, Sara, alias Malani Perera who had written two books about her conversion from Buddhism to Islam and was in detention on the orders of the Defence Secretary from March 19 was released today on bail of Rs 5000 cash with two sureties for Rs 50,000 each by the Colombo Additional Magistrate Mrs. Praharsha S. Ranasinghe
She was arrested allegedly for publishing a book deemed to defamatory and offensive to Buddhists. The Mirihana Special Investigation Unit submitting a report in court submitted that the suspect was arrested on a complaint made by a courier service and on checking the suspect the police found that her identity card contained her name as Malani Perera and she was dressed like a Muslim. Consequently they arrested her conducted investigation after detaining her till April 19 at Mirihana Police Station on the orders of Defense Secretary.
The Officer said their investigations had revealed that she had written two books on Islam and investigated to identify whether she had any involvements with any terrorist movements. The investigations conducted so far had not revealed any such involvements and would not object to granting bail to her. More…