The Second Reading of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution sailed through Parliament tonight with a number of the main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) Members of Parliament supporting the government’s proposal.
Sri Lanka rupee closed weaker at 184.35/45 to the US dollar on Thursday while bond yields end wider on selling pressure after the central bank kept its policy rate unchanged, dealers said.
A 50-year old woman undergoing treatment at the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Angoda died today (22), bringing Sri Lanka's total COVID-19 deaths to 14, the government information department said a short while ago.By Chanka Jayasinghe
The door has opened for the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in the United Kingdom to be lifted by a recent judgment in that country, but Sri Lanka will act to keep the proscription, the government said today.
As total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Sri Lanka surged past 6,000 today, Chief Epidemiologist Dr Sudath Samaraweera warned that the virus could have spread to 13 districts in the island including Colombo.By Chanka Jayasinghe and Mahadiya Hamza
Many Sri Lankans who fled violence and persecution in the country and have become citizens of other countries must be given the opportunity to return and serve their motherland, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Member of Parliament Sagala Kariyawasam said.
Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council