The committee looking into the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution presented their report to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, a short while ago.
Former Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has told the UNP Working Committee that the new leader of the party will also be selected through a secret ballot.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa requested the members of the Viyathmaga organization to help the journey of the SLPP-led government.
Ruling party MP Gevindu Kumaratunga said the President had promised to issue a "new Gazette notification" with regard to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
Ruwan Wijewardena has been appointed the Deputy Leader of the UNP. The appointment was made through a secret ballot held at the Working Committee meeting of the party.
Two suspects who were arrested by the Police for destroying the Ramsar wetland in Anavilundawa have been granted bail. They were released on sureties of Rs. 10 million each.
Member of the Sports Council and former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara highlighted the importance of ranking each sport and training sportspersons targeting international games.
Prime Minster Mahinda Rajapaksa has told party leaders affiliated with the SLPP that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will not be presented to the House until he receives the recommendationd of the committee looking into the draft.
The number of inmates who are on hunger strike at the Boossa prison has come down to 13, Prison Department sources said.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa instructed the authorities at the State Ministry of Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure to carry out consstruction without causing damage to the environment.
The Central Bank revealed that the national carrier SriLankan Airlines has incurred a staggering loss of Rs. 15 billion during the last nine months of 2019.
Approximately 07 acres of forest reserves in Sri Lanka have been destroyed daily since the last General Election, Samagi Tharuna Balawegaya Propaganda Secretary Rasika Jayakody said.
Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said In the interest of upholding transparency, the "expert panel Report" on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will be made available to the public.
Non-Essential goods that can be grown and harvested in Sri Lanka including the import of new vehicles has been temporarily suspended.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said the biggest issue concerning the country was the people''s reluctance to work.