The National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) today urged Chief Justice (CJ) Mohan Peiris to step down from the post of Chief Justice willingly and in a dignified manner.
Convener of the NMSJ, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera said; “The current Chief Justice was appointed following an unfair impeachment of the 43rd CJ, Shirani Bandaranayake. CJMohan Peiris’s appointment was a political appointment made by the previous regime. Therefore it is his responsibility to step down from his post willingly in a dignified manner.”Read the Full Article
Hundreds of university workers protested in front of the University Grants Commission (UGC) today, demanding the removal of Chairperson Prof. Kshanika Hirimburegama .
The protesters demanded the removal of the Chairperson citing her being not fit for the job and her involvement in various malpractices during last regime. They also demanded to rectify salary anomalies of the non-academic staff.Read the Full Article
Health Ministry is to take measures to incorporate all 127 volunteer workers in Jaffna Teaching Hospital into the permanent cadre.
Minister Rajitha Senaratne said he has issued directives to Health Services Director Dr. Palitha Mahipala to make arrangements to recruit these 127 volunteer workers as health service assistants following a proper assessment and interview.Read the Full Article
Chairman of Padiyatalawa Pradeshiya Sabha and another PS member were arrested last night for behaving in an unruly manner under the influence of liquor causing disruption to residents of Padiyatalawa Town.
The suspects are being produced before Dehiattakandiya Magistrate's Court, Police Media told Ceylontoday online.Read the Full Article
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has launched an investigation on a diplomatic passport of Shashi Weerawansa-wife of former minister Wimal Weerawansa.
According to police, the CID has confiscated and investigating how she has obtained a Diplomatic Passport based on a complaint received.
It was earlier reported that Shashi Weerawansha is in possession of two different NICs under different registration numbers.Read the Full Article
Three motorcyclists were killed yesterday in road accidents occurred within 90 minutes in the Southern Province alone.
According to Police media unit, the first accident reported from Sudugala area on Galle-Matara main road where the rider died in a mishap occurred while attempting to overtake a lorry. Police said he was seriously injured after being run-over by another lorry came from the opposite direction. The 20-year-old victim succumbed to injuries upon admission to the Matara Hospital.
Elsewhere, a 61-year-old rider succumbed to injuries in an accident occurred while he was attempting to overtake a private bus in Baddegama area.
Police also said another 65- year- old motorcyclist died upon admission to Karapitiya Teaching Hospital after colliding with the same lorry he was trying to overtake.Read the Full Article
It is unrealistic to expect Greece to repay its huge debt in full, the chief economics spokesman for the victorious Syriza party has told the BBC.
"Nobody believes that the Greek debt is sustainable," Euclid Tsakalotos said.
The far-left Syriza, which won Sunday's general election, wants to renegotiate Greece's €240bn (£179bn; $270bn) bailout by international lenders.
EU leaders have warned the new Greek government that it must live up to its commitments to the creditors.
Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras - who was sworn in as prime minister on Monday - is expected to unveil his new cabinet later on TuesdayRead the Full Article