The passage of legislation establishing an Office for Reparations is another significant step forward in the transitional justice process aimed at healing the wounds of war and bringing a lasting solution to Sri Lanka’s ethnic conflict.
The total population of 20 million people of Sri Lanka is supposed to elect 9215 members- 225 MPs for the Parliament, the supreme body of governance, 455 Councilors for Provincial Councils and 8535 members for local government bodies to represent them in these bodies to deliver the demands of the citizens which they themselves cannot achieve single handed as individuals.
The Colombo International Book Fair marks 20 Years of catering to the readers of Sri Lanka and in accordance with it ventures into adding further value to the exhibition by including a select set of stalls from institutes in Sri Lanka that offer guidance in higher education, skills training and career opportunities.
Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuyuki Nakane who arrived in Sri Lanka on an official visit met with Lakshman Kiriella, the Leader of the House, Public Enterprises and Kandy Development Minister and Acting Foreign Minister, yesterday (29) as his first diplomatic meeting.
Twenty seven (27) Indian fishermen along with 4 dhows engaged in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan territorial waters were apprehended by the Sri Lanka Navy around 5.00 p.m. 10th Friday. The apprehension was made by a Fast Gun boat attached to the Northern Naval Command in the northern seas.