Desist from passage of 20 A that paves for postponement of PC polls: NPC to Govt

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The National Peace Council has called upon the government to desist from the passage of the 20th Amendment to the constitution in its present form. NPC has explained that the passage of 20 A would tampering with the provincial councils, by postponing the elections to them, and by further reducing their devolved powers even temporarily. This needs to be viewed with the utmost concern. 

Kariyawasam assumes duties

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Prasad Kariyawasam assumed duties a as Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 15 August 2017. He was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena last month. Prior to his appointment as Secretary, he served as the Ambassador for Sri Lanka to the United States of America from July 2014 to August 2017.

Yoshitha before CID

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Yoshitha, son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, appeared before the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and made a statement. He went there on being summoned for questioning over an ongoing investigation.

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