The Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry yesterday said it had no plans to auction boats and trawlers apprehended from Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing in Sri Lankan waters.
While proposing to abolish the Executive Presidency, National Languages and Social Integration, Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara today said his party would back President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a future presidential election only if he decided to join the fray as a normal candidate.
The vehicle convoy carrying UNP Uva Province Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando who polled the highest number of preferential votes at Saturday’s election, was attacked by a group of men armed with sharp weapons in Hali-Ela this evening, a police complaint said.
Filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court, the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (ITAK) today affirmed that neither the ITAK nor the TNA had as its objective the setting up of a separate state within the territory of Sri Lanka.
The one-time popular and well patronized Yarl Devi express train after 24 years made its maiden trip today from Palai to Jaffna on the recently restored Northern railway line.
UNP MP Sajith Premadasa will be appointed as the Deputy Leader of the party tomorrow according to party sources while Moneragala District MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara will be appointed as a Senior Deputy Chairman.
Miners of the Kahatagaha Graphite Lanka Limited in Dodamgaslanda staged a protest demanding permanent appointments today. About 70 workers staged the protest inside a mine shaft 1,100-2000 feet underground, sources said.