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The Financial & Performance Evaluation of the State Institutions based

The Third Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on Financial & Performance Evaluation of the State Institutions, Provincial Councils and Local Government Authorities based on the online Management Information System was presented to Parliament today (07). The report was presented by the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Prof. Tissa Vitarana, Member of Parliament. The […]

The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has spent Rs. 89

It was revealed at the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) Committee that the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) has spent Rs. 89 million on the purchase of computers in 2018, exceeding the estimated amount. The Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) had planned to purchase 139 computers and 74 laptops for the year 2018 at an […]

Parliamentary Council agrees to call for nominations for vacancies in

Secretary General of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake said that the Parliamentary Council has decided to call for nominations for the vacant posts of members of the Right to Information Commission of Sri Lanka. Accordingly, the council has decided to call for nominations from the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, organizations of publishers, editors and journalists and […]

Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana represents the Asian Region at the three-day

Hon. Mahinda Yapa Abeywardana, Speaker of Parliament of Sri Lanka as a representative for Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) of the Asia Region, participated at the concluding Executive Committee Meeting held on 30th September, virtually and was accompanied by the Secretary General of Parliament Mr. Dhammika Dasanayake.  The virtual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) executive committee meeting […]

A mechanism for declaring assets and liabilities should be set

The Election Commission should be empowered to deal with the violations pertaining to the media criteria prepared by the Elections Commission, said the Chairman of the Election Commission, Mr. Nimal Punchihewa speaking at the Select Committee of Parliament to Identify Appropriate Reforms of the Election Laws and the Electoral System and to Recommend Necessary Amendments […]

The historic court ruling disqualifies an elected politician – A

The Free Media Movement organized a public discussion forum on September 25 at 6.00 pm via Zoom Technology to mark the International Day for Universal Access to Information celebrated on September 28. The landmark verdict obtained against an elected local councillor for bribing voters in the Moneragala District was the core of this discussion. The […]

A bill from Minister Gammanpila, to pay country’s total debt

Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila stated that the USD 267 billion worth of oil and gas resources hidden in the Mannar Basin could generate three times the total debt of the country. The Minister stated the aforesaid at the Consultative Committee on Energy held in Parliament today (07). The Minister further stated that although investors […]

Providing relief to Afghanistan journalists seeking asylum – Media Organizations

Sri Lankan media organizations asked the government to Provide relief to Afghanistan journalists seeking asylum. In a letter that they had sent to the Foreign minister and the Media minister, mentioned the current situation facing Afghan journalists. Here is their letter. We, as the Media Organizations Collective in Sri Lanka, have been paying close attention […]

THE NEW BATCH OF Japan Overseas Cooperation VOLUNTEERS ARRIVE

The new batch of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) arrived in Sri Lanka on the 12th of August 2021, 40th anniversary of the JICA Volunteer Program in the country. This also marks the recommencement of the Volunteer program after two years and four months of halted operations due to the Easter Sunday attack in April […]

Arrests, torture, beatings and jail – Inside Myanmar’s daily junta

Courtesy of IFJ  The military’s brutality is a daily reality for all the people of Myanmar. As Myanmar’s army prepares to deploy and reinforce its bases with hundreds of extra troops, the country’s media workers remain exposed to Covid-19 and under extreme threat, writes Phil Thornton. Myanmar’s military leaders used its armed forces to launch […]