Stray quadrupeds and feral bipeds
February 17, 2017, 9:56 pm
We have a ‘fine’ government. The Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration is dependent on fines to increase its revenue. The Budget 2017 proposed a twenty-five-thousand-rupee fine for some traffic offences. It is reported that the government is now planning to bring in new legislation to impose a six-month jail term and a twenty-five-thousand rupee fine on those who either abandon dogs in public places or let them stray. Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Faizer Mutapha has reportedly said CCTV cameras will be installed to nab the wrongdoers. He has expressed his concern about the spread of rabies through stray canines.
February 17, 2017, 9:44 pm
Five years ago, Sri Lanka’s government imposed stricter rules on visa requirements. This happened as part of an on-going process to improve administrative procedures following the end of the war in 2009.
Since the new visa laws were proposed, a new government has come into power. What impact do the new visa requirements and this new government’s enforcement of the rules have on real estate investment on the island? Leading property portal Lamudi finds out.
February 17, 2017, 9:41 pm
A cultural dance by the Jaffna troupe ‘Nakkappu Gramiya Kalai Kulu’
February 17, 2017, 9:39 pm
Roshantha Jayatunge, Senior Manager – Card Centre
….. launches public’s Right to Information
February 17, 2017, 10:32 pm
by Zacki Jabbar
February 17, 2017, 10:01 pm
Yahapalanaya (Good Governance) emanates from an election held on due scheduled dates or prior to the scheduled date. Such was how the yahapalanaya of Sirisena -Wickremesinghe regime got established. It was an election pledge of Prez. CBK and Rev. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera, in sponsoring a common candidate to topple the MR regime. The incumbent regime depending on its own calculations, on a particular time when elections were to be held, decides either to hold or postpone elections, both at National and local levels. This is sometimes, despite the recommendations of the Elections Commission, established to conduct fair and reasonable elections. Such was the Presidential Election of the MR Regime, which decided to hold elections two years prior to the scheduled date for the Presidential Election. This enabled the common candidate, from the same party, winning the election and establishing a coalition regime which had pledged to provide good governance in the country after the Parliamentary Election.
February 17, 2017, 10:00 pm
Recently, there were many reports in newspapers about indiscipline in schools. One main reason for this is that students do not take part in extracurricular activities that help children to improve their discipline and character. They also become more self-confident.
February 17, 2017, 10:31 pm
By Chitra Weerarathne
The Supreme Court yesterday dismissed the fundamental rights violation petition filed by Attorney-at-Law Nagananda Kodituwakku, who complained to the court against a statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament requesting the Speaker to set aside an earlier Supreme Court judgment in respect of the Singharasa Case, dated December 15, 2006.