Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the leader of the UNP, while noting that any decision regarding a No-Confidence motion must be taken at a UNP parliamentary group meeting, has instructed the UNP backbencher parliamentarians to withdraw the No-Confidence motions. Therefore these MPs will withdraw the no confidence motions filed.
Further decisions on the matter will be taken at a UNP group meeting, soon.
The Prime Minister has asserted that the issues arisen with SLFP would be resolved through negotiations.
Sudarshana Gunawardana Director General Department of Government Information
The Ministry has, from time to time, been made aware of alleged incidents of harassment and illegal surveillance of the public, including human rights defenders and victims of human rights violations including members of the families of missing persons.
In sifting through a myriad of ideas and thoughts discussed and debated in recent times, and highlighting the different aspects which make up a maritime hub, dispelling many myths held that a maritime hub is limited to container operations, CASA opined it would be necessary to evaluate the fundamentals which would be the building blocks of a hub envisioned for Sri Lanka.
For the 70th Independence Day which is to be held on the 4th of February this year (2018), the youth have come together in celebrating Independence Day for the very first time in Sri Lanka. Under the theme “70th Independence and Youth,” the forum on February 4, 2018, will be held at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute from 2.00 p.m. onwards, organized by The Road to Rights Youth-led Organization.
The nominal market in which workers find paying work, employers find willing workers, and wage rates are determined, is defined as the labour market. Labour market outcomes result from a combination of the demand for labour by firms and the labour that workers supply. Firms are the focus of trying to understand labour demand, whilst workers are the focus of trying to understand labour supply. Holistic understanding of the current supply and demand for skills is required to analyse how the two interact and to inform policies to support an inclusive economic growth path. With the ever-changing labour market and economy, timely and relevant labour market information is critical for decision making. It is also essential for career development, locating employment opportunities, and sourcing skilled workers. Such information should also guide educational and training programmes to suit the demands of the labour market, and more importantly, to influence such demands for the benefit of the country.
President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to provide a number of benefits to the members of the Security Forces. Following the approval of the Cabinet in this regard, those privileges and benefits will be provided to members of the Security Forces expeditiously.
Remarks made by Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance and Mass Media at the Conference on “Applying New Technology to Make Sri Lanka’s International Trade More Efficient and Inclusive”, 30th October 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel
I am thankful to you, High Commissioner Hutchesson and other colleagues for inviting me to address this important and timely conference on the application of technology in enhancing Sri Lanka’s trade facilitation process.
Ms. Una McCauley UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Sri Lanka
Staff of the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka
Ladies and Gentlemen
As the UN turns seventy-two; Sri Lanka’s formal relationship with the United Nations turns sixty-two.
As an officer who has served in the Foreign Service of Sri Lanka for over 30 years out of those 62 years, and served as Permanent Representative both in Geneva and in New York, and still serving as a UN Treaty Body Member, and thus serving both the UN and my country, I can confidently say that Sri Lanka’s relationship with the UN is at present, probably at the best it has ever been.