Mirror Opinion

Marine Drive / Galle Road byroads Whilst it’s a pleasure to drive on Marine Drive, the residents of the bye roads / lanes connecting Galle Road and Marine Drive are very much inconvenienced whilst driving to and from their residences to Marine Drive. It’s because the sea-side end of these byroads have not been properly […]
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Fresh produce must be transported in plastic crates in Sri Lanka from tomorrow

Aug 31, Colombo: Sri Lankan farmers and traders are required to use plastic crates for transporting their produce to the market from tomorrow (September 01) the Cooperatives and Internal Trade Ministry announced today. Minister of Trade Johnston Fernando says aim of this move is to minimize wastage of fruits and vegetables in improper transportation. As […]
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Sri Lanka to bring in new laws to deal with LTTE as emergency rule ends today

Aug 31, Colombo: Sri Lanka is considering enacting new laws under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to handle possible future and past terrorist activities by the defunct terror group LTTE as the emergency regulations that were imposed on and off for the past 30 years cease to be in operation from today. Sri Lanka’s […]
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Repealing of Emergency and the Authenticity of the Government

On 25th August, President Mahinda Rajapaksa making a special statement before the Parliament stated that the emergency that would expire on  August 30 will not be extended again. Notwithstanding any rational justification the Government executed to continue emergency for more than two years since the end of the war.  Once a month, a statement was […]
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Samurdhi trade unions in Sri Lanka warn of union action if Minister fails to address grievances

Aug 31, Colombo: Trade unions affiliated to the Samurdhi programme in Sri Lanka have warned of trade union action if Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa fails to address the grievances of the Samurdhi employees. They have expressed concern over the job security of Samurdhi employees following the government’s decision to bring the Samurdhi Authority and […]
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Another dispute within Sri Lanka’s major opposition party over Kandy mayoral candidate

Aug 31, Colombo: A group of candidates of Sri Lanka’s major opposition United National Party (UNP) for Kandy Municipal Council have planned to make a request from the party leadership to change the decision of naming Neranjan Wijerathna as the mayoral candidate for the Kandy MC at the upcoming election. Wijerathna, the former Chief Administrator […]
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Sri Lankan President solicits suggestions from industrial and plantation sectors for 2012 budget

Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has initiated discussions with leaders and representatives of various sectors in the country to obtain ideas and views for the preparation of the 2012 budget due to be tabled in the parliament later this year. The President will seek input from the plantation sector when he meets […]
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Colombo Dockyard signs agreement to build two ships for Lakshadweep

Aug 30, Colombo: Colombo Dockyard, the shipbuilding and ship repairing facility in Sri Lanka has signed an agreement with India’s Administration of Union Territories of Lakshadweep to build two passenger-cum-cargo ships. Dr. Syed Ismail Koya, Director, Port Shipping and Aviation of Lakshadweep and Mangala P.B. Yapa, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Colombo Dockyard […]
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CONSEQUENCES OF LIFTING EMERGENCY NEED TO BE THOUGHT THROUGH

President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s decision to put an end to the state of emergency came as a surprise even to senior members of his own government. There were media reports that the ruling party leadership had to instruct its members to be present in Parliament to listen to an important announcement to be made by the […]
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Ruling party mayoral candidate for CMC to seek foreign aids to develop the Sri Lankan capital

Aug 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) mayoral candidate for Colombo Municipal Council Milinda Moragoda plans to launch his policy manifesto this week. He has told the state-owned The Dinamina newspaper that he would not only utilize the tax income and the grants from the Provincial Council but also seek foreign […]
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