Police in Paris have arrested nearly 200 masked demonstrators who smashed shop windows and torched cars during annual May Day protests.
It’s another busy day for Tony Price, who has a list of around two dozen restaurants and other seafood businesses to visit, to pick up discarded oyster shells.
The funeral of acclaimed film producer Dr. Lester James Peries is to be held with State patronage at Independence Square from 4 pm onwards on Wednesday (May 2). “President Maithripala Sirisena issued instructions to conduct the funeral of Dr. Lester James Peries with state honours at Independence Square during a meeting held yesterday, head of the committee to handle funeral arrangements,” Renuka Balasuriya said.
Cardinal George Pell will stand trial on at least one sexual assault charge, an Australian court has ruled.
The much anticipated Cabinet reshuffle is to take place at the Presidential Secretariat today and all ministers are informed to be present by 9.30 am, a senior government Minister said yesterday.
President Maithripala Sirisena in a message to mark the 25th death anniversary of former President Ranasinghe Premadasa which falls today said that former President Premadasa is among the few statesmen who left an indelible imprint in the hearts of the common man in the country.“There are a few humans who leave incredible legacies and live on in the hearts of the people.
Whilst acknowledging political pressure to halt the demolition of illegal structures along the Mirissa coastline, the Coast Conservation Department (CCD) announced that they will be continuing with the demolition after solving certain legal complications that had arisen in relation to the removal of such structures in the area.
Amendments to the Bribery and Corruption Act will be brought in to bring the private sector under its scope, Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Director General Sarath Jayamanne, PC, said.