Nomination lists of the SLFP (hand) for Padiyathalwawa and Dehiaththaakandiya Pradeshiya Sabhas have been rejected.
Archives for December 14, 2017
The nomination lists presented by the Mahinda faction of the SLFP to Panadura Municipal council and Agalawatta Pradeshiya Sabha from Kalutara district have been rejected say reports.
It is reported that nomination lists presented by the Mahinda faction of the SLFP to contest the forthcoming Local Government election from Maharagama Municipality, Badulla Pradeshiya Sabha, Mahinyangana Pradeshiya Sabha and Weligama Urban Council have been rejected.
The nomination list for Weligama UC has been rejected as the authorized representative from the party had not presented the nomination paper.
The period to accept nominations for 93 local government councils for the forthcoming Local Government elections close at noon today (14th).
Accepting nominations commended on 11th December and the date of election would be announced today. Accepting bonds for the local government bodies ended at 12 noon yesterday.
The budget of the Southern Provincial Council for the year 2018 has been passed by a majority of 41. All the Members of the UNP and the UPFA have voted for the budget and only the Members of the JVP have voted against it. Members of the Mahinda faction too have joined the UNP and Miathri faction to vote for the budget.
The Chief Minister for Southern Provincial Council Shan Wijelal de Silva presented the budget to the Southern Provincial Council and the vote was taken after debating it for two days.
According to the budget, the total expenditure for the Southern Provincial Council for 2018 is Rs. 33911.5 million but the annual income would be Rs. 33411.4 million. The budget deficit is Rs. 500.1 million.
The indictments filed against Mr. Mahindananda Aluthgamage, former Minister of Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, for allegedly purchasing a house worth Rs.27 million at Kynsey Road, Colombo 7 and other properties he had allegedly purchased through illegally acquired money were read out to Mr. Aluthgamage at Colombo High Court yesterday (13th).
Mr. Aluthgamage, through his lawyer, informed High Court that his client was not pleading guilty to the charges. High Court Judge Gihan Kulatunga fixed the trial for today.
When recording evidence in High Court yesterday the Attorney General alleged that the accused has failed to disclose how he was able to raise the money for the purchase of the house and further alleged that he had committed an offence that comes under Section 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.
the convener of the Voice Against Corruption Wasantha Samarasinghe filed the complaint that the former Minister had committed financial irregularities.