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CD Wickramaratne continues as IGP despites CC’s opposition

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The Constitutional Council (CC) has refused to approve the three-week extension of service given to Inspector General of Police C. D. Wickramaratne.

The CC has taken this decision when both President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Public Security Minister Tiran Alles are out of the country.

However, it was reported that President Wickremesinghe has taken steps to reappoint the IGP despite the decision taken by the CC.

The President has given all the necessary instructions from Beijing, China to implement his decision to re-appoint the IGP.

IGP Wickramaratne was given several service extensions by the President.

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278 prison inmates to be pardoned

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A total of 278 inmates at prisons across the island will be released tomorrow in view of Vesak festival, the Prisons Department said.

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Parliament suspended due to lack of quorum

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Parliament sessions were abruptly suspended until June 04 due to a lack of quorum. 

There were less than 20 member present during the time of suspension. 

MP Jagath Samarawickrama was at the Chair.

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Notice for students sitting for Grade 5 scholarships

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The Department of Examinations has announced that the 2024 Grade Five Scholarship Examination will be held on September 15 this year.

It adds that applications for the examination will be accepted online from May 27 – June 14, 2024 and acceptance of applications will not be extended beyond the announced period.

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