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Farmers call off ‘Satyagraha’ campaign

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The group of farmers, who were engaged in a ‘Satyagraha’ demanding water for cultivation purposes, have called off their campaign after the irrigation authorities released water from Samanalawewa reservoir to the Udawalawe reservoir, reports say.

The All-Ceylon Agrarian Federation (ACAF) staged a Satyagraha campaign in late July, urging the government to release water from Samanalawewa reservoir to Udawalawe reservoir. 

The farmers had vowed not to abandon their cause until their demands were met.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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