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Prasad to be appointed to SLRC & Kariyawasam to Lake House

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The Chairmen of the two state owned media institutions, Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (Lake House) and Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation (SLRC), have resigned and two new Chairmen are to be appointed, it was reported.

Sources said Mass Media Ministry Secretary Anusha Palpita, who served as the Chairman of Lake House has forwarded his resignation letter to Minister Bandula Gunawardana and SLRC Chairman W. B. Ganegala had submitted his resignation letter yesterday (28).

Mr. Prasad Samarasinghe, who served as the Executive Director of Lankabell, is to be appointed as the Chairman of Lake House while
Professor Harendra Kariyawasam, the former Head of the Department of Accounting of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, is to be appointed as SLRC Chairman.

It was reported that both of them are close friends of Minister Gunawardana.

Source – The Leader

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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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