Under the Urban Councils, village Development act,the land powers of the provincial councils will be taken over by the central government. This act will empower the government to takeover the lands owned by the Provincial councils, as well as the private lands.
This bill is now being referred to the provincial councils due to the order issued by the Supreme Court,when it was referred to the Supreme Court earlier.
Since the Western Provincial Council has agreed with this Bill, where the Muslim Congress has voted with the governing party for this act,the Eastern Provincial Council who has protested against this act, has not submitted it to the council yet, reports say.

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The proposal to make Minister of Health and the General Secretary of the SLFP, Maithripala Sirisena the Prime Minister was made by the members of the SLFP Polonnaruwa district working Committee.This proposal has been passed. At this meeting Minister Tissa Karaliyadde,Maithripala Sirisena and the Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake were present.

The authorities of the Registration of Person’s department have said that one hundred thousand national Identity cards would be issued to those without identity cards before the presidential election. They  have also requested those who wish to apply for new identity cards should do so before the 30th of November.

The railway department reveals that the number of passengers traveling to Jaffna is increasing daily. The department says that passengers are very much interested in  traveling to Jaffna by train. The department further says that the income of Yal Devi on the 20th was Rs. 34 lakhs.  

The Minister of sugar industries Lakshman Seneviratne who was in custody for assaulting a UNP Northern provincial Member has been released on body bail of rupees one lakh. Magistrate Mahesha Priyadarshani Silva has given this order after surrendering to Badulla magistrate courts under a motion.

As instructed by the Minister of health Maithripala Sirisena it is supposed to revise the charges charged by private hospitals and the channeling centers. The Minister says that this decision was taken as there are number of complaints that the private hospitals and channeling centers charge huge amount of money from the patients. The Minister […]