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It is reported that, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, who recently returned to the country from an overseas stay, is playing a ‘key role' in working out a common agenda to bring forward a candidate acceptable to all the parties in the opposition, Lankaviews learned.

 

 The parties in the opposition are busy with preparations for working out a common agenda for the election. It has been learned that the idea for a common candidate is gaining ground at the moment despite differences within some parties.

 

Meanwhile, as part of this exercise to bring about common understating in the opposition, Ven. Maduluwave Sobhitha Thera who spearheads the National Movement for Social Justice will have separate meetings with the representatives of the opposition parties today, including those from the United National Party (UNP).

 

These meetings will take place throughout the day today at his Temple in Kotte.

 

It has been learned that some members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, distraught with the government, are planning to join hands with the opposition if an acceptable candidate is fielded for this election to oppose President Mahinda Rajapaksa. With these new developments, the the cracks of the Rajapaksha regime widened, Lankaviews learned.alt

altA 17 year old woman has been suicide in India, after being brutally gang raped by a group of people. This hideous crime is said to be occurred, on 13th November 2012 while the victim was participating a Diwali religious ceremony.  

 

The GCE Advanced Level Examination results issued after many delays have caused a massive confusion due to serious errors, says the IUSF convener Sanjeewa Bandara.

altThe Public Services Commission has rejected the proposal by the government to make permanent 4000 acting principals.  The Minister of Education had presented a cabinet paper to make the appointment permanent and had obtained the cabinet approval as well.  A ministerial subcommittee too had been appointed regarding the matter.  

The committee comprising of the Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardene, and Ministers Dinesh Gunawardene and Maithripala Sirisena had recommended that the relevant acting principals should be made permanent. 

altAccording to the Minister of Higher Education, Mr S B Dissanayake, if the Medical Council takes any decision contrary to the Government policy with regard to the Graduates from Malabe Private Medical College, then it will be dissolved and a new Medical Council will be appointed.

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