Just after the defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa warned the 13th Amendment in the constitution was a "time bomb", the Media Minister and Cabinet Spokesperson, Keheliya Rambukwella, told the media that the government had not decided about the 13th Amendment, and that the President had reiterated the government's intention to implement the 13th plus.
Rambukwella said, "by the reference of 'Plus' it is envisaged to converge all minority groups in the provinces in a Senate."
Responding to questions about the recent calls to abolish the amendment, the Colombo Page quoted the minister as saying, 'the Amendment is part of the Constitution and the Members of Parliament are obliged to protect the Constitution'.
Accusing the TNA of seeking helpful from outside forces that "cannot do anything", Rambukwella asserted it was their "vacillating stance" that was the sole reason for delay in devolution.
The Sri Lankan government has expressed concern over a recent Memorandum of understanding, signed between the US Embassy in Colombo and the Trincomalee Urban Council, to establish an ‘American Corner’, a public information centre.
A Sri Lankan military soldier is suspected to have perpetrated the rape of a 7 year old girl in Nedunkeni, Vavuniya, reports Uthayan.
The incident led to a protest by local Tamils, demanding that the culprit be arrested.
Sri Lanka's Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister, Mervyn Silva, has decided to launch a hotline for public complaints, reports Colombo Page. The hotline would allow the user to choose their language of choice,