Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lankan President engages in resolving conflict between school and local government
Tue, Jun 10, 2014, 10:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has mediated personally to resolve a conflict between a local government and a school.

The Chairman of Lindula - Talawakelle Urban Council Ashoka Sepala said that the President personally phoned him and directed to suspend the construction of a shopping complex in a land adjacent to the Talawakelle Tamil School.

The Talawakelle Tamil School community protested the Urban Council for attempting to build a cluster of 30 shops in the town. The school claims the ownership of the land and the school community held a protest in Talawakelle town on June 06. The students blocked the Hatton - Nuwara Eliya main road during school hours from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Urban Council members accused the Livestock and Rural Community Development Minister Arumugam Thondaman of persuading the students to boycott classes and demonstrate against the construction of the shopping complex.

The Minister was present with the school community today as they celebrated when the Urban Council announced the suspension of the construction of the shopping complex.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Veteran Sri Lankan cricketers appointed as brand ambassadors for National Kidney Fund
Sri Lanka plans to achieve an economic growth beyond 8 percent next three years
Sri Lankan government to establish a standard for imported fertilizers
Catholic Bishops urges Sri Lankans to choose worthy candidates
Van rams into UPFA Minister's supporters killing one
UN to provide an assistance package to Sri Lanka on the request of Northern Province CM
President inaugurates luxury bus service for pilgrims to Atamasthana in Anuradhapura
Prime Minister reveals development plans for north and east
Sri Lankan PM instructs IGP to immediately arrest the suspects of election rally shooting
Notice issued for Sri Lanka's Deputy Justice Minister to appear in court

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.