UPFA May Day rally at Town Hall:
President extends invitation to Opposition to join hands
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday addressing the
biggest ever May Day Rally organised by the UPFA, after the elimination
of the three decade-old terrorism, appealed to the Opposition to join
hands with the Government to rebuild the country, forgetting political
President committed to welfare of working class - Alavi Moulana
Western Province Governor and President of the SLFP
Trade Union Federation, Alavi Moulana, one of the pioneers of the trade
union movement in Sri Lanka told the Sunday Observer that President
Mahinda Rajapaksa is a labour-friendly national leader who is committed
to the welfare of the working class. The President was instrumental in
the introduction and implementation of legislation protecting the rights
of the workers, he said.
Electoral reforms must come first - Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha
The most important thing is that, we now have an
opportunity after 33 years to restore the dignity of Parliament. It was
destroyed by the constitution and the practice of President Jayewardene.
The Parliament has three functions, passing of laws, budgeting and the
control of finances to ensure money of the executive is spent properly,
and the representational function.