Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has called for a border poll on a united Ireland, after the UK has voted to leave the EU.
Support for the EU is considerably higher in Northern Ireland than the rest of the UK.
As the region shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland, it is unknown how the relationship between the two countries will be affected by Brexit.
Some politicians have Continue reading “Northern Ireland to stay with UK or leave for United Ireland ?”
Britain has voted to leave the European Union, with the Leave campaign securing around 51.8 per cent of the vote.
The UK has been a member of the European Union (and its precursors) since 1973, and the British government now faces the gargantuan task of unraveling decades of legislation, treaties and deals between the UK and the EU, the single biggest market in the world.
The EU referendum vote itself is not a legal notification. The formal announcement to the EU is expected to happen at a meeting of the European Council (the EU’s heads of government) on Monday, June 27.
Once that happens, it will trigger Article 50 of the 1973 Treaty of Rome, which gives both sides two years to reach an agreement.
However, because the UK is so intricately entwined with the EU, Continue reading “UK voted to leave: What happens now?”
Ministry of Buddha Sasana
Sacred Area Developments – 100mn – Construction of 100 temples. Renovation of 33 temples.
Vidyalankara International Buddhist Center-Kelaniya – 300mn – Completion of the conference hall.
Redevelopment of under devloped Dhamma Schools – 100mn – Plan to develop 500 Dhamma schools in 2016. Allocated Rs. 200,000 for each Dhamma school.
Renovation of Places of Worship damaged due to the earthquake in Nepal – 50mn – Renovation of the Ananda Kuti Buddhist temple & Hindu Kovil in Machchindranath (2015 – 2017).
Rehabilitation of Under-developed Buddhist Temples – 90mn – Rehabilitation of 600 temples.
Ministry of Finance
Continue reading “Major Projects – Sri Lanka Budget 2016”
All elderly in Sri Lanka should have access to at least one reliable, affordable and adequate pension, economists said. “An adequate pension is essential to ensure income security for elderly, without being dependent,” Nisha Arunatilake of Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka said. She was speaking at the National Pensioners Day Symposium themed “Towards a National Pension Framework.”
Highlighting the problems within the pension system she said 87 percent of the population between the ages of 15 and 59 are not covered by a pension scheme, and only 30 percent of the population above the age of 60 get a meaningful pension. The system in the island should be Continue reading “Common pension scheme for Sri Lanka”
Sri Lanka’s Budget proposals for the next year presented in parliament by the Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake has proposed several concessions to the public and industries.
“The progressive tax rates applicable to individuals will be removed by increasing the tax free allowance to Rs 2.4 million per year (Rs 200,000/- per month) and any balance will be liable at the standard rate of 15% (flat rate)”
Review – Continue reading “Sri Lanka Budget 2016 – Review”
France has declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders after at least 120 people were killed in gun and bomb attacks in Paris.
This is an ongoing situation. Refresh this post for regular updates as they come in; Continue reading “Paris Attacks – Explosions, Gun Fire and Mass Casualties”
Sri Lanka has been ranked 65 broadband average connection speed, according to a recently released report – Akamai – ‘State of Internet’ 2Q (SOTI). Sri Lanka has outperformed Malaysia, China, India.
Despite progress, Malaysia lags behind Sri Lanka and Thailand in average internet speeds over the second quarter this year, as Asian countries set global benchmarks in the 2015 State of the Internet (SOTI) second quarter report. The report, released by the content delivery network services firm Akamai Technologies Inc, said Sri Lanka registered a 50 percent year-on-year improvement to increase its average speed to 5.3 Mbps Continue reading “Sri Lanka ranked 65 from Broadband connectivity”