Basil Rajapaksa said that the SLPP will look to be transparent and will even provide an audit to the Elections Commission. Mahinda Rajapaksa’s links to the SLPP has created controversy with some political parties saying he cannot continue in Parliament as he had obtained SLPP membership despite being elected to Parliament as a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). (Colombo Gazette) He said the SLPP will look to contest and win the next Parliamentary elections. Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa says the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is being guided by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Speaking to staff at the SLPP office in Battaramulla, Basil Rajapaksa said that the SLPP was formed with the backing of Mahinda Rajapaksa.
TEACHERS WHO AREN’T up to the task will soon face hearings to decide if they’re allowed keep their jobs, The Sunday Times is reporting this morning.Under plans being drawn up by Education Minister Ruairí Quinn, public hearings will be brought in —and where serious complains are upheld, the teacher can be banned from working in any state institution.Teaching union the TUI have said it would be “extremely unfair” if teachers were brought before public hearings, except in cases of serious misconduct.What do you think? Poll Results: I don’t know. (455) Only misconduct cases should go to a hearing, not less serious ones. (1335) I agree with the idea — it would improve transparency. (453) The whole idea seems unfair. (1047) I agree with the idea — it would improve transparency.Only misconduct cases should go to a hearing, not less serious ones.The whole idea seems unfair.I don’t know.Vote