Debate on noconfidence motion against PM set for April 4

The debate in Parliament on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been set for April 4.The date was set following a party leaders meeting held today. The no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was handed over to Parliament yesterday.The no-confidence motion with 55 signatures was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya by the joint opposition. Four Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members of Parliament had also signed the no-confidence motion.SLFP MPs T.B Ekanayake, Nishantha Muthuhettigama, S. Punchinilame and Cader Musthan have signed the motion (Colombo Gazette)

Brock prof to speak at Big Freeze event

Brock University Earth Sciences Professor Francine McCarthy will be putting mastodons and their diet under the microscope during an upcoming presentation.McCarthy will be a guest speaker at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington on Feb. 19 as part of the Big Freeze exhibit.Her talk, entitled Where’s Dinner?, will examine the extinction of mastodons in response to postglacial vegetation change.McCarthy’s presentation will begin at 1 p.m.The Big Freeze exhibit runs until April 17 and includes a series of speakers on a variety of topics. For more information, visit the Royal Botanical Gardens website.