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November 20, 2018 9:38 am gmt |
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The Transparency International Sri Lanka highlighted that in law, parliamentary privileges are not a cloak for criminal behavior said any action of assault can give cause for legal proceedings to be initiated against a Member of Parliament. The anti-corruption watchdog called on the President, the Sp...
In Colombo
November 11, 2018 4:03 am gmt |
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Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday denied web media reports, that he would wait for the Supreme Court’s opinion on the legality of the dissolution of Parliament before proceeding with preparations for a General Election. He had informed a group of former United National Party (...
In Colombo
November 11, 2018 3:50 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says that discussions will commence next week with regard to contesting the forthcoming general election under a common symbol. It’s General Secretary Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa said that they hope to gather all forces in order to defeat the common enemy. Meanwhile...
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November 8, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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Former Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran said yesterday (Wednesday) that he was in the process of identifying electoral organizers of his party at the moment. Mr Wigneswaran told that he tendered his resignation to the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) on October 24, 2018. He said he ...
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November 8, 2018 3:19 am gmt |
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Former Chief Justice Sarath N Silva said yesterday (Wednesday) the President had been vested with powers to dissolve Parliament under 33 (2) C of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. He told that this special provision was incorporated into the Constitution under duties, powers and functions of th...
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November 1, 2018 3:28 am gmt |
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Nava Sama Samaja Party Leader Wickramabahu  Karunaratne said yesterday (Wednesday) they would launch a massive trade union action and a riot in protest of President’s decision to remove Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and proroguing Parliament unconstitutionally. He told a news conference that...
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November 1, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said that there was no evidence to believe that a foreign country was behind the crisis situation in Sri Lanka. He said this to journalists attached to the Foreign News Agencies at the Temple Trees yesterday (Wednesday) morning. “The allegation that some foreign countr...
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October 31, 2018 3:16 am gmt |
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Former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who is in remand custody in connection with the alleged plot to assassinate several VIPs, has been provided with special protection, a Prisons Department official said. He said the DIG was being detained in a special cell at the Welikada Prison and that additional security...
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October 31, 2018 3:13 am gmt |
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While stating that it will form a new national government, the United National Front (UNF) yesterday (Tuesday) invited all parties to join it. UNF seniors Rajitha Senaratne, Kabir Hashim and Patali Champika Ranwaka who revealed this to the media at Temple Trees yesterday said any party interested cou...
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October 30, 2018 3:23 am gmt |
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The new government will take steps to hold provincial council elections as early as possible, President Mithripala Sirisena said and that he would discuss this matter with the Election Commission soon. He said holding the much delayed PC polls would be another step forward by the government to streng...
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October 30, 2018 3:18 am gmt |
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A Supreme Court determination will be sought by the Election Commission on its role against the backdrop of the government’s repeated failure to hold provincial council elections, EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday (Monday). The last straw on conducting the elections was the recommen...
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October 29, 2018 3:14 am gmt |
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While highlighting that they will bring in an impeachment motion against President Maithripala Sirisena, UNP senior Ministers and MPs yesterday (Sunday) said they will take to the streets and protest against what they called a constitutional coup and the proroguing in Parliament. They conveyed this i...
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October 29, 2018 3:09 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a statement, invited all the political parties represented in Parliament to join his administration. He said his government would eschew the politics of hate and set up an interim government that will protect the human rights of all citizens, that will protect the...
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October 28, 2018 2:59 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to address the nation today (Sunday) while the new Cabinet of Ministers would be appointed on tomorrow, UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena yesterday  said....
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October 28, 2018 2:54 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has prorogued Parliament yesterday (Saturday), Speaker’s office said. The next Parliament session would be commenced on November 16....
In Srilanka
October 27, 2018 6:43 am gmt |
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Ranil Wickremesinghe insisted last night that he was still the Prime Minister even as Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena.   Addresssing the media at Temple Trees, Wickremesinghe said that in terms of 40 ( 2 ) of the Constitution, he was still the P...
In Srilanka
October 27, 2018 6:41 am gmt |
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Two Extraordinary Gazette notices have been published on the removal of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and appointment of Mahinda Rajapaska as the new Prime Minister. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was yesterday sworn in as Prime Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena. Newly elected P...
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October 25, 2018 3:38 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have said the Government should get certain matters clarified with regard to the implementation of the provisions of the UNHRC Resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka, it is learnt. The Prime Minister had reportedly made these remarks during Tuesday’s Cabinet m...
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October 25, 2018 3:33 am gmt |
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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (Wednesday) said that he didn’t believe that the Cabinet Ministers would have any links with the RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) of India. Responding to journalists after visiting the Henakaduwa Temple at Tangalle, Mr Rajapaksa, however, said the act of o...