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President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet the TNA and the UNF today as a result of the discussion between the President and the Speaker. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday met President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the political situation prevalent within the country. This meeting took pl...
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced that the Parliament will reconvene on at 1.30 p.m. on November 27. Parliament had convened at 10.30 a.m. this morning to decide on the appointing of members to Select Committee. Prior to that, a party leaders’ meeting was held at the Parliamentary Complex at 9.00 a.m...
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed the House that 121 MPs voted in favour of the composition of the Parliament Select Committee. MPs of the governing party had staged a walkout during the vote which was taken electronically. A total of 116 members had voted electronically while another 4 MPs had voted ...
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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...
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The daughter of slain journalist, Lasantha Wickrematunga, yesterday called out President Maithripala Sirisena for ordering the transfer of Inspector Nishantha Silva out of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), claiming that the President was degrading his office worse than any of his predecess...
In Colombo
January 1, 1970 12:00 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
January 1, 1970 12:00 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...