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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....
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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...
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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...
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October 24, 2018 3:30 am gmt |
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The Cabinet is reported to have approved the draft legislation to set up the National Truth Commission as an initiative to ensure the transitional justice envisaged in resolution 30/1 on Sri Lanka adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The UNHRC resolution co-sponsored by Sri Lan...
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October 24, 2018 3:25 am gmt |
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Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told the Cabinet yesterday (Tuesday) that the government should launch diplomatic efforts to withdraw its co-sponsorship of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka. He said the government should also make every effort to replace the curren...
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October 23, 2018 3:35 am gmt |
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Joint Opposition MP Namal Rajapaksa said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should reveal the names of the two cabinet ministers, who were claimed to be in the pay list of India’s Intelligence wing – RAW. “If some cabinet ministers are in the pay list of the R...