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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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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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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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President Maithripala Sirisena has prorogued Parliament yesterday (Saturday), Speaker’s office said. The next Parliament session would be commenced on November 16....
In Srilanka
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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The situation in Sri Lanka will turn for the better by next year’s National New Year, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday (Monday). He said this at a ceremony held at Temple Trees where appointment letters were handed over to 370 new Grama Niladaris. The ceremony was organized by...
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Agriculture Minister Mahinda Amaraweera claimed that four Cabinet Ministers, having links with RAW (Research and Analysis Wing), had leaked information related to President Maithripala Sirisena’s remarks purportedly critical of India and China to Indian journalists. Minister Amaraweera said this at a...
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German Ambassador Jörn Rohde said yesterday (Sunday) the elections should be held in any democracy when they are due, and not be delayed. He said the elections were a feature of democracy and they should be held in due time except under extraordinary circumstances. He made these remarks in response t...
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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Saturday) held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on a range of issues related to bilateral ties, including the progress of India assisted development projects in the island nation. The talks at the Hyderabad House ca...