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January 9, 2018 8:08 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the manner in which challenges and obstacles were successfully faced by the good governance government is satisfactory. Issuing a special statement, the Premier however said the government has a long way to go to complete its journey. The statement has also fo...
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July 22, 2017 11:32 am gmt |
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With the Office of Missing Persons Act becoming operational, the Constitutional Council (CC) chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will meet next week to discuss the appointment of officials to this office, an official said. The Act became operational after President Maithripala Sirisena placed his sign...
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September 2, 2016 8:07 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said addressing Media Heads and Newspaper Editors at the President’s House in Colombo today (September 2). President Maithripala Sirisena described his talks with the visiting United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and said that he explained the steps taken to str...
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June 28, 2016 5:56 am gmt |
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that military engagement in commercial activities, including farming and tourism still exist in the North, adding,  during his visit to displaced communities in Jaffna, the High Commissioner observed that the lack ...
In Srilanka
April 19, 2016 3:53 am gmt |
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The Constitutional Council of Sri Lanka parliament that met Monday under the patronage of the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to decide on the appointment of the next police chief has recommended Senior Deputy Inspector General Pujitha Jayasundera for the post of the Inspector General of Police, sources said...
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April 12, 2016 11:26 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Senior Deputy Inspector General S.M. Wickremesinghe as the acting Inspector General of Police, the police said. Senior DIG Wickremesinghe assumes duties as acting IGP following the retirement of IGP N.K. Illangakoon. The 33rd Police Chief IGP N. K. Illanga...
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January 3, 2016 4:41 am gmt |
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Sources say that the Mahinda – led joint opposition has been engaged in rush discussions. And the media are reporting that many people in the Mahinda team are to join the National Government. As to stop their invasion, such discussions are said to have been arranged. And Mahind is also reported...
In Colombo
September 22, 2015 11:35 am gmt |
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Parliament granted approval for the appointment of the three civil representatives to the constitutional council. The names of Proffessor A.T. Ariyarathne, Proffessor Radhika Kumaraswami and Presidents cousel Shibli Ashiz were submitted for approval in Parliament today (Tuesday). Thereby, the civil r...
In Colombo
September 22, 2015 4:54 am gmt |
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Civil Society representatives nominated to the  Constitutional Council (CC) are to be approved by Parliament today. It was decided at a meeting held at the Parliamentary Complex yesterday that approval be sought from Parliament today for the appointment of Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Dr. Radhika Coomaraswam...
In Srilanka
September 10, 2015 9:10 am gmt |
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3 civil society members have been appointed to the Constitutional Council to represent the Civil Society, today (Thursday).  The former vice secretary of UN Radhika Kumaraswami, SL Sarvodhaya organization founder and a Gandhist A.D. Ariyaratna and the Attorney General Shibly Azeez are those 3 members...
In Srilanka
September 10, 2015 6:19 am gmt |
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The JVP propaganda secretary Vijitha Herath says that, the way how the deputy ministries and state ministries were shared, seems to have been aimed at the power. He made this observation, in a media brief, held yesterday (Wednesday) soon after the state and deputy ministers were appointed in the new ...
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September 10, 2015 5:01 am gmt |
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The Constitutional Council meets today (Thursday) with its new members, under the chair of speaker Karu Jayasuriya around 12 noon. The speaker will act as the leader of the Council and the PM and the opposition leader will be included officially in to the Council. Though many controversial prevailed ...
In Srilanka
September 9, 2015 12:32 pm gmt |
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JVP has selected parliamentarian Vijitha Herath, for the Constitutional Council. The Constitutional Council includes 10 members and already the Prime Minister, Speaker and the opposition leader have been already taken into account. And the representatives of Minister, Speaker and the opposition leade...
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September 9, 2015 7:28 am gmt |
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President and the Prime Minister have proposed their representatives’ names to form the Constitutional Council according to the 19th amendment. Accordingly, the Constitutional Council includes 10 members incldsing the Prime Minister, Speaker, opposition leader and the representatives of those 3 perso...
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September 9, 2015 6:37 am gmt |
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The government is to take arrangements to form the Constitutional council according to the 19th Amendment. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the opposition leader R. Sambandhan are the members of the Constitutional council and they are to appoint 7 more members to the C...
In Srilanka
September 6, 2015 5:27 am gmt |
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The JVP insists the government to convene the parliament, immediately. The request has been made to Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha. While commenting on this, the JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayaka said that, this request had been made in order to accelerate the implementation of the Constitutio...
In Srilanka
June 10, 2015 10:12 am gmt |
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The names of civilian members nominated for the constitutional council which were submitted for parliamentary approval today, has been postponed. The parliament had given an approval to the people’s representatives and civilian members proposed for the constitutional council. Accordingly, Parliament ...
In Srilanka
June 10, 2015 5:55 am gmt |
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The Constitutional Council (CC) consists of 10 members including three civilians and even if Parliament fails to approve the three persons named to the CC, the Council still has the power to operate. It is very likely that the CC will begin to work with the seven members, Dr. Jayampathy Wickremerathn...
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June 7, 2015 12:06 pm gmt |
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CaFFE asks that final changes to the 20th amendment to the constitution be effected at the next cabinet meeting and gazetted as soon as possible. In a statement, its executive director Keerthi Tennakoon says this will help defeat the opportunistic politicians, who are a minority. The local election m...