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August 10, 2018 7:46 am gmt |
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Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan is to remain as the leader of the opposition. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today that under the Parliament standing orders he cannot change the post of Speaker. The joint opposition however raised concerns over the decision and insisted tha...
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February 19, 2018 9:33 am gmt |
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Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya says, he has not received any notice on UPFA about quitting the National Government. Speaker said this in response to a question raised by  joint opposition parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardana, on media reports of UPFA quitting National Government  in Parliament this m...
In Srilanka
January 10, 2018 6:34 am gmt |
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Parliament suspended temporarily by the Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya, after PM finishes his bond statement despite disturbance from opposition. Members of the Joint Opposition disrupted the Prime Minister during his address by entering the centre of the main chamber. Following the tense situ...
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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...
In Colombo
September 2, 2016 7:17 am gmt |
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The visiting Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called on heads of political leaders including Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. Mr.Ban met with Speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya, Ministers Vijeyadasa Rajapaksa, Nimal Sripala De Silva, Risad Badhiudeen, Sarath Fonseka, Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake and...
In Srilanka
August 19, 2016 7:06 am gmt |
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If Speaker Karu Jayasuriya endorses the Office of Missing Persons (OMP) Bill we will bring no-confidence motion against him, Leader of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Udaya Gammanpila said. Joint Opposition members Dinesh Gunawardana, Udaya Gammanpila, Kehaliya Rambukwella and Bandulla Gunawardana have ...
In Srilanka
August 10, 2016 5:21 am gmt |
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (9th Aug) observed that a ruling will be delivered at a future date on the procedure of moving a Bill. He made this observation yesterday (9th Aug) when Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe requested to do so as the traditional method used on previous occasions to mov...
In Colombo
June 9, 2016 6:31 am gmt |
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today (June 9) insisted that the microphone malfunction in Parliament on Wednesday was a technical issue and not a conspiracy. Sittings in Parliament were suspended for minutes yesterday and then the sessions were postponed when the sound system broke down. The joint oppositio...
In Special News
June 9, 2016 5:57 am gmt |
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No-confidence motion against the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake will be taken up for debate at the Parliament today. The debate and the subsequent vote, which were scheduled for yesterday, had been postponed for today due to a technical difficulty in the parliament’s microphone system. No-c...
In Srilanka
June 8, 2016 11:22 am gmt |
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Former Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris stated that a No Confidence motion against the Secretary General of the Parliament had been handed over to the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Wednesday (June 8). The no confidence motion which was signed by Parliamentarians representing the Joint Opposition group, cited ...
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May 6, 2016 6:47 am gmt |
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UPFA MP Mahinda Yapa Abewardena accused that the decision over the brawl in the House on Tuesday was against the Standing Orders. The Parliamentary Committee headed by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya suspended United National Party MP Palitha Thewarapperuma and United Peoples Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian...
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February 12, 2016 5:50 am gmt |
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Thursday (Feb) said in Parliament that he would discuss with the relevant higher authorities on the death threats he received over the phone. Replying to a Point of Order raised by Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake over the issue of the status of investigations...
In Srilanka
February 10, 2016 12:59 pm gmt |
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says he received death threats last night over his refusal to recognise the joint opposition as a separate group in Parliament. The Speaker told Parliament today that he was not shaken by the threats and maintains his position on the issue. Jayasuriya had yesterday refused to ...
In Colombo
February 9, 2016 8:29 am gmt |
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Leader of the Democratic Party, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was sworn in as a Member of Parliament before Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, a short while ago. Working Committee of the United National Party yesterday unanimously approved to appoint Sarath Fonseka for the parliamentary seat left vacant by the ...
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January 12, 2016 4:42 am gmt |
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The debate on the resolution regarding a special committee to set up a Constitutional Assembly to formulate a new Constitution will be held in the Parliament today (Tuesday). Many have come with amendments to the resolution tabled by the Prime Minister on 9th of this month. The Parliament is to conve...
In Technology
January 6, 2016 9:10 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s parliament announced that it will launch the first ever official Mobile App of the Parliament of Sri Lanka tomorrow. The ceremony to launch the first ever Mobile App will be held on the 7th of January at 10.30 a.m. at the Committee Room no. 1 of Parliament. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya w...
In Colombo
September 22, 2015 9:42 am gmt |
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Lakshman Seneviratne, Palitha Thewarapperuma and Bimal Rathnayake were sworn in as MPs before the speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Tuesday. Lakshman Senevirathne was sworn in to the seat left vacant with the resignation of Chamara Sampath Disanayake Palith Thewarapperuma was sworn in today as he did not at...
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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 11, 2015 12:23 pm gmt |
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The decision has been made that the national government will be allocated with 70% of the whole time, allocated for parliamentary debates. This decision has been made in the party leaders’ meeting held under the chair of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, yesterday (Thursday). Among this time allocation, 70%, ...