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In Srilanka
August 12, 2017 5:10 am gmt |
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The National Institute of Language Education and Training which is tasked with teaching the two official languages to MPs, following approval to a proposal submitted by the Ministry of National Coexistence, Dialogue and Official Languages, confirmed that only 40 out of 225 Parliamentarians had regist...
In Colombo
August 11, 2017 12:02 pm gmt |
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Archana Chellathurai, the first pilot of Ealam has been visited the parliment today (August 10). She visited the parliament during the assembly which started at 10 AM today, received the appreciation talk of Sritharan, the TNA parliament member. Archana Sellathurai is a Denmark citizen, born in Valve...
In Colombo
August 10, 2017 12:21 pm gmt |
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   Sri Lanka’s Speaker Karu Jayasuriya adjourned the Parliament this morning after the joint opposition protested inside the House over an issue of Samurdhi payment. The Parliament session was suspended at around 11:30 am. Joint opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena questioned why the Samurdhi ...
In Colombo
August 10, 2017 7:03 am gmt |
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A special statement to be make, before the parliament by Ravi karunanayaka Sri Lanka’s beleaguered Foreign Affairs Minister Ravi Karunanayake is due to make a special statement before the Parliament today. Speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya is expected to take a decision today on the no-conf...
In Srilanka
August 8, 2017 11:12 am gmt |
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Aug 08, Colombo: Leaders of political parties in Sri Lanka Parliament are scheduled to meet this afternoon to decide the date to debate the no-confidence motion against Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The party leaders will meet at the parliamentary complex today under the leadership of the Speak...
In Srilanka
August 4, 2017 10:43 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court has determined that certain clauses in the new Inland Revenue Act are not in accordance with the constitution, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed Parliament this morning (4 august). Therefore the court recommends that the Act needs to be passed with a special majority or else the clau...
In Latest Stories
July 28, 2017 7:18 am gmt |
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Parliament has been postponed until August 04 following a tense situation which arose within the chamber during a vote on the Gazette issued by the government declaring the storage, transport and distribution of petroleum as an essential service. A heated exchange between MPs representing the governm...
In Latest Stories
July 7, 2017 7:13 am gmt |
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A supplementary estimate was tabled in Parliament on Friday for fund allocations including purchasing of vehicles and renovating official residences of ministries. A statement stated that “Supplementary Allocations are being provided in terms of Clause 6 (1) of the Appropriation Act, as required. The...
In Latest Stories
June 24, 2017 11:14 am gmt |
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The Opposition party TNA requested the President Maithripala Sirisena to immediately set up the Office on Missing Persons. Tamil people lost hope because even after The Office of Missing Persons bill was passed in parliament the Office was not established yet, said TNA spokesperson M.A.Sumanthiran. H...
In Colombo
June 22, 2017 5:29 am gmt |
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the objective of the Office of Missing persons is looking for the disappeared persons, and it will not file any case against anyone through the office. The Office of Missing Persons (Establishment, Administration and Discharge of Functions) Amendment Bill...
In India
June 20, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that India’s biggest tax reform since Independence, the national Goods and Services Tax or GST, will be launched at midnight on June 30. Mr Jaitley said President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and two of his predecessors, Dr Manmohan Sing...
In Srilanka
May 26, 2017 8:31 am gmt |
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Party leaders have decided to suspend Parliament proceedings at 2.00pm today (26th of May), considering the prevailing disaster situation owing to inclement weather. Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala informed the parliament of the decision as proceedings commenced following the special party leader...
In Srilanka
May 9, 2017 7:30 am gmt |
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The Secretary General of Parliament has informed the Elections Commission that the MP seat of Geetha Kumarasinghe has fallen vacant due to the Appeal Court decision. Last week, the Court of Appeal disqualified Kumarasinghe from holding an MP seat due to her dual citizenship status. The veteran actres...
In Europe
April 28, 2017 8:09 am gmt |
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Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament and assaulted the leader of the Social Democrats on Thursday (April 27) after his party and ethnic Albanian allies voted to elect an Albanian as parliament speaker, witnesses said. Television footage showed Social Democratic leader Zoran Zaev with ...
In Latest Stories
March 8, 2017 9:50 am gmt |
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Joint Opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardena has been suspended from parliamentary sittings for a week following a vote taken due to the MP repeatedly disrupting proceedings today (8). A total of 85 parliamentarians voted in favour of the decision and only 22 voted against while another 114 were absent...
In Europe
January 25, 2017 8:32 am gmt |
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Germany’s Social Democrats have nominated former European Parliament President Martin Schulz to run against conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in an election in September, Schulz and party leader Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday (January 24). The party will vote on the nomination on Sunday, wh...
In Britain
January 25, 2017 8:22 am gmt |
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Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the Supreme Court has ruled. The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until MPs and peers give their backing – although this is expected to happen in time for the government’s 31 March deadl...
In Latest Stories
December 28, 2016 7:51 am gmt |
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A bomb attack targeted a member of Afghanistan’s parliament in the capital, Kabul, on Wednesday (December 28) wounding him and several other people, officials said. Fakori Behishti, a member of parliament from Bamyan province, and his son were wounded in the blast, an official with the parliame...
In Britain
December 14, 2016 8:00 am gmt |
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Britain’s former finance minister, George Osborne, condemned a lack of U.S and British leadership on the Syrian crisis, during an emergency debate on Aleppo on Tuesday (December 13), as Syrian Government forces close in on the imminent capture of rebel-held east Aleppo. “The tragedy in Al...