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In Latest Stories
October 9, 2017 11:58 am gmt |
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The Appropriation Bill for the Budget 2018 was presented in Parliament today (Monday) by State Minister of Finance Eran Wickremaratne. According to the Bill, the expected expenditure for the next year is 3,982 Billion and the expected income is 2,175 Billion. The budgetary allocations for the key sec...
In Colombo
October 4, 2017 5:28 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said the new Constitution which aims at uniting the country, will further strengthen Parliament. “We expect to fulfill the hopes for a new Constitution, which will not divide the country but unite the nation and cater to all needs of the public”, the President...
In Srilanka
October 3, 2017 11:41 am gmt |
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A special sitting of the Parliament was held today to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Parliamentary democracy in Sri Lanka. The session, which began at 2.30 p.m., was attended by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan and leaders of...
In Latest Stories
September 29, 2017 8:08 am gmt |
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A Sri Lankan Parliament delegation led by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had talks with US Speaker Paul Ryan while on a visit to the US yesterday (Thursday), the Sri Lankan Embassy in the US said. The Sri Lankan multi-party delegation met the US Speaker at Capitol Hill. Separately, the Sri Lankan delegation...
In Parliament
September 22, 2017 11:31 am gmt |
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Parliament speaker Karu Jayasurya informed the house today that the special sitting will be held on 03rd October from 02.30 p.m-04.30 p.m. marking the 70th anniversary of the parliament. He further informed that there will be other two sittings on 26th Sep and 9th Oct from 01 p.m. – 07.30 p.m. ...
In Colombo
September 21, 2017 6:16 am gmt |
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Provincial Councils Elections (Amendment) bill was passed with a majority of 122 votes in parliament yesterday. The bill received 159 votes in favour and 37 votes against.  The Bill seeks to amend the Provincial Councils Elections Act, No. 2 of 1988 to make it binding on all political parties and ind...
In Election
September 20, 2017 10:32 am gmt |
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The Local Government elections could only be held in January next year while the party leaders could decide on the Provincial Council polls later, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today. The Prime Minister, who made a statement in the House, said Local Government elections coul...
In World
August 30, 2017 12:31 pm gmt |
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Spain’s prime minister challenged lawmakers to table a no confidence vote in his government as he answered questions over alleged illegal financing of his conservative People’s Party. Mariano Rajoy defended his record on fighting corruption during testy exchanges with lawmakers at the hea...
In Election
August 27, 2017 5:13 am gmt |
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The Chairman of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya says all efforts will be taken towards holding the Local Government Elections before the 9th of December. The Chairman said the Local Government Elections Bill that was passed with amendments will be issued on the 6th of September. Mahinda Deshapriya said ...
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...