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In Srilanka
June 29, 2015 3:44 am gmt |
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The United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickramasingha announced that the party starts its election campaign today (Monday) in Kandy. UNP has appointed its leadership council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, who will be in charge of the party’s campaign for the general election this year, party sources...
In Srilanka
June 27, 2015 8:04 am gmt |
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Despite the failure to bring in electoral reforms as promised, the government will not allow corrupt politicians to contest the forthcoming general elections, Deputy Foreign Minister, Ajith P. Perera told the media yesterday (Friday). Despite the failure to pass the 20th Amendment due to lack of supp...
In Srilanka
June 22, 2015 10:38 am gmt |
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The adjournment debate on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will begin tomorrow (Tuesday) and will be held over two days, United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith Perera said. The MP said that the debate will be held tomorrow evening and on Wednesday following a request put forward by the party lead...
In Srilanka
June 22, 2015 6:52 am gmt |
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Parliament will be dissolved prior to the debate on the no confidence motion already listed on the Order Paper. Already, three no confidence motions have been handed over against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Public Order and Christian Religious Affairs M...
In Srilanka
May 29, 2015 6:17 am gmt |
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The Government yesterday (Thursday) said that it had proposed to increase the number of seats in parliament in order to have more minority and women representation. Cabinet Spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne said that the proposal had been put forward as part of the 20th amendment to the constitution by ...
In Srilanka
May 29, 2015 3:17 am gmt |
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President Maithripala Sirisena said the representatives of the UPFA that he could not agree to offer nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the next election under  its betel symbol as the prime ministerial candidate.The President, in his capacity as the UPFA Chairman, met the l...
In Srilanka
May 27, 2015 4:04 am gmt |
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Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has said that plans are afoot to generate one million jobs after the forthcoming elections. Addressing a gathering of United National Party activists in Galgamuwa, the Minister revealed of plans to unveil this programme from the Kurunegala District. The M...
In Srilanka
May 25, 2015 9:09 am gmt |
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Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe says that the 100 day program of the Government which has been successfully completed is now placed before the people and they would give an important decision about the programme soon. The Prime Minister expressed this view during a meeting with ...
In Colombo
May 24, 2015 11:21 am gmt |
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Former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella alleged that following the Presidential Election in January, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had offered him a ministerial portfolio if he were to join the United National Party (UNP).   The Parliamentarian said he was contacted by the Prime Minister who...
In Srilanka
May 5, 2015 5:38 am gmt |
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The Supreme Court has announced that the expulsion of the former general secretary of the United National Party Tissa Attanayake is invalid as due process was not followed. Tissa Attanayake has alleged and had filed a case in Supreme Court against his expulsion from the party....
In Srilanka
April 14, 2015 11:43 am gmt |
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The minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakse said that discussions are now being held with other political parties on the formulation of the new electoral system with the objective of getting their consent for the new system.  He said two proposals have been presented with agreement of majority parties...