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Voice vote not appropriate to unseat govt.: Prez

Monday: President Maithripala Sirisena stressed at the party leaders’ meeting held yesterday that it was not appropriate and transparent to take a voice vote on a serious motion aimed at unseating a government. Instead, he said Parliament should go for a division by name or electronic voting to resolve. He said it was a system acceptable to the general public and the international community at large and that a voice vote was not transparent although Standing Orders provided for it. The President, in his address, said that those who were educated would never endorse such a turbulence si...





Conduct NCM vote by name or electronically: President

Sunday, 18 November 2018 21:03

At the All Party Meeting held this evening, President Maithripala Sirisena has told the party representatives that the vote on No-Confidence Motion (NCM) should be held electronically or by calling names of MPs. The President has said only then he could make ..

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Cartoon of the day

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Woman, husband found dead at Akmeemana

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A 55-year-old woman and her 61-year-old husband were found dead in the garden behind their house at Akmeemana last night...


Two passengers nabbed with foreign cigarettes at BIA

Monday, 19 November 2018 11:07
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A female passenger was apprehended by the officials of the Customs Narcotic Control Division at the Arrival Lounge at th...


CID’s IP Nishantha Silva transferred

Monday, 19 November 2018 10:33
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Inspector of Police (IP) Nishantha Silva of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been transferred to the Nego...


Parliament gallery closed for public today

Monday, 19 November 2018 09:45
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Visitors except for media personnel would not be allowed to enter parliament gallery during the today’s session wh...


Prez tells UPFA: Ready to show majority if no-faith motion moved properly

Monday, 19 November 2018 08:44
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President Maithripala Sirisena reportedly asked the parliamentary group of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (U...


UNF to meet President with 113 affidavits today

Monday, 19 November 2018 07:37
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The United National Front (UNF) said it will meet President Maithripala Sirisena with affidavits of 113 MPs today (19), ...


Diamond - new symbol of UNF

Monday, 19 November 2018 06:44
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United National Front is reportedly planning to contest the forthcoming election as a broad alliance under a new symbol ...


Action against MPs who misbehaved

Monday, 19 November 2018 03:49
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is to take action against MPs who misbehaved in Parliament during the last few days, while the U...


President, party leaders meeting ends inconclusively

Monday, 19 November 2018 02:04
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The All Party Conference, called by President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the current political impasse, ended with ...


US$1000mn to be paid for loans by next January

Sunday, 18 November 2018 22:52
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Parliamentarian Dr. Harsha De Silva said Sri Lanka should pay a vast sum of US$1,000 million as debt for loans of Intern...


UNP to show majority again tomorrow

Sunday, 18 November 2018 20:48
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The United National Party (UNP) today said it would show their majority yet again in Parliament tomorrow.The UNP said th...


51 arrested in raids on brothels in Gampaha

Sunday, 18 November 2018 14:09
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At least 51 people including 42 women were arrested following an eight-hour raid on brothels carried out in several area...


We will also not attend all-party conference: JVP

Sunday, 18 November 2018 12:55
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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has also decided not to attend the all-party conference scheduled for this evening w...


Speaker informs President he will not attend all-party conference

Sunday, 18 November 2018 12:22
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today informed President Maithripala Sirisena that he would not attend the all-party conference ...


‘Koombiyo’ editor Damitha missing

Sunday, 18 November 2018 11:15
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A complaint has been lodged with the Welikada Police stating that 40-year-old Damitha Chandrasiri, the editor and script...


England win second Test against SL to seal series

Sunday, 18 November 2018 10:45
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England beat Sri Lanka by 57 runs in the second Test in Kandy on Sunday to clinch the three-Test series 2-0. ...


Suspect arrested with heroin worth Rs. 25 mn in Kotahena

Sunday, 18 November 2018 08:53
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A 33-year-old suspect had been arrested with 2.79 kg of heroin valued more than Rs. 25 million at Kotahena last night by...


Solih sworn in as Maldives Prez

Saturday, 17 November 2018 23:46
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Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated on Saturday as the new President of the Maldives after the Opposition united to di...


President calls all-party conference

Saturday, 17 November 2018 22:26
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President Maithripala Sirisena has called an all-party conference with the participation of all political parties repres...


CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince behind Khashoggi murder

Saturday, 17 November 2018 22:20
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The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has concluded Saudi’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was ...


FSP must accept us as leftists to work together: JVP

Saturday, 17 November 2018 21:50
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The Frontline Socialist Party should first put into words as to why they want to work with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna...


US stresses importance of democratic outcome to SL political developments

Saturday, 17 November 2018 19:46
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The United States have underscored the importance of increasing shared regional interests with Japan, India and Australi...


President should solve present crises: Ranil

Saturday, 17 November 2018 17:20
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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe last evening said President Maithripala Sirisena should immediately resolve the present ...


UNP writes to Facebook

Saturday, 17 November 2018 13:56
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The United National Party has requested Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to protect  the US firm not to cooperate wit...


Do not follow orders from pseudo ministers: JVP

Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:32
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JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath said that right now there is no constitutionally elected government, a cabinet o...


Appointing me as PM will complicate things further-Sajith

Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:18
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UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said the present crisis would become complicated if he was appointed Prime ...


I won’t be intimidated by any threats: Speaker

Saturday, 17 November 2018 10:17
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said yesterday that he would not be intimidated by any threats or obstacles placed in his way an...


NCM: PM office says there are 12 steps to follow

Saturday, 17 November 2018 09:29
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The Office of the Prime Minister yesterday said there is a 12-step standard procedure which should be followed by the pa...


Why should UPFA remain in govt. forcibly? - Welgama

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UPFA Kalutara District Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama said yesterday that it was questionable for the UPFA to remain in ...


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