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Commotion in parliament

Parliamentary sessions were marred by violence for the third consecutive day on Friday with government MPs forcibly occupying the Speaker’s chair and delaying the day’s business They laid...





President calls all-party conference

Saturday, 17 November 2018 22:26

President Maithripala Sirisena has called an all-party conference with the participation of all political parties represented in the Parliament, in order to discuss the current political crisis in the country, Presidential Media Division said. It said that the..

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Image Today-Sri Lanka

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Cartoon of the day

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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...


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

Saturday, 17 November 2018 09:12
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UPFA Kalutara District Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama said yesterday that it was questionable for the UPFA to remain in ...


Darkest day in Parliamentary history: Dayasiri

Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:18
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The government blamed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya for the ugly and shameful actions by a some government MPs yeste...


Recognise Govt. prior to no-faith motion: Dinesh

Saturday, 17 November 2018 05:07
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The government representatives are reported to have told Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they would agree to a no-confidenc...


Party with a majority has say in Parliament: Ranil

Saturday, 17 November 2018 02:31
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United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday the party which had a majority would have its say...


President says no to second NCM

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President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he would not accept the results of yesterday’s vote on the No-Confide...


Intervenient petitioners seek full SC bench to hear FR petitions on dissolution

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Five persons who filed intervenient petitions against the 13 fundamental rights petitions challenging the dissolution of...


President reiterates won't appoint Ranil as PM again

Friday, 16 November 2018 22:29
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President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have told political party representatives that he would not re-appoint UNP...


No-faith motion passed in House for 2nd time: JVP

Friday, 16 November 2018 21:25
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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday the no-confidence motion brought by them against Prime Minister Mahin...


TBs worth Rs.14.2 bn issued to SriLankan in 2012

Friday, 16 November 2018 20:20
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Rs.14.2 billion worth of Treasury Bonds (TBs) were issued to SriLankan airlines by the Central Bank (CB) in 2012 without...


Amended no-faith motion against PM and Govt. passed: Speaker

Friday, 16 November 2018 19:10
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has informed President Maithripala Sirisena in writing yesterday that the no-confidence, moved b...


President should recognize Ranil as PM: Kiriella

Friday, 16 November 2018 18:21
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United National Party (UNP) MP Lakshman Kiriella said today President Maithripala Sirisena should recognize UNP leader R...


SL again saw deplorable behaviour of some MPs: UK

Friday, 16 November 2018 17:14
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British High Commissioner (BHC) James Dauris today said Sri Lankans have again seen deplorable behaviour by some MPs, un...


President failed to keep his promise: JVP

Friday, 16 November 2018 16:32
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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today said President Maithripala Sirisena had failed to keep his promise to control ...


Parliament adjourned till Nov. 19

Friday, 16 November 2018 14:45
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The parliament session was adjourned till 1 pm on November 19 (Monday) after the Speaker was thrown at objects and disru...


Shop catches fire in Pettah

Friday, 16 November 2018 14:40
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A fire broke out in a shop located at the First Cross Street in Pettah a short while ago, the Fire-Brigade said. ...


Speaker leaves chamber

Friday, 16 November 2018 14:25
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Speaker Karu Jayasuriya left the parliament chamber after Government MPs threw objects at Speaker and police personnel. ...


Will not prorogue Parliament: President

Friday, 16 November 2018 14:23
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President Maithripala Sirisena said he would not prorogue Parliament under any circumstances. ...


UNP collects signatures for new NCM

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United National Party (UNP) MPs are currently collecting signatures for a new no-confidence motion (NCM) against Prime M...


Party leaders meeting ends, no agreement reached

Friday, 16 November 2018 13:57
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The party Leaders meeting which was held at the Parliamentary complex came to an end without reaching an agreement, Mini...


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A married couple obtained a shop premises in the Southern Province on lease and started a shoe business, but as the busi...


He cut the umbilical cord by stealing from his mother

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Fish meant for frying came alive

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