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"President Can't Act like Alice in Wonderland"- Counsel tell SC

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 06:27

Challenging all arguments in favour of the dissolution of Parliament, the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday heard ten petitions arguing that President Maithripala Sirisena must abide by the Constitution when exercising Executive powers, and could not act like &ldqu..

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Kelani Uni students protest

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Cartoon of the day

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CJS and Dr Asha De Vos

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5 petitions filed supporting dissolution of Parliament

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Five petitions supporting the dissolution of parliament were filed at the Supreme Court by Prof. G.L. ...


SC resumes hearing of FR petitions on dissolution of Parliament

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The hearing into the Fundamental Right petitions filed in the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of Parliament co...


Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95

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Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose fantabulous but flawed creations made him a ...


Some UNP MPs want Sajith as PM candidate

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A group of UNP MPs have reportedly warned that they would not contest the general election unless there were sweeping ch...


Onela ordered to submit details of GTL to CID

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 04:48
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Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday ordered MP Ravi Karunanayake’s daughter, Onela Karunanayake to ...


Western diplomats shun meeting with FM on political crisis

Monday, 12 November 2018 22:34
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Eight Western countries stayed away from the meeting with Foreign Affairs Minister  Dr.  Sarath Amunugama on M...


President's decisions: FM briefs foreign diplomats

Monday, 12 November 2018 21:36
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Foreign Minister Sarath Amunugama today briefed foreign diplomats based in Colombo at the Foreign Affairs Ministry regar...


UNP weak to face polls: SLPP

Monday, 12 November 2018 21:02
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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today that the United National Party (UNP) would have to go for a snap Gener...


Lankan charged with double murder after acid attack on wife, boyfriend

Monday, 12 November 2018 20:12
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A 30-year-old Sri Lankan man charged with two counts of murder after pouring acid on his 23-year-old wife and her boyfri...


UNF will form new alliance to save the nation: Ranil

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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said today the UNF and other political parties will together form a new alliance with a ...


FR petitions: SC adjourned till tomorrow

Monday, 12 November 2018 18:31
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Supreme Court today adjourned till tomorrow morning the hearing of the fundamental rights petitions filed against t...


Priority of Govt. to bring down cost of living

Monday, 12 November 2018 17:32
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Priority of the government would be given to addressing burning economic issues like the sharp depreciation of the ...


Frontline Socialist Party ready to work with JVP

Monday, 12 November 2018 16:20
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The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) was ready to work with the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or any party who called t...


EC member also files petition against dissolution

Monday, 12 November 2018 14:59
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Professor S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, a member of the Election Commission (EC) has also filed a Fundamental Rights petition...


Lotus Road closed due to IUSF protest

Monday, 12 November 2018 14:49
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The Lotus Road outside the Finance Ministry in Colombo has been temporarily closed due to a protest march carried out by...


SC adjourns sittings till 2 pm

Monday, 12 November 2018 13:03
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The Supreme Court today adjourned sittings till 2 pm after the Attorney General informed Court  that they had not r...


Dissolution of parliament: Petitions to be taken up today

Monday, 12 November 2018 11:02
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The Fundamental Right petitions which were filed against the dissolution of parliament would be taken up for hearing tod...


Ten FR petitions filed against dissolution of Parliament

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Ten Fundamental Right petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of Parliament. ...


President's Fund from 2015: Rs. 26.6 mn paid to 16 MPs

Monday, 12 November 2018 10:07
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Sixteen parliamentarians have been paid a total of Rs. 26,617,357 as benefits by the president fund from 2015 to up to n...


General Elections: UPFA factions wrangle over Pohottuwa or beetle leaf

Monday, 12 November 2018 07:32
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There is a tug-of-war between the sections of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on the selection of a sy...


Decision on leaving Temple Trees after SC ruling: Kabir

Monday, 12 November 2018 07:02
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Chairman of United National Party (UNP) former Minister Kabir Hashim said on Saturday his party would decide whether to ...


UNP to come to fore with facelift: Marikkar

Monday, 12 November 2018 06:40
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United National Party (UNP) former MP S. M. Marikkar yesterday said his party should campaign for the General Elections ...


MPs putting a price on their value, Speaker's behaviour led to dissolution: Prez

Sunday, 11 November 2018 21:59
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In a special statement, President Maithripala Sirisena today said the parliament was dissolved due to the sad situation ...


Will stand up to executive no matter what it costs me - Karu

Sunday, 11 November 2018 20:28
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Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today said the Executive Branch has seized the rights and usurped the powers of Members o...


Body of missing German tourist found

Sunday, 11 November 2018 13:20
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The body of the 35-year-old German female tourist, who fell off the World’s End in Horton Plains, this morning, ha...


PM Rajapaksa obtains SLPP membership

Sunday, 11 November 2018 12:13
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Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has obtained the membership of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), at his official ...


Search ops to locate German tourist fell from World’s end

Sunday, 11 November 2018 11:40
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A search operation was underway to locate a 35-year-old German female tourist, who fell from the World’s End, in H...


UN Chief expresses concern

Sunday, 11 November 2018 11:30
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The Secretary-General António Guterres learned with concern of President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to d...


Int’l community expresses concern

Saturday, 10 November 2018 23:58
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Several countries including US and UK have expressed their concerns over the decision taken by President Maithripala Sir...


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