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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...





Will not prorogue Parliament: President

Friday, 16 November 2018 14:23

President Maithripala Sirisena said he would not prorogue Parliament under any circumstances. He urged all Parliamentarians to uphold principles of democracy parliamentary traditions at all times. ..

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Upheaval !

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Cartoon of the day

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

Friday, 16 November 2018 23:27
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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

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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. ...


UNP collects signatures for new NCM

Friday, 16 November 2018 14:03
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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...


MPs subjected to body search on their way in

Friday, 16 November 2018 13:31
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All MPs who are entering the Parliament Chamber were subjected to a body search by security officers today. The security...


Malwathu Mahanayake urges President to convene Parliament

Friday, 16 November 2018 12:30
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The Mahanayake of the Malwathu Chapter, Venerable Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Thera today requested President Maithripala...


Two suspects nabbed with heroin valued at Rs. 23 mn

Friday, 16 November 2018 12:02
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Two suspects were arrested with heroin valued at Rs.23.3 million by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) today at Mull...


Party leaders’ meeting at 11.30 a.m

Friday, 16 November 2018 11:27
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A party leaders' meeting chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is scheduled to be held at 11.30 am today at the Parliam...


Cyclone; Govt schools in Northern Province closed

Friday, 16 November 2018 09:08
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All government schools in the Northern Province will be closed today due to the adverse weather condition encountered by...


Only 8 currencies less valuable than LKR: Customs

Friday, 16 November 2018 08:02
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According to the Sri Lanka Customs, the currencies of only eight out of 52 countries have a lower value than the Sri Lan...


I am ready to fight for democracy: Sajith

Friday, 16 November 2018 06:17
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UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said he is ready to play a leading role in ensuring democracy for the count...


Knife brandishing: Complaint lodged against Ranjan, Palitha

Friday, 16 November 2018 00:21
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The government yesterday said it had lodged a complaint with the police over UNP MPs Ranjan Ramanayake and Palitha Thewa...


LIOC also reduces fuel prices

Thursday, 15 November 2018 23:40
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The Lanka Indian Oil Corporation (LIOC) also announced a reduction in petrol and diesel prices with effect from tonight ...


Remove clause 1, present motion again: Prez to UNF

Thursday, 15 November 2018 22:31
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President Maithripala Sirisena has requested the United National Front (UNF) leaders to remove clause 1 of the motion wh...


Govt.'s request for election not genuine: JVP

Thursday, 15 November 2018 22:04
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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said today the request that is being made by the government to go for a general elec...


Thewarapperuma brandishes knife in House

Thursday, 15 November 2018 21:57
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The conduct of some parliamentarians stooped down to such low levels today that, for the first time in history, there we...


Govt. ready to defeat NCM if UNF-led alliance adheres to protocols: SB

Thursday, 15 November 2018 21:11
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If the UNF-led political alliance follows proper Parliamentary procedures and Standing Orders when bringing in a no-conf...


Bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka: Germany

Thursday, 15 November 2018 20:35
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Commenting on the tense situation prevailed inside Parliament today, German Ambassador Jörn Rohde said that today w...


Hope SL can maintain stability: China

Thursday, 15 November 2018 19:15
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The Chinese Government has said it hoped that Sri Lanka can maintain stability and find ways to end the current politica...


President, Speaker, UNF, JVP leaders hold special meeting

Thursday, 15 November 2018 18:15
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A special meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, United National Front (UNF) and Janat...


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Former Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera speaks about the current political impasse a...

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With the heat of the political situation rising daily, JVP Leader and MP Anura Kumara Diss...

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MIRROR OPINION

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The SC decision has pushed Rajapaksa into back foot defence on a daily basis, reacting to ...

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For obvious reasons, the world doesn’t revolve the way most of us would want it. The...

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The tense situation within Parliament continued for a second day yesterday (November 15) d...

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While the nation focuses on the ongoing political crisis and the Supreme Court’s h...

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FEATURES

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WEIRD NEWS

Tenants leave, taking with them the doors and windows

Friday, 9 November 2018 07:50
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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

Monday, 22 October 2018 09:15
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A millionaire businessman from Polonnaruwa had told his mother that he wanted to pay her back for having brought him int...


Fish meant for frying came alive

Thursday, 18 October 2018 06:54
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An individual who was planning to entertain a few of his friends and treat them to a nice fried fish preparation had gon...


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No confidence

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Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo Partnered With Bio Diversity Sri Lanka To Commemorate World Food Day

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The theme set for the 2018 commemoration was to highlight the importance of adopting sustainable lifestyles ... Read More...


Identifying limits in antibiotics usage

Friday, 16 November 2018 11:00 | 268 views

It is quite normal to gulp down an Amoxicillin tablet when one has a runny nose or a sore throat. But antibiotics - medicines that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria- cannot treat viral infec... Read More...


Astrology and the operation of Law of Karma

Friday, 16 November 2018 12:17 | 186 views

In the previous article carried in the Jyotisha page under the above title we said that the Vedic Astrology rests on the Law of Karma and explained the five laws of nature that make up the Law of Karm... Read More...



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