MP C. B. Ratnayake says that the majority MPs of the Joint Opposition have stated that they should contest the upcoming local government as a separate group. A lengthy discussion was held regarding this at the Joint Opposition MP’s meeting at the parliamentary complex last afternoon with former President Mahinda...
Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe and his wife have been detained by the military in a 'bloodless transition' of power - and the country's deposed vice-president has returned from exile. Mugabe's decades-long grip on power appeared to be over this morning after military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare...
Although Expropriation Act has been proposed to be repealed through 2018 Budget, Minister Vijith Wijayamuni Zoysa says that the government has not taken any decision to privatize Sevanagala Sugar Factory. The Minister gave this answer in response to a query raised by JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake in Parliament today...
The vote on the second reading of the Budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 is scheduled to be taken up at 5 pm tomorrow in Parliament. Mass Media and Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera presented the Budget proposals for the financial year 2018 last Thursday. The proposals were debated for six days since then...
Election Commission Chairman says 'no obstacle' for LG polls - Hiru News - Srilanka's Number One News Portal, Most visited website in Sri Lanka Tuesday, 14 November 2017 - 22:46 Election Commission Chairman says 'no obstacle' for LG polls The Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya says that the nomination day for the...
TNA MP M.A Sumanthiran says that the TNA had not yet decided on whether it would support the budget. He said this in response to questions presented by journalists after the Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi’s Central Committee meeting in Vavuniya yesterday (12). Meanwhile, the Tamil People’s Council who met with Northern...
Nov 13, 2017    The People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) has requested Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to verify the citizenship status of all parliamentarians. In a letter to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, PAFFREL Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi has called on the Speaker to obtain an affidavit from each member of parliament,...
Election Commission says that the polling date of the Local Government Election will be announced on Friday (17). A Commission spokesperson told our news team that the initial process to call nominations will begin thereafter. The Gazette to call nominations will be released on 27th of November and the nomination period...
Nov 13, 2017    Attending a ceremony in Anamaduwa today, State Minister, Palitha Range Bandara addressed the workers of the United National PartyThe Minister stated: The oil prices were not reduced when it was reduced in the world market. During this time, the fishing community staged a protest urging that the prices...
Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa today said only 358 out of 493 budget proposals made in 2016 had been fulfilled and that the Government should fulfill its promises given to the people. In a series of tweets, Mr. Rajapaksa said, in 2016, Rs. 65 billion (35%) was spent from Rs. 203...
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