Parliamentarian Ranjith Zoysa says that following the decision made by the speaker yesterday on the Opposition Leader’s post the Joint Opposition is looking at to be independent in parliament. MP Zoysa said that the final decision in this regard will be made at a meeting with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Making a special statement this morning (August 10) in Parliament, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said there is no constitutional or traditional provision to make a change in the post of Opposition Leader. He said that the government’s opposition MPs raised issues for several hours on the 07th...
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 - 21:41 Diverse views expressed on MP salaries 1,838Views Ministers Patali Champika Ranawaka and Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka expressed views on the proposed salary hike of MPs and Ministers.        
COLOMBO (News 1st) – V.K. Anura assumed duties today as the Municipal Commissioner of Colombo Anura who was earlier interdicted from his position was reinstated on Monday (Aug 6th) He assumed duties following the hoisting of the national flag at the Colombo Municipal Council. Governor of the Western Province Hemakumara Nanayakkara stated...
Reports state that the leaders of affiliated parties in the UPFA unanimously decided yesterday that the post of parliamentary opposition leader should be retained by TNA leader MP R. Sampanthan.Political sources said that the UPFA had decided that it was inappropriate to give the post to a UPFA MP...
Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem says that since certain Government coalition parties are taking action to delay the provincial council election, they will take a decision after holding discussions with opposition parties including the Joint Opposition. The SLMC leader made this statement at the SLMC’s 28th party...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Chairman of the SLPP, Professor G.L. Peris called on the Deputy Registrar of the Asgiri chapter of the Siam Sect, the Parivendipathi of the Asgiri Maha Vihara Privena Ven. Narampanawe Ananda Thero. Discussions were held on the current political situation of the country. Prof. Peris informed...
Sri Lanka recently announced it was shifting its naval base from Galle to Hambantota Port – considered “China-controlled” with a major role in China’s Belt and Road initiative. Sri Lanka has informed China that Hambantota cannot be used for military purposes, while China says the Hambantota Port project is...
Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will not approve any increase in the salary for Members of Parliament.He made these comments while addressing the gathering during an event in Polonnaruwa on Saturday. The President stated that he will not allow to increase of the salary of MPs...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Pakistans Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif has decided to keep the volume of the federal cabinet limited and award cabinet positions to those who are qualified in the subjects to lead a population of about 207 million people. The GDP of the country stands at 1.41...
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