COLOMBO (News 1st) – ‘Protests’ was a topic discussed at today’s (June 20) cabinet media briefing. Joint Cabinet Spokesperson, Minister Rajitha Senaratne, said action needs to be taken with regard to protests or every day there will be someone protesting on the streets. When a journalist questioned about the proposal...
The Bharathiya Janatha Party has pulled out of its alliance with the PDP or People's Democratic Party in Jammu and Kashmir, which will leave the state under Governor's rule. "It had become untenable to continue with PDP government in Kashmir," said senior BJP leader Ram Madhav. "Fundamental rights of citizens including...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The reports of the Committee on Public Accounts or COPA on 837 state institutions were presented to Parliament this afternoon. The reports were presented to the Parliament by Chairman of the Committee on Public Accounts Deputy Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna. The Deputy Minister said state institutions which...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The parliament of Ministers who were inconvenienced by the university protest raised the matter in Parliament today. UNP parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake said that it took him almost 20 minutes to get to the parliament from the temple trees and questioned what sort of democracy prevails...
Colombo (News 1st) – The Cabinet of Ministers convened this morning under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena. At the conclusion of the meeting, journalists questioned Cabinet Ministers if the issues currently faced by the people in the country were discussed. Minister Mahinda Amaraweera was questioned about the rising price...
COLOMBO (News First) – Deputy Minister of Law and Order Nalin Bandara says the tabling of the Bill to amend the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, has been postponed. Bandara noted that the Bill was to be presented to Parliament tomorrow. The Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act No....
COLOMBO (News First ) – Addressing the Kilinochchi District Summit of the “Daruwan Surakimu” National program at Kilinochchi Central College today (June 18) President Maithripala Sirisena said that all parties should come together to protect children without any conditions. The event also saw the attendance of Minister of Women and...
The Supreme Court ordered the Attorney General to file a draft rule document before June 30th ,  against deputy minister Ranjan Ramanayake for being in  contempt of court. The case was taken before Chief Justice Priyasath Dep and Justice Murdu Fernando this morning. Additional Solicitor General Priyantha Navaana who made submissions...
Afghanistan has extended its unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban following an initial truce observed by both sides over the Eid festival period. President Ashraf Ghani appealed to the militants to follow the government's lead and enter peace talks. In extraordinary scenes, militants have been embracing security force members and taking selfies...
Former Minister and Senior Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party says that it is unfortunate that other members of the SLFP are still stuck with the government. The former Minister said that addressing a seminar titled, "Nidahase Vedikawa", which was organized by the Group of 16 in Matale. Addressing...
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