Jan 16, 2018   The Chief of Army Staff of the Pakistan Army (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday at the invitation of Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.The General is set to meet President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Minister of Defence,...
Justice Preethi Padman Surasena took oaths as the President of the Court of Appeal before President Maithripala Sirisena, today. Justice Preethi Padman Surasena having studied the subjects of physics, applied mathematics and pure mathematics for his Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc) obtained his first degree from University of Colombo in...
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, under the Excise Ordinance revoked the ban on selling liquor to females and employing females in places where liquor was manufactured or sold on January 10. (January 14, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) President Maithripala Sirisena said today that he had instructed the Prime Minister and...
There are two schools of thought here: natural law and legal positivism. Those who profess natural law argue that the link between law and morality is incontrovertible and inextricable.  In other words, the relationship is not contingent.  by Dr. Ruwantissa Abeyratne       The fundamental basis of this nation’s laws was given to...
The Supreme Court has communicated to the Presidential Secretariat that President Maithripala Sirisena’s term is only five years, according to the President’s Media Division. The President’s Media Division made a special announcement on January 11, 2018, clarifying the details on the President seeking the opinion of the Supreme Court regarding...
President Maithripala Sirisena has said that if those who are trying to create new parties have a political backbone, they should new parties after leaving the Maithripala Sirisena . The president said this attending a public gathering in Homagama yesterday Jan. 14). The President further noted that the chairman and the...
  Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the stage is set to commence a new political journey strengthening the hands of the Prime Minister after 10th of February. The Minister said this responding to questions raised by journalists in Kandy yesterday (Jan. 14).          
Former Parliamentarian and Coordinating Secretary of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, Anuruddha Polgampola defected and pledged support to the President on Saturday, January 13. According to the President’s Media Division, several candidates put forward by the Podujana Peramuna to contest the upcoming local government elections, along with a number of...
Jan 14, 2018 President Maithripala Sirisena has said he will take measures to repeal the amendments brought in to the excise ordinance in the coming days.On his official Twitter account, the Head of State said he has informed the PM and the minster of Finance on his stance with regard...
There is no question that the president, whatever the legal position, is morally bound to serve for five years and no longer. If the judges rule that his term is six years, there is nothing to stop him from vacating office at the conclusion of the fifth year and...
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