Rahul Gandhi was elected as Congress President unopposed today (11), signalling a generational shift in the Grand Old Party, which his mother Sonia Gandhi shouldered for 13 years. The announcement was made by the Congress’ Central Election Authority chairman Mullapally Ramachandran. Ramachandran said the 47-year-old leader would formally take over the...
Colombo Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara ordered Cinnamon Garden Police today (11) to file indictments against NFF Leader, MP Wimal Weerawansa, and 6 others on 10th of March 2018.They will be indicted for launching a demonstration in front of the UN Office in Colombo, causing public inconvenience. The demonstration was...
The first phase of accepting nominations for the Local Government polls started today (11). Accordingly, nominations will be accepted for 93 local bodies in 21 districts until 14th of December. Police have deployed 10,000 personnel to ensure law and order during this period. The Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera said the...
The signing of nominations of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and United People's Freedom Alliance for the upcoming local government elections took place at the SLFP headquarters in Darley Road today (10).The General Secretary of the SLFP Duminda Dissanayake said that the party has decided to contest for Polonnaruwa,...
Dec 11, 2017    The Constitutional Council is set to convene this morning at the Parliament.Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera will present the Draft Excise Bill to amend the Excise Ordinance in Parliament this morning. Share This For the latest news, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter
Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said yesterday that he had a brief telephone conversation with President Maithripala Sirisena for the first time after years, and discussed the matters related to current political developments. However, Mr. Rajapaksa declined to elaborate on what was discussed. He said the telephone conversation took...
An alliance of 2 major communist parties is leading parliamentary election results in Nepal and could be forming the next government in the Himalayan nation.According to preliminary results by Nepal’s Election Commission, the alliance of Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center)...
Joint Opposition's Amparai district MP Sriyani Wijewickrema has decided to support President Maithripala Sirisena.She confirmed it when we contacted her. The MP said she took this decision after she was harassed and neglected while being with the Joint Opposition. She was elected to the Parliament under UPFA and she is a...
The vote on the 3rd and final reading of the Budget 2018 will be held in Parliament today (09).The budget which was presented by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera was debated for a period of one month. The estimated government expenditure for 2018 is 3,982 billion Rupees. The 2nd reading...
The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused the UN of damaging the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. She said that the organisation has outrageously been one of the world's foremost centres of hostility towards Israel. Haley was addressing an emergency meeting of the Security...
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