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President calls all-party conference tomorrow

President calls all-party conference tomorrow

President Maithripala Sirisena has called a conference with the participation of all political parties represented in the Parliament, with the aim of bringing an end to the political crisis in Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  10:52 pm
Mahinda could have waited for a year and half, but can the country? - Gotabaya

Mahinda could have waited for a year and half, but can the country? - Gotabaya

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that Mahinda Rajapaksa could have become Prime Minister with a two-thirds majority in Parliament if he had waited for elections in a year and a half, but questioned whether the country could wait that long. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 17, 2018  8:55 pm
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as Maldives president

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih sworn in as Maldives president

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was inaugurated on Saturday (Nov 17) as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  8:26 pm
President instructs officials not to allow the state sector to weaken

President instructs officials not to allow the state sector to weaken

President Maithripala Sirisena has given instructions to the heads of the government institutions to deliver public services in a more comprehensive and efficient manner without allowing room to deteriorate those services as well as to do the activities of the government sector with proper planning and targets. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 17, 2018  6:13 pm
Speaker should resign if unable to control Parliament – Lakshman Yapa

Speaker should resign if unable to control Parliament – Lakshman Yapa

UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says that the Speaker had accepted the motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa before even 10 minutes had passed and that he has never seen this happen before in his 25 years in the Parliament. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 17, 2018  5:53 pm
UNP asks Facebook to protect users in Sri Lanka

UNP asks Facebook to protect users in Sri Lanka

The United National Party (UNP) has asked Facebook to protect the identity of its supporters, fearing a crackdown by what it called the “illegal” government. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  4:33 pm
UNF Parliamentarians meet the Speaker

UNF Parliamentarians meet the Speaker

Parliamentarians of the United National Front (UNF) have held discussion with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 17, 2018  3:46 pm
Unidentified woman’s body found in Mulleriyawa

Unidentified woman’s body found in Mulleriyawa

The body of an unidentified woman has been discovered in the Kelanimulla area in Mulleriyawa. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  2:39 pm
Prime Minister meets with govt MPs

Prime Minister meets with govt MPs

A discussion between Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the parliamentary group of the government is currently underway at the Prime Minister’s Office. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  1:16 pm
Three arrested trafficking over 4,000 tramadol tablets

Three arrested trafficking over 4,000 tramadol tablets

Minuwangoda Police officers have arrested three suspects for the possession of 4,008 tramadol (Apple) tablets in the Minuwangoda town. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  12:48 pm
Singaporean held with gold jewellery worth over Rs 43m

Singaporean held with gold jewellery worth over Rs 43m

A Singaporean national has been apprehended at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake while attempting to smuggle gold jewellery worth over Rs 43 million. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  11:45 am
Forcibly removing me is no easy task – Mahinda Rajapaksa

Forcibly removing me is no easy task – Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that forcibly or unlawfully removing him from the Premiership will not be an easy task. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 17, 2018  10:57 am
Ian Paisley readmitted to the DUP after failing to declare Sri Lankan holidays

Ian Paisley readmitted to the DUP after failing to declare Sri Lankan holidays

British MP Ian Paisley has been readmitted to the Democratic Unionist Party after he was suspended for failing to declare luxury holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  9:07 am
CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi’s killing

CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Khashoggi’s killing

The US Central Intelligence Agency has concluded Saudi’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US media reported Friday, citing people close to the matter. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  8:32 am
Rainy condition to enhance during next few days

Rainy condition to enhance during next few days

Rainy condition is expected to enhance over the island during next few days, particularly on the 18th and 19th of November, the Department of Meterology said. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  8:15 am
12 steps to adopting a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister

12 steps to adopting a no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister’s Secretary, S. Amarasekara, has issued a statement listing 12 steps that need to be followed to bring forth a motion of no confidence against the Prime Minister and for it to legally be adopted in the Parliament. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 17, 2018  12:58 am
Derana named ‘Local Brand of the Year’ at SLIM Awards 2018

Derana named ‘Local Brand of the Year’ at SLIM Awards 2018

“Derana” won the Gold Award for ‘Best Local Brand of the Year’ at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2018, a short while ago. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  11:26 pm
‘Manusath Derana’ wins Best CSR Brand of the Year

‘Manusath Derana’ wins Best CSR Brand of the Year

“Manusath Derana” won the Gold Award for Best CSR Brand of the Year at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2018. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  10:23 pm
President does not accept today’s no-confidence vote – Lakshman Yapa

President does not accept today’s no-confidence vote – Lakshman Yapa

President Maithripala Sirisena said he does not accept the results of today’s vote in Parliament since his instructions yesterday were not followed, according to UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  10:08 pm
This is ‘Parliament Jokes-3’ – Rohitha Abeygunawardana

This is ‘Parliament Jokes-3’ – Rohitha Abeygunawardana

Podujana Peramuna calls UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, who are urging to hold General Elections, for their assistance in this regard. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  9:59 pm
‘Disgraceful’ incident in Parliament ‘shames’ the nation - Ranil

‘Disgraceful’ incident in Parliament ‘shames’ the nation - Ranil

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the “disgraceful incident” today at the Parliament, is an incident that shames the whole nation and has to be condemned in the harshest possible terms. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  8:42 pm
President informed after no-confidence motion against govt passed - Speaker

President informed after no-confidence motion against govt passed - Speaker

The second clause of the motion of no-confidence against the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the government has been passed in the Parliament today (16) according to the parliamentary Standing Orders, the Office of the Speaker said. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  6:01 pm
Maithri and Ranil can discuss and form new govt. - Sajith

Maithri and Ranil can discuss and form new govt. - Sajith

The groups that were aware of their defeat behaved in a suppressive manner inside the Chamber today (16), says UNP Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  5:49 pm
Produced by Sumanthiran, directed by Ranil; Karu just an actor - Susil

Produced by Sumanthiran, directed by Ranil; Karu just an actor - Susil

The Speaker has failed to proceed with the parliamentary sessions, alleges UFPA MP Susil Premajayantha. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  4:45 pm
Committed to safeguarding parliament democracy despite threats - Speaker

Committed to safeguarding parliament democracy despite threats - Speaker

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says that he is dedicated to safeguarding the parliament democracy even in the face of any threats, intimidation and interruption. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  4:21 pm
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s govt has ceased to exist - Hakeem

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s govt has ceased to exist - Hakeem

Leader of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) MP Rauff hakeem says that today was one of the darkest days in the parliamentary history of the country. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  3:56 pm
UNP MPs targeted in ‘chili powder’ attacks

UNP MPs targeted in ‘chili powder’ attacks

UNP Parliamentarians say that they were attacked with ‘chili powder’ by certain MPs of the government. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  3:01 pm
I will not prorogue Parliament under any circumstances - President

I will not prorogue Parliament under any circumstances - President

President Maithripala Sirisena announced that the current session of the Parliament of Sri Lanka will not be prorogued under any circumstance. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  2:38 pm
Parliament adjourned until Nov 19 amidst chaos

Parliament adjourned until Nov 19 amidst chaos

The Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has announced that the Parliament will be adjourned until November 19. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  2:26 pm
Police enter Parliament chamber

Police enter Parliament chamber

Police personnel have entered the Parliament chamber to control the situation due to the protest by government MPs, who are obstructing the commencement of the parliamentary session. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  2:19 pm
Govt MPs stage protest inside Parliament

Govt MPs stage protest inside Parliament

Several parliamentarians representing the government are currently staging a protest within the Parliament chamber. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  1:37 pm
MPs entering chamber subjected to body search

MPs entering chamber subjected to body search

The party leaders’ meeting which was held today under the patronage of the Speaker has reportedly ended without any agreement being reached between the parties. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  1:18 pm
Two shops in Talawakelle gutted in fire

Two shops in Talawakelle gutted in fire

Two shops in Talawakelle town have been completely destroyed during a fire that broke out early this morning (16). MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  12:42 pm
Complaint against Thewarapperuma for brandishing knife inside House

Complaint against Thewarapperuma for brandishing knife inside House

A complaint has been lodged against MP Palitha Thewarapperuma for brandishing a knife inside the Chamber of the Parliament yesterday (15). MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  12:15 pm
Speaker calls party leaders’ meeting

Speaker calls party leaders’ meeting

Speaker has called for a meeting of party leaders at 11.30 a.m. this morning (16), the Office of the Speaker stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  10:55 am
Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ expected to move away from island today

Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ expected to move away from island today

The Severe Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Southwest Bay of Bengal is likely to move away from the country by today (16), the Department of Meteorology stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  9:56 am
Govt. to face new no-confidence vote today

Govt. to face new no-confidence vote today

The Parliament is to reconvene for the third consecutive day this afternoon (16) at 1.30 p.m. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  9:34 am
Gold worth Rs 14.3m concealed in metal tubes attached to airport trolleys

Gold worth Rs 14.3m concealed in metal tubes attached to airport trolleys

Three businessmen from Kandy have been detained at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) for attempting to smuggle gold biscuits worth over Rs 14.3 million into the country. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  8:41 am
All schools in Northern Province closed due to ‘GAJA’

All schools in Northern Province closed due to ‘GAJA’

All government schools in the Northern Province have been closed today (16) owing to the adverse weather condition instigated by the Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’, stated the Northern Province Governor’s Office. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 16, 2018  8:31 am
Lanka IOC also cuts fuel prices

Lanka IOC also cuts fuel prices

Lanka IOC has also revised fuel prices with effect from midnight yesterday (15) in line with the reduction of CPC fuel prices. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 16, 2018  1:27 am
Handunnetti condemns unruly behaviour of MPs before the Speaker

Handunnetti condemns unruly behaviour of MPs before the Speaker

The group of MPs that represented PM Mahinda Rajapaksa behaved in an unruly manner at the parliament that forced the Speaker to leave his seat, says MP Sunil Handunnetti. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 15, 2018  9:51 pm
President tells party leaders to prove majority properly

President tells party leaders to prove majority properly

A special meeting was held this evening (15), between President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the leaders of political parties affiliated with United National Front (UNF) and Tamil National Alliance (TNA). MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 15, 2018  9:27 pm
Sri Lanka Cricket CFO further remanded until Nov 21

Sri Lanka Cricket CFO further remanded until Nov 21

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sri Lanka Cricket, Piyal Dissanayake, who was arrested by the CID for alleged financial fraud, has been further remanded until November 21 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 15, 2018  8:03 pm
President meets Speaker, UNF, TNA & JVP leaders

President meets Speaker, UNF, TNA & JVP leaders

A special meeting is currently underway between President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the leaders of the parties that supported the no-confidence motion brought against the Prime Minister and the government in Parliament. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 15, 2018  6:44 pm
Come for a vote if you have a spine, Sajith challenges SLPP

Come for a vote if you have a spine, Sajith challenges SLPP

Sajith Premadasa says that, the current crisis is not an issue between political parties. This is an issue between democracy and dictatorship; between civility and incivility; between humanity and inhumanity; between truth and lie, he said. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 15, 2018  6:09 pm
We are ready to show majority again – Ranil

We are ready to show majority again – Ranil

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says that they are prepared to show the majority once again if President Maithripala Sirisena refuses to accept the Speaker’s letter. MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 15, 2018  5:44 pm
‘GAJA’ moves closer to northern coast of Sri Lanka

‘GAJA’ moves closer to northern coast of Sri Lanka

Severe cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ is expected to cross South Tamil Nadu coast and the center of the system is very likely to move approximately 120km away from the northern coast of Sri Lanka during this evening, said the Department of Meteorology. MORE..

(0) Comments | November 15, 2018  5:31 pm
Special HC begins daily hearing of Gamini Senarath’s case

Special HC begins daily hearing of Gamini Senarath’s case

The Permanent High Court at Bar commenced the daily hearing of the case against the former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others today (15). MORE..

(0) Comments | November 15, 2018  4:41 pm
Fuel prices further slashed

Fuel prices further slashed

Minister Gamini Lokuge says that the fuel prices of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will be reduced with effect from midnight today (15). MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 15, 2018  4:12 pm
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s full speech in Parliament

Mahinda Rajapaksa’s full speech in Parliament

The full text of the speech made by the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament on Thursday (November 15). MORE..

video (0) Comments | November 15, 2018  4:08 pm