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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
Minuwangoda Police officers have arrested three suspects for the possession of 4,008 tramadol (Apple) tablets in the Minuwangoda town. MORE..
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..
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that forcibly or unlawfully removing him from the Premiership will not be an easy task. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
“Derana” won the Gold Award for ‘Best Local Brand of the Year’ at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2018, a short while ago. MORE..
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..
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..
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..
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..
The groups that were aware of their defeat behaved in a suppressive manner inside the Chamber today (16), says UNP Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa. MORE..
The Speaker has failed to proceed with the parliamentary sessions, alleges UFPA MP Susil Premajayantha. MORE..
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says that he is dedicated to safeguarding the parliament democracy even in the face of any threats, intimidation and interruption. MORE..
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..
President Maithripala Sirisena announced that the current session of the Parliament of Sri Lanka will not be prorogued under any circumstance. MORE..
A complaint has been lodged against MP Palitha Thewarapperuma for brandishing a knife inside the Chamber of the Parliament yesterday (15). MORE..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..