The main reason for President Maithripala Sirisena making a special statement was the behavior of the former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, says Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe. MORE..
The gazette notification has been issued with regard to the security cash deposits of independent groups contesting in the 2019 Parliamentary election. MORE..
The consideration of the fundamental rights petitions filed against the dissolution of the parliament has been postponed, stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
A discussion between President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the leaders of their respective political parties has been held today (12). MORE..
People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) issuing a statement on the Presidential proclamation dissolving the parliament, says that they will be filing a case at the Supreme Court to ascertain the correct legal position with regard to the dissolution. MORE..
The Permanent High Court at Bar has granted permission to hear the case against four individuals including former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and rejected the preliminary objections filed by the defendants seeking to suspend the hearing of indictment papers filed by the Attorney General. MORE..
Thirteen Sri Lankan regime opponents have been imprisoned in Israel for two weeks and deprived of rights, according to a report by KAN Bet. The 13 reportedly fled to Israel on tourist visas after having received death threats following the October revolution in their country, and planned to apply for asylum in Israel. MORE..
All petitions against the dissolution of the parliament will be taken up for hearing by the Supreme Court at 2 pm today (12), according to Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
A member of the Elections Commission has filed a fundamental rights petition seeking an order declaring the President’s dissolution of the parliament is unconstitutional, states Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
The fundamental rights petitions filed by several parties against the dissolution of the parliament will be considered today (12), stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..
The leader we can trust regarding the future of the country is Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, says Trustee of Badulla Muthiyangana Raja Maha Vihara Ven. Murundeniye Dhammarathana Thero. MORE..
Several parties have filed petitions at the Supreme Court today (12) against the arbitrary dissolution of the Parliament. MORE..
The Meteorology Department says that the Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm. MORE..
The United National Party (UNP) will act as a front instead of as a party and the leader of the front will not be Ranil Wickremesinghe, says UNP former MP Hirunika Premachandra. MORE..
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called on the Sri Lankan government to ensure peace and safety of all Sri Lankans and respect democratic values and constitutional provisions and process amid deepening political crisis in the country. MORE..
A special advisory for cyclonic Storm ‘GAJA’ in the Bay of Bengal has been issued by the Natural Hazards Early Warning Centre, stated the Meteorological Department. MORE..
Former MP S. M. Marikkar states that the UNP has decided to contest at the general election as a broad front and that the idea of a new leadership has come up. MORE..
Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported with a suspect bowling action during the first Test against England, which the visitors won by 211 runs on Friday (09), stated International Cricket Council. MORE..
Recordings related to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death have been passed on to Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and France, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday. MORE..
A haul of Kerala Cannabis weighing 39.84 kg have been recovered by a troop of Navy personnel attached to the North Central Naval Command during an emergency foot patrol carried out yesterday (10). MORE..
The Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, Nimal Siripala de Silva has requested all Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) employees not to involve the SLTB in political activities. MORE..
All department and institutions under the Ministry of Media and Digital Infrastructure have been appointed under the Ministry of Skill Development and Vocational Training. MORE..
Releasing a statement, European Union (EU) Spokesperson warns that the sudden dissolution of the parliament would deepen the political and economic crisis in the country. MORE..
Tamil Nadu political parties, including the main opposition DMK Saturday termed the dissolution of the Sri Lankan Parliament as “murder of democracy”. MORE..
Two children have reportedly died after falling into a water-filled hole in Thoddaveli, Mannar. MORE..
Minister Dinesh Gunawardena says that the former Prime Minister and the Speaker of Parliament should take responsibility for sabotaging the actions taken by the President, who he says acted according to the Constitution of the country. MORE..
President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament has drawn criticism from Western powers, including the United States and Britain. MORE..
Former MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says that the Parliament was dissolved by the President because the people of the country are expecting a general election. MORE..
Two Sri Lankan passengers have been apprehended while attempting to smuggle cigarettes worth over Rs 2 million into the country. MORE..
The United States voiced concern Friday after Sri Lanka’s president ordered snap elections, as lawmakers warned that US aid was in question. MORE..
The United National Party (UNP) has rejected the dissolution of the Parliament while accusing the President of robbing the people of their rights and democracy. MORE..
The Gazette signed by President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving Parliament from midnight today (09) has been issued. MORE..