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Hold proxy vote to select PM nominee, say UNP members

Political Chamikara WEERASINGHE Tags:  Print Edition The internal rift within the United National Party is escalating with its Provincial and Local Government members demanding to…

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Withdrawal of motion to express trust in RW questioned

Political Chaminda Perera Tags:  Print Edition Parliamentarian Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena yesterday questioned the withdrawal of UNP parliamentarian Mayantha Dissanayake’s proposal expressing confidence in UNP leader…

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Pannala PS’ Budget passed

Political Kurunegala Daily News Corr. Tags:  Print Edition The proposed Budget of the Pannala Pradeshiya Sabha for 2019, was passed with a majority of 27…

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A Way Out Of The Crisis To Save Sri Lanka’s Democracy 

By SWR de A Samarasinghe – Prof. S W R de A Samarasinghe  Sri Lanka’s democracy is at a crossroads. Its future is now primarily in…

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Removing power of dissolution seeks to cannibalize Constitution: Counsel

President’s Counsel Sanjeeva Jayawardena in his submission stated that what the Petitioners invoke to the Court is to distort the Constitution virtually to cannibalize it…

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The Possible Different Scenarios

By Mass L. Usuf – Mass Usuf There are two decisions currently pending in the Courts. Firstly, the petition challenging the validity of the gazette…

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UNP to decide on next move after SC verdict

The UNP will decide on its next course of action including the likelihood of a secret ballot to select a candidate for the premiership after…

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A Little Fireworks At The Seemingly Calm Supreme Court

Today saw the third day of argument on the 11 cases regarding the dissolution of Parliament. A judgment was scheduled for tomorrow 7 Dec. The…

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Sirisena Ducks Tourism Awards To Avoid Public Humiliation: Bans Govt Institutions From Using Hotels For State Events

After Colombo Telegraph’s exclusive revelation that tourism industry leaders are planning to boycott Sri Lanka Tourism Awards ceremony in protest of President Maithripala Sirisena’s participation,…

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Will appoint commission over misconduct of Speaker: Mahinda Yapa

A commission would be appointed to look into the alleged undemocratic actions taken by the Speaker, the Parliament General Secretary and the Sergeant-at-Arms when they…

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I was not invited to SLFP special convention: Chandrika

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has claimed that she had not been invited for the special convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), which was…

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Possession of toxic drugs: 96 sentenced to death, 275 imprisoned for life

Ninety-six suspects including eight women had been sentenced to death by Magistrate’s Courts across the country during the period of 2008 to 2018 after being…

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State functions, meetings only in State-owned Auditoriums: President

On the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena, a circular had been issued by the media unit to notify ministries, departments and statutory boards to refrain…

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Hold General, presidential polls on same day: CaFFE

The only solution to the ongoing constitutional and political crisis was to conduct a Presidential and General election simultaneously on a single day as early…

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Huawei founder’s daughter arrested

The daughter of Huawei’s founder, a top executive at the Chinese technology giant, was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, roiling…

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Will make necessary changes if 19A has disputed clauses: President

If the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has any disputed clauses in relation of its procedures, the President would commit himself to make necessary amendments…

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Dissolution of parliament: Interim order extended

The Supreme Court today extended the interim order, which suspended the Gazette on dissolution of parliament till December 8.

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EU Chamber of Commerce concerned over political uncertainty in SL

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL), the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Sri…

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Envoys confident MS will do the right thing

A group of diplomats who had met UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had said that President Maithirpala Sirisena will have to do the right thing at…

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Showery condition to continue

Prevailing showery condition would continue over the island during next few days due to the low level atmospheric disturbance in the Bay of Bengal to…

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