Stay order on dissolution of Parliament extended till Monday

An stay order issued on the dissolution of Parliament has been extended till Monday, December 10th The order was extended by the Supreme Court when...

Major heroin haul seized along the coast off Beruwala

A major heroin haul was seized by the Police along the coast off Beruwala last night, the Police said. The Police said that two suspects were...

AG tells SC it has no authority to decide on dissolution of Parliament

The Attorney General informed the Supreme Court (SC) today that it has no authority to decide on the dissolution of Parliament. The AG made the observation...

Seven judge bench begins case on dissolution of Parliament

A seven-member bench today began hearing the case on the petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament. Chief Justice Nalin Perera appointed the seven judge bench which...

President tells TNA will take decision in 24 hours

President Maithripala Sirisena has told the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that he will take the next course of action in 24 hours as a...

Appeal Court issues interim order against MR

The Appeal Court has issued notice and an interim order against Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Government, preventing them from acting as Prime Minister, Cabinet and...

India’s MEA to brief high-level panel on impact of Sri Lanka political crisis

Top officials of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will brief a parliamentary panel on India-Sri Lanka relations, and they may be questioned...

Mahinda demands polls to restore stability in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today insisted that the only way to restore stability to a destablised democracy, will be through a general election. Rajapaksa said...

President ready to withdraw gazette on dissolution

President Maithripala Sirisena is willing to withdraw the gazette notice issued to dissolve Parliament, the United National Front (UNF) said. UNF Parliamentarian Mano Ganesan said...

No breakthrough in MS talks with UNF

Talks held between President Maithripala Sirisena and the United National Front (UNF) today ended without a breakthrough. Another round of talks will likely take place...

Motion to suspend state funds to all Ministers, personal staff passed

A motion to suspend state funds to all Ministers and their personal staff, was passed by Parliament today. The motion was passed with 122 members...

US puts on hold discussions over Lanka’s participation in MCC

The US has put on hold its discussions with Sri Lanka on its potential participation in an American aid initiative on poverty reduction due...

Motion to suspend funds to Prime Minister’s office passed

A motion submitted to Parliament to suspend funds to the Prime Minister’s office was passed today. The motion was passed with 123 members voting for...

Government MPs boycott Parliament sessions again

Government Parliamentarians today once again boycotted Parliament sessions. The Government had recently walked out of Parliament sessions in protest against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and on Tuesday...

Chief of Defence Staff Ravindra Wijegunaratne remanded

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne was today ordered to be remanded till December 5th by the Fort Magistrate. He was remanded after statements were...

Facebook admits to ‘serious mistake’ in not removing hate post in Sri Lanka

A Facebook executive has admitted that the company “made a mistake” in not removing a post that incited racial hatred in Sri Lanka, an...

Government MPs boycott Parliament sessions

Government Parliamentarians boycotted Parliament sessions today. When Parliament met at 1pm Government Parliamentarians failed to attend the sessions and the Government seats were empty. Speaker Karu...

Seven-member bench to hear petitions against Parliament dissolution

A seven-member bench is to hear the case on the petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament. Chief Justice Nalin Perera appointed the seven judge bench which...

President to appoint commission to probe malpractices by Ranil

President Maithripala Sirisena today said he hopes to appoint a commission to investigate corruption and malpractice alleged to have taken place under former Prime...

Businessman prepares to contest Parliament polls

Businessman Rohan Pallewatta is preparing to contest the Parliament elections through his new political party. Pallewatta first came into the spotlight after he announced plans...