Vadivel Suresh extends support to UNP leader again

United National Party (UNP) Badulla district Parliamentarian Vadivel Suresh, who recently accepted a Ministerial post in the Government, today extended support to UNP leader...

Vasantha Senanayake resigns and returns to Ranil

Newly appointed Minister of Tourism Vasantha Senanayake today announced his decision to resign from his post in the Government. Senanayake met senior UNP members in...

Parliament sittings adjourned till tomorrow after tense situation

Parliament sittings were adjourned till tomorrow after a tense situation arose in Parliament today. The tense situation arose when the Government refused to accept Speaker...

Speaker rules Government has no majority in Parliament

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya ruled today that the Government did not have the majority in Parliament. He gave the ruling after a no-confidence motion on Prime...

Fowzie, Piyasena Gamage, Manusha cross over

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarians A.H.M. Fowzie, Piyasena Gamage and Manusha Nanayakkara crossed over to the opposition benches today. Fowzie, Piyasena Gamage and Manusha...

JVP hands over no-confidence motion against Prime Minister

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) handed over a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today. The motion was handed over before Parliament convened today. Following...

GTF calls for international focus to remain on Sri Lanka

The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) has called for international pressure to be maintained on Sri Lanka. GTF said that it is with utmost respect and...

Government undecided if it will attend Parliament

The Government says it is undecided if it will attend Parliament sessions tomorrow. Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the Government will further discuss the...

President holds Security Council meeting

President Maithripala Sirisena held a Security Council meeting today after the Supreme Court issued a stay order on the President's decision to dissolve Parliament. The...

Speaker convenes Parliament tomorrow in accordance with old gazette

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has convened Parliament tomorrow in accordance with the old gazette issued by President Maithripala Sirisena. Jayasuriya said that since the Supreme Court...

With polls on hold, UNP says Parliament must meet

Following today's Supreme Court order the United National Party (UNP) says Parliament must now meet. UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa said that they expect Parliament...

Supreme Court issues stay order on dissolving Parliament

By Easwaran Rutnam The Supreme Court today issued a stay order on the gazette notice by President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving Parliament, till December 7th. The Supreme...

SLPP says it has not given nominations to anyone yet

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna says it has not given nominations to anyone as yet to contest the General elections. Controversial activist Namal Kumara had...

Dilhara Lokuhettige charged under Anti-Corruption Code

The International Cricket Council (ICC), on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), has charged former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige with three counts...

Kapila Chandrasena new SriLankan Airlines Chairman

Kapila Chandrasena has been appointed as the new SriLankan Airlines Chairman. He replaces Ranjith Fernando who resigned from the post today.

CIABOC urged to probe bribing of MPs

In light of the allegations made by President Maithripala Sirisena, in his statement on Sunday (11), over the ‘commercialisation’ of Members of Parliament, Transparency International...

Pakistan awards fully funded scholarships to Sri Lankan students

The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded fully funded higher education scholarships to nine Sri Lankan students in fields of Pharmacy and...

Anglican Bishop says moral standards have deteriorated in Sri Lanka

The Anglican Bishop in Colombo Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj R. Canagasabey says moral and ethical standards have deteriorated in Sri Lanka. In a statement, the Bishop...

SriLankan Chairman Ranjith Fernando and Director Mano Thittawella resign

SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ranjith Fernando and board Director Mano Thittawella have resigned from their posts. Ranjith Fernando and Mano Thittawella were appointed to the posts...

AG tells court President has right to dissolve Parliament

Attorney General Jayantha Jayasuriya informed the Supreme Court today that President Maithripala Sirisena has the right, under the Constitution, to dissolve Parliament. The AG said...