President to request CJ to hurry verdict on parliament dissolution

Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa says President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to request the Supreme Court to announce the verdict of the petitions against the gazette pertaining to the dissolution of Parliament without delay.



Five injured in Modara shooting

At least five persons including a woman were injured after two gunmen opened fire at them in Modara a short while ago, Police said.



Considering petition against sacking of Ranil set on Jan 07

The Supreme Court has decided to consider the fundamental rights petitions filed by Ven. Dambara Amila Thera against Ranil Wickremesinghe being removed from premiership on the 7th of January, 2019 after it was taken up for hearing by the Supreme Court today.



Thilina Bandara Thennakoon joins UNP

Former Sri Lanka Freedom Party member of Parliament Thilina Bandara Tennakoon has obtained the United National Party membership.



Contempt of Court petition filed against Karu Jayasuriya

A lawyer has filed a fundamental rights petition before the Supreme Court challenging the Speaker’s decision to convene the parliament despite a pending restraining order.



Party Leaders who pledge support to the flower bud scheduled to meet the President today

A meeting between party leaders who are pledging support to the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna and president Maithreepala Sirisena, has been scheduled for 10 this morning at the office of the presidential secretariat.



I WILL ABIDE BY SC RULING – PRESIDENT

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he will honourably accept whatever ruling given by the Supreme Court on the petitions filed against the Gazette notification issued by him to dissolve Parliament and take future political actions according to it.



Namal Kumara’s phone sent to Hong Kong for investigation

A team has left for Hong Kong to recover the voice recordings deleted from Namal Kumara’s phone, stated Police Media Spokesperson.



A General Election is a must – Dallas

United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Dallas Alahapperuma says the present political crisis cannot be solved without the conduct of a General Election.



JVP will not support motion to express confidence in Ranil

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says its MPs will not support a motion which is expected to be presented in Parliament to express confidence in UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.



Sri Lanka appoint Steve Rixon as fielding coach

Struggling Sri Lanka on Saturday announced the appointment of former Australian cricketer Steve Rixon as their fielding coach, in a bid to boost preparations for the world cup next year.



We’re opposed to amending 19A: UNP

The UNP said yesterday it was opposed to the proposal made by President Maithripala Sirisena to amend the 19th Amendment to the constitution.



Iranamadu reservoir vested in people by the President providing solutions for water issue in North

President Maithripala Sirisena vested the reconstructed Iranamadu reservoir in the people yesterday (07), fulfilling another aspiration of the President, as the leader of the State and the farming community of the country.



Rs. 260K worth losses incurred by Parliament brawl & still counting

The loss incurred by the Parliament due to the quarrels which took place inside the premises has been valued at Rs. 260,000.



Supreme Court to hear FR petitions for 4th consecutive day

The Supreme Court will resume hearing of the petitions filed against the dissolution of the Parliament today (07) for the fourth consecutive day.



Finance Ministry & Deputy Leader post to Ravi Karunanayake

Leader of United National Party and former Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has in writing informed UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake that he will be appointed as the Deputy Leader of the Party and the Minister of Finance in a future Government.