Month: November 2018

Fuel prices reduced

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will reduce the prices of petrol and diesel by Rs 5 per litre with effect from midnight today (Nov. 30), Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Gamini Lokuge said.

Motion seeking cut off funds to Ministers passed

A motion submitted by UNP to suspend expenditure s of all Cabinet, Deputy & State Ministers and their personal staff passed in parliament.

UNF presents motion to cut off funds to Ministers

A motion to cut off cabinet ministers and state ministers access to state funds was presented to the parliament at the parliamentary session today (30).

Two police officers found dead at Vavunathivu checkpoint

The bodies of two Police Constables aged 28 and 35 were found at a checkpoint at Vavunathivu in Batticaloa, around 6.00 a.m. this morning, police said.

Ousted Prime Minister should move out of Temple Trees – JVP

Ousted Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe should leave the Prime Minister’s official residence, Temple Trees, immediately, the JVP stressed yesterday (29), after the Motion to suspend the expenditure of the Prime Minister’s Secretary was moved.

President and Speaker hold talks to end political crisis

During a discussion with the Speaker, President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to hold separate discussions tomorrow with the Opposition Leader and other leaders of the United National Front (UNF) in order to find an immediate solution to the prevailing political situation in the country.

TNA to support UNP led Government

The Tamil National Alliance says the party will support the restoration of a government headed by the United National Front as it existed prior to the 26th of October.

Sri Lanka agrees port deals with China amid political chaos

Sri Lanka signed two multi-million dollar contracts with Chinese firms for a port upgrade project on Thursday in the middle of a political hiatus that has raised doubts over the legitimacy of the government and the legality of the deals.

Four dead, 15 injured as bus falls into Hamilton Canal

A road accident has caused a Colombo bound luxury bus from Jaffna to topple over into the Hamilton Canal at Naththandiya.

Motion seeking budget cuts to Prime Minister’s office passed

The motion against the expenses at the Prime Minister’s Office passed with 123 votes in favor and no votes against, with no opposition, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced a while ago.

Wijeyadasa delivers special statement in Parliament

Delivering a special statement in Parliament, Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe today requested the Speaker to resolve the prevailing political crisis in the country through discussions with the President.

‘Purported Government’ spent Rs. 840 million on helicopter rides: Ravi

‘The purported Government’ had spent Rs.840 million on the helicopter rides for the last 21 days without considering the expenses, United national Party (UNP) MP Ravi Karunanayake said in parliament.

Debate on proposal to suspend PM’s office funds today

The proposal tabled by the United National Party calling for a suspension of the funds allocated for the Office of the Prime Minister, will be taken up for debate in Parliament today.

Party leaders’ meeting commenced

A Party Leaders Meeting, chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya commenced at the Parliamentary complex a short while ago to discuss the today’s agenda in Parliament.

Sri Lanka’s top military man in court over role in war-time abductions

After evading arrest for two months, Sri Lanka’s most senior military official appeared in court on Wednesday, charged with helping another suspect in the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths in the final phase of the country’s 26-year civil war.

President wants electronic payment system for fines

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed the authorities to look into the possibility of introducing paying the fines for minor crimes including traffic offences through an Electronic Payment System.