Day: November 2, 2018

Statement issued by Sagala Ratnayake has no validity

Media Secretary to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has issued a press release by rejecting the statement released by parliamentarian Sagala Ratnayake on a letterhead of the Prime Minister’s Office.

SB Nawinna appointed Cultural Affairs Minister

MP SB Nawinna was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Minister Cultural Affairs, Internal Affairs and Regional Development.

S. Viyalendiran appointed Regional Development Deputy Minister

TNA MP S. Viyalendiran was appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena as the Deputy Minister of Regional Development (Eastern Development)

118 MPs sign resolution against MR’s Premiership

A resolution signed by 118 MP’s against the appointment of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister and the appointments and decisions that followed, was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today.

Sri Lanka rupee appreciates against US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee has appreciated to Rs.175.82 against the US Dollar when compared with yesterday’s selling rate of Rs. 177.32, the Central Bank said.

Finance Ministry issues programme for economic revival

The new government has introduced several concessions on essential items with effect from midnight.

Parliament to reconvene on November 7 – Speaker

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today said President Maithripala Sirisena has agreed to reconvene parliament on November 7 instead of 16.

Sri Lanka advances to 100th position in Doing Business 2019 index

Sri Lanka advanced 11 positions to reach the 100th position in Doing Business 2019 index with an Ease of Doing Business score of 61.22. Sri Lanka’s score improved 1.80 on the 0-100 scale, 100 representing the best.

Gotabaya meets Ranil at Temple Trees

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has met with UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees.

Winner of parliamentary majority not our PM: JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said yesterday people should not accept the person who secures a majority in Parliament because it means that peoples’ representatives were bought over for money to secure the majority.