Day: November 5, 2018

What I changed was a policy that didn’t suit the country – President

President Maithripala Sirisena stated that 113 majority of the new government has already been established.

Dinesh assumes duties as Leader of the House

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has assumed duties as the New Leader of the House at his office in the Parliament.

Speaker has recognized Ranil as the legitimate PM – UNP

In a defiant announcement, the United National Party today claimed that Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya has recognised, the Leader of the UNP as the legitimate Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.

Thewarapperuma and Heshan Withanage arrested

UNP MPs Heshan Withanage and Palitha Thewarapperuma have been arrested over the incident of assaulting Major Ajith Prasanna, stated Police Spokesperson.

Time running out to avert ‘bloodbath’: PM Ranil

Sri Lanka’s sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has warned time is running out to avert a “bloodbath” while voicing hope that parliament will resolve a damaging constitutional crisis in the coming days.

All actions against war heroes must end – Gotabhaya

The new government has a short term of office and since the government needs to be strengthened, it has to go before the people soon, Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said.

Sri Lanka’s president summons parliament on November 14 as pressure over PM’s sacking grows

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the suspended parliament to reconvene on Nov. 14, clearing the way for a vote on his decision to sack the elected prime minister and replace him with wartime nationalist Mahinda Rajapaksa.