Day: November 9, 2018

Parliament dissolved

The Government announces that in pursue of the powers vested in the president by section 33 sub section 2 (C) of the constitution, the Parliament of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is dissolved from mid night today (09th).

Several new ministers sworn in

Four new ministers took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena this evening at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo.

Ravi’s daughter asked to appear in Court on Monday

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratna today ordered the MP Ravi Karunanayake’s daughter to appear in Court on Monday.

Gammanpila appointed Minister of Buddha Sasana & Religious Affairs

UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila has been sworn in as the new Cabinet Minister of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.

Wimal Weerawansa sworn in as Minister

UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa was appointed as the Minister of Housing and Social Welfare by President Maithipala Sirisena a short while ago.

Willing to work with the President – Ranil

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he is willing to work with President Maithripala Sirisena, who abruptly sacked him on October 26, if given a chance to prove his majority in Parliament.

Behind Sri Lanka’s turmoil, a China-India struggle for investments and influence

Gleaming cranes stretch out on the waterfront in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo as Chinese companies construct a $1.5 billion new commercial district, including hotels, marinas and a motor racing track. They have already built a giant container terminal nearby and a huge port in the south.

Sri Lankan boats intercepted in waters of Seychelles

The captain of a Sri Lankan-flagged vessel appeared in court after being arrested for allegedly fishing illegally in the waters of Seychelles, while a second captain is being investigated after two boats were intercepted by the Seychelles Coast Guard.