Day: November 13, 2018

Parliament meets tomorrow: Speaker

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said today Parliament would be convened tomorrow at 10.00 am as per the gazette (2095/50) issued by President Maithripala Sirisena dated November 4, 2018, the Speaker’s office said.

Public claimed their first victory – Ranil

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a Twitter message that the people have won their first victory.

This is not the Court’s final decision: Namal

UPFA MP Namal Rajapaksa said the Supreme Court’s interim order on the dissolution of parliament was not the Court’s final decision.

Supreme Court issues stay order on dissolution of Parliament

The Supreme Court has issued a stay order temporarily suspending the Gazette notification issued by the President on the dissolution of Parliament.

Rupee hits 177 mark against the US Dollar

The Rupee crossed the 177 mark once again against the US Dollar as political uncertainty triggered by President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament weighed on sentiment.

President’s dissolution of Parliament is constitutional – AG

The Attorney General has requested the Supreme Court to dismiss all petitions filed against the dissolution of Parliament as the President’s decision is consistent with the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

5 petitions filed in favour of President’s decision

Five petitions of intervention have been filed at the Supreme Court in support of the President’s decision to dissolve Parliament and call a General Election.

Sajith chant revs up

Amidst the intensifying political crisis in the country, a cross-section of Parliamentarians of the United National Party (UNP) openly requested Party Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa to be the UNP Leader and the Prime Ministerial Candidate of the UNP in any General Election in the future.

Return all your vehicles, public property

President Maithripala Sirisena has asked that all former MPs, State Ministers and Deputy Ministers return their vehicles and public property to the relevant Ministry Secretary to avoid having legal action taken against them under the Election law.

Western diplomats shun meeting with Sri Lanka minister on political crisis

Eight Western countries stayed away from a meeting with Sri Lanka’s government on Monday to register their protest against President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament, diplomatic and government sources said.