Day: November 15, 2018

My decision is the decision of the people – Sajith Premadasa

Deputy Leader of the United National Party Sajith Premadasa, addressing party supporters who gathered at the Lipton Circus in Colombo, stated that he is ready to take up the leadership.



Petrol, diesel down by Rs. 5

The prices of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) petrol (92 and 95) and Diesel (Auto and Super) would be reduced by Rs.5 per litre with effect from midnight today, Minister Gamini Lokuge said today.



Heavy traffic due to UNP protest

Several roads in Colombo are congested due to the United National Party rally which is to begin in few minutes at Lipton Circus against the unconstitutional moves by the government.



Let the people’s sovereignty prevail – Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister’s office has released full text of the speech made by the Hon. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Parliament on Thursday the 15th November 2018.



Parliament to meet tomorrow

At the party leaders meeting held at the parliamentary complex today, it was decided that Parliament would meet tomorrow at 1.30 pm, Speaker’s media unit said.



SRI LANKAN RUPEE DROPS TO NEW LOW

Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).



Tense situation in Parliament

A tense situation broke out in Parliament this morning when Speaker of House Karu Jayasuriya called for a No-Confidence Motion pertaining to the statement made by Mahinda Rajapaksa.



Speaker is misusing powers – Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the Prime Minister is appointed by the President and not the Speaker and accused Speaker Karu Jayasuriya of misusing his powers and acting in a baised manner.



Mahinda Rajapaksa still Prime Minister: Government

The government said that newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa would continue in the post because yesterday’s No-Confidence Motion (NCM) had been brought unconstitutionally.



No faith motion invalid – Leader of the House

The so-called “no confidence motion” of the Opposition in Parliament was not valid as no such motion had been moved during the time Parliament sittings were in progress, Leader of the House Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said.



Sri Lanka showdown looms as new PM loses confidence vote

Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, presenting a standoff with the opposition and throwing the country deeper into turmoil.