Day: December 3, 2018

Will appeal in Supreme Court: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that they do not agree with the interim order which was issued by Court of Appeal today and that they would file an appeal before Supreme Court against the order by tomorrow.

Interim order issued preventing PM and Cabinet from functioning

The Court of Appeal today issued an interim order restraining the functioning of the respondents as Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and state ministers.

Sri Lanka rupee appreciates against US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee has appreciated to Rs.180.90 against the US Dollar when compared with the previous selling rate of Rs. 182.27, the Central Bank said.

‘Several JO MPs opposed alliance with Maithripala Sirisena’ – Kumara Welgama

United People’s Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama says several MPs of the Joint Opposition are opposed to the Mahinda Rajapaksa group joining hands with President Maithripala Sirisena.

Special commodity levy on onions & potatoes reduced

The Ministry of Finance has decided to reduce the Special Commodity levy on a kilogram of big onions and potatoes by Rs.20.

Court resumes consideration of Quo Warranto petition against MR

Consideration of the Writ of Quo Warranto filed against Mahinda Rajapaksa holding office of Prime Minister resumed before the Court of Appeal for the second day.

‘State officials shouldn’t adhere to MR’s orders’ – Ravi

United National Party Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake says state officials who adhere to orders issued by Mahinda Rajapaksa should be held responsible for their actions.

Ranil’s Economic Advisor gave money to LTTE – Bandula

Minister Bandula Gunawardena yesterday (2), challenged MP Eran Wickramaratne to prove, the statement he had made in a television programme, that Mahinda Rajapaksa and former MP Tiran Alles had given money to the LTTE when Mahinda Rajapaksa was the President.

‘Majority in House should be respected’

JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanyake speaking at a meeting in Tangalle said that the Tri-Forces should come forward because the Constitution is not upheld. The Tri-Forces must support the parties that protect the Constitution and not the parties that cause its desecration.