Day: December 4, 2018

Instability will end in a week: President

President Maithripala Sirisena today assured that the prevailing political unrest in the country would come to an end within one week.

Mahinda Rajapaksa files an appeal at the Supreme Court

Mahinda Rajapaksa has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court against the interim order issued by the court of appeal restraining the respondent from functioning as the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers, deputy ministers and State Ministers.

Supreme Court begins hearing petitions on parliament dissolution

The hearing into the Fundamental Right petitions filed in the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of Parliament resumed a short while ago.

Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka as political crisis dents confidence

Credit rating agency Fitch downgraded Sri Lanka on Tuesday, citing refinancing risks and an uncertain policy outlook, after President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of his prime minister in October triggered a political crisis.

Discussions unsuccessful: President reiterates that premiership will not be handed back to Ranil

The second discussion between President Maithreepala Sirisena and the MPs of the United national front yesterday ended without conclusion.

Vijayakala gets her wish – Rohitha

Some time ago the TNA MP Vijayakala Maheswaran said that the LTTE should re-emerge and now the violence has returned as she wished.

‘Palayaw Palayaw Sathara Waram Deviyange Namayen Palayaw’ – Ranil

The status quo that existed before October 26 can be restored now following the interim order given by the Appeal Court as it is given against an individual and not against a post, UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said.