Day: December 6, 2018

I’m ready to amend disputed clauses of 19A – President

President Maithreepala Sirisena says that if there are weaknesses in the 19th constitutional amendment process, he is prepared to make necessary amendments protecting the essence of democracy and what it entails in accordance with legislative processes.



Interim order suspending dissolution of Parliament extended

The Supreme Court today extended the interim order, which suspended the Gazette on dissolution of parliament till December 8.



Reason for instability is suspending PM and Cabinet – Mahinda

According to Mahinda Rajapaksa the reason behind the instability in the country is the suspension of the Cabinet of Ministers including the Prime Minister. He mentioned this at a discussion held with lawyers last evening (05).



MS rejected many UNP proposals – Akila

General Secretary of the United National Party Parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam charged that President Maithripala Sirisena on several occasions rejected many Cabinet papers over the past three years on development projects which were due to be implemented by UNP Ministers.



Sri Lanka’s political crisis spurs cancellations at peak tourist period

Sri Lanka’s travel industry is starting to suffer the fallout of a political crisis in the middle of its peak tourist season, as uncertainty prompts cancellations by both business and leisure visitors.



Sinhala leaders cheated Tamil leaders – Sivajilingam

Former Northern Provincial Council member M. K. Sivajilingam stated that his party is willing to support a political organization which promises to fulfill their political needs.



Second largest heroin haul found in Sri Lanka intercepted

Two suspects were arrested with heroin valued at Rs.2778 million by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) today at Beruwala.



The Petition against the dissolution of parliament for the 3rd day today

The 13 petitions filed against the dissolution of the Parliament will be taken up for hearing today before the Supreme Court for the third consecutive day.



SC has no jurisdiction to hear petitions: AG

The Attorney General yesterday informed the Supreme Court that it has no jurisdiction to entertain petitions questioning the conduct of the President, as such the dissolution of Parliament by him under Article 126 of the Constitution.



Ranil stresses need to establish new Parliament

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday stressed the need to establish a new Parliament, scrapping the Executive Presidency through a referendum.



Sri Lanka – one and only country with no Government – Mangala

Although over 48 hours have been passed after issuing an Interim Order preventing the functioning of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers in the purported Government, no action has been taken to establish a Government, Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said.