Day: December 12, 2018

35-year-old businessman shot dead in Sapugaskanda

A 35-year-old businessman was shot dead by two gunmen arrived on a motorbike at Galwala Junction in Sapugaskanda police area a short while ago, the police said.

Confidence motion in support of Ranil Wickremesinghe passed

The motion expressing confidence in the UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to function as the Prime Minister has been passed at the Parliament with 117 MPs voting for it.

Only solution is a general election – Dullas

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance has once again reiterated that the only solution to the prevailing political crisis is the conduct of a general election.

Confidence motion presented in support of Ranil

UNP MP Sajith Premadasa today presented a motion expressing confidence in the United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to function as the Prime Minister.

Quo Warranto petition against Mahinda postponed to January

The Quo Warranto writ petition filed by 122 Members of Parliament at the Court of Appeal, challenging the authority of Mahinda Rajapaksa to hold office as Prime Minister and 48 Parliamentarians to hold Ministerial portfolios will be taken up for hearing once again before Court on the 16th, 17th and 18th of January 2019.

Malinga, Matthews with highest base price for IPL auction

Sri Lankans Lasith Malinga and Angelo Matthews have been listed at the highest base price for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) auction together with seven other cricketers.

Singer Upali Kannangara passes away

Popular singer Upali Kannangara has passed away at the age of 67.

President instructs to provide essential food items at a reasonable price

President Maithripala Sirisena has directed the relevant government institutions to ensure that there would be no food shortage during the upcoming festive season and that all necessary steps be taken to stabilize the prices of all such goods.

Government expenses to be met through special provision – Yapa

Due to the absence of an Appropriation Bill, the government may decide to raise loans in Sri Lanka or from overseas to meet the country’s operational expenditures through a special provision for loans under an Act of Parliament.