Day: December 14, 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from post of Prime Minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to resign from the post of Prime Minister tomorrow.

Special meeting underway between President, UPFA

A special meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and UPFA parliamentary group headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa was underway at the presidential Secretariat, sources said.

Supreme Court refuses to dismiss court of appeal injunction against MR

The Supreme Court today (December 14) refused to vacate the interim injunction issued by the Court of Appeal which restrained Mahinda Rajapaksa and 48 MPs from acting in their capacities as PM and Members of the Cabinet.

Lasith Malinga appointed as Sri Lanka Cricket Captain for ODI & T20

President Maithripala Sirisena has approved Lasith Malinga as the Sri Lanka Cricket ODI and T20 Captain ahead of the Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand.

Supreme Court rejects motion requesting a 5-judge Bench

The Supreme Court has rejected the motion for a five-judge panel requested by the lawyers of Ranil Wickremesinghe to hear the appeal of Mahinda Rajapaksa on holding the Prime Minister’s Office.

No agreement between TNA & UNP – Sampanthan

Leader of the Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan has reiterated he has not signed any agreements with United National Party Leader Ranil Wickresminghe.

Mahinda’s appeal against interim order taken up today

The appeal filed against the interim order issued by the Court of Appeal restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa from holding office of Prime Minister and his Cabinet from functioning, is slated for support on December 14 by the Supreme Court.