Day: December 19, 2018

UNP insists no cabinet portfolios to defected MPs

UNF sources stated that the names of prospective members of the cabinet will be sent to the president this afternoon.

There are two Opposition Leaders – Sampanthan

Making a special statement in parliament, R. Sampanthan says that there are two opposition leaders as Speaker has not removed him from the position.

CID returns with Namal Kumara’s deleted voice recordings

The Crimes Investigation Department has uncovered several deleted conversations in Namal Kumara’s phone through Hong Kong analysis.

Can hold presidential polls after January 09 – Deshapriya

The President is able to call for a presidential election at any time after the 09th of January 2019, said Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya.

JVP will not join UNP’s alliance – Bimal

The JVP says even if the UNP were to form a broad political force, the JVP will never join or engage in politics with the UNP or Mahinda Rajapaksa under any circumstance.

We will not give President Ministries of Law and Order and Media: Akila

General Secretary of the UNP, former Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam yesterday said the UNF under no circumstances, would give the Ministries of Law and Order and the Media and Information to President Maithripala Sirisena.

UL incurs loss of Rs 539.7 million for delay in returning leased aircraft

SriLankan Airlines had incurred a loss of Rs. 539.7 million, in 2017 due to its failure to return a leased A-320 aircraft to the lessor before the deadline, the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on irregularities at SriLankan Airlines, SriLankan Catering and Mihin Lanka was told, yesterday.

Sri Lanka lawmakers defect from president to prime minister after dispute

Three lawmakers from Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s party defected to the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Tuesday after a dispute between the two leaders.