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The new Cabinet Ministers to be sworn in today

The new Cabinet of Ministers are expected to be sworn in today.



EU welcomes Sri Lanka political resolution

The Delegation of the European Union today welcomed the peaceful and democratic resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka in accordance with the constitution.



Elephant found shot and killed in Rathmale

The remains of an elephant believed to have been shot and killed by poachers has been uncovered in the Rathmale forest reserve, said Ada Derana reporter.



JVP vows not to allow Ranil to form another national government

The JVP says it will not let Ranil Wickremesinghe to form a national government by making use of the loopholes existing in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.



MR claims Yahapalanaya regime borrowed $ 20.7 billion in loans

MP Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday claimed that the Yahapalanaya Government since assuming office in 2015 had borrowed $ 20.7 billion in foreign currency loans.



SLPP wants Opposition posts

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) should be given the positions of Opposition Leader and Chief Opposition Whip as they have 101 MPs, says MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena.



Ranil Wickremesinghe returns as Sri Lanka PM as crisis nears end

Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as Sri Lanka’s prime minister on Sunday, making a remarkable comeback weeks after being ousted by President Maithripala Sirisena under controversial circumstances.



UNP held hostage by TNA – Mahinda Rajapaksa

The United National Party (UNP) led by Ranil Wickremesinghe has been taken hostage by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), former President and former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa declared yesterday (15).



New Government to fire illegally appointed officials

The UNF Government, after re-assuming duties will review dozens of appointments and promotions granted during the seven week period after the removal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardena said.



Ranil to be sworn in as Prime Minister tomorrow

President Maithripala Sirisena has informed leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe to take oath as Prime Minister on Sunday the 16th of December at 10 am at the Presidential Secretariat.



No intention of remaining as PM without a general election – MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the change of government that the people expected has now had to be put off, but pledged that the people will definitely get the “change they desire” as no one can prevent that from happening.



Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has informed United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians that he has resigned from the post of Prime Minister.



UNF discusses new Cabinet, Ravi likely to be Finance Minister

It is claimed that leaders of the United National Front had held several discussions with regard to forming the new Cabinet tomorrow.



Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa to resign as fears of government shutdown grow

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign from his post, his son said on Friday, in a move that will force President Maithripala Sirisena to appoint a replacement to avert a possible government shutdown on Jan 1.



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.