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.



CDS Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne released on bail

Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne was released on two surety bails of Rs. 01 Million each by the Fort Magistrate’s Court today.



Bus fares likely to drop by two weeks

The All Island Private Bus Owners Federation and the National Transport Commission have agreed to reduce bus fares on the 21st of December in line with the reduction of fuel price reductions.



Hearing of petitions against Parliament dissolution resumes

The seven-Judge Bench of the Supreme Court has begun hearing the petitions filed against the dissolution of the parliament, for the second day.



UPFA boycotts House today

United People Freedom Alliance members will boycott Parliament sittings today.



Instability will end in a week: President

President Maithripala Sirisena today assured that the prevailing political unrest in the country would come to an end within one week.



Mahinda Rajapaksa files an appeal at the Supreme Court

Mahinda Rajapaksa has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court against the interim order issued by the court of appeal restraining the respondent from functioning as the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers, deputy ministers and State Ministers.



Supreme Court begins hearing petitions on parliament dissolution

The hearing into the Fundamental Right petitions filed in the Supreme Court challenging the dissolution of Parliament resumed a short while ago.



Fitch downgrades Sri Lanka as political crisis dents confidence

Credit rating agency Fitch downgraded Sri Lanka on Tuesday, citing refinancing risks and an uncertain policy outlook, after President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of his prime minister in October triggered a political crisis.



Discussions unsuccessful: President reiterates that premiership will not be handed back to Ranil

The second discussion between President Maithreepala Sirisena and the MPs of the United national front yesterday ended without conclusion.



Vijayakala gets her wish – Rohitha

Some time ago the TNA MP Vijayakala Maheswaran said that the LTTE should re-emerge and now the violence has returned as she wished.



‘Palayaw Palayaw Sathara Waram Deviyange Namayen Palayaw’ – Ranil

The status quo that existed before October 26 can be restored now following the interim order given by the Appeal Court as it is given against an individual and not against a post, UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said.