RW wins confidence motion in P’ment

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Reasserting his majority in Parliament, UNP leader MP Ranil Wickremesinghe won the Vote of Confidence yesterday in Parliament, receiving 117 votes wit ..

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Politics cloud SL’s growth prospects in Asia’s fastest growing sub region: ADB

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:27 Views - 589

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday warned that politics is clouding Sri Lanka’s growth prospects despite being in developing Asia’s fastes

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Hutch to invest $ 200 m post-merger with Etisalat to boost 4G network and win more biz

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:26 Views - 1055

Hutch yesterday revealed plans to invest $ 200 million in the medium term post-merger with Etisalat to bolster 4G services and win more businesses in

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MR’s appeal against Interim Order fixed for support on Friday

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:25 Views - 232

The appeal filed against the interim order issued by the Court of Appeal restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa from holding the office of Prime Minister and h

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‘The One – Sri Lanka’ project’s The Ritz – Carlton Tower hits 24 floors in record time

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00 Views - 577

Developers of ‘The One – Sri Lanka’ project The One Transwork Square Ltd. announced that it has completed 24 floors of the 80-floor hotel and re

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Govt. has not decided to suspend Singapore FTA: Ministry

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:26 Views - 479

The International Trade and Investment Promotion Ministry yesterday categorically denied news articles stating that further actions on the Sri Lanka-S

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CA overrules preliminary objection; rejects plea to cancel Interim Order

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:25 Views - 585

The Court of Appeal yesterday overruled the Preliminary Objection raised by the Respondent on the non-compliance of Rule of the Court involving a tech

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OPA expresses deep concern, urges all parties to uphold spirit of democracy

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:25 Views - 263

The Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka (OPA), in a statement yesterday, expressed its deep concern over the political impasse and

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The lies they tell

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00 Views - 541

Sri Lanka’s political crisis continues. The attempted coup is a huge mess. No one knows how the imbroglio will end, although the coup has been faili

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President should reappoint RW as PM: Sajith

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:31 Views - 159

Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa yesterday appealed to President Maithripala Sirisena to end the Constitutional standoff by accepting MP Ranil Wickrem

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PM post irrelevant: JVP

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:30 Views - 88

Sri Lanka’s two main political parties holding the Prime Minister post by turn has only resulted in the continuation of corruption and fraud, charge

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Speaker informs President of Confidence Motion results

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:29 Views - 100

Following the Vote of Confidence yesterday, confirming UNP MP Ranil Wickremesinghe as having the confidence of Parliament, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has

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MPs back Speaker’s decision to reconvene P’ment

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:29 Views - 123

Lawmakers of the UNP, ITAK and the JVP unanimously agreed yesterday that no decision of the Speaker could be challenged by any forum outside Parliamen

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Skeletal remains of 21 children unearthed from Mannar mass grave

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:29 Views - 106

Three skeletal remains uncovered at the mass grave found in Mannar appear to have been tied with some substance, according to the Judicial Medical Off

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Dullas outlines changes to 19th Amendment

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:16 Views - 223

In the wake of discussions over the possibility of bringing changes to the 19th Amendment, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Dullas Alahpperuma ye

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P’ment Committee seeks TV footage on House brawl

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:15 Views - 76

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent  The Committee appointed to investigate the unruly behaviour of lawmakers after Parliament was rec

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Modi suffers biggest state election loss, boosting opposition

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:15 Views - 127

NEW DELHI (Reuters): The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party lost power in three key states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, dealin

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Embassy of Egypt lays foundation for Rs. 320 m new building

Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:14 Views - 355

The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the new building of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt was convened on 12 December at the Embass

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Forum in Jaffna calls for people-centred democracy

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00 Views - 220

A forum on democracy held in memory of late Somesasunthary Krishnakumar, University of Jaffna Senior Lecturer in History, was held at the Trimmer Hall

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