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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Politics

Two Retired military chiefs, the two Saraths top their party lists in Colombo and Gampaha

Two retired military officers have been elected to Parliament through rival parties, both topping their districts from t...

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Rear-Admiral (Rtd) Sarath Weerasekara tops the preferential list in Colombo

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s Sarath Weerasekara scored the highest preferential votes at the Parliamentary Genera...

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US says looking to partner with Sri Lanka after peaceful poll

The United State is looking forward to partnering with Sri Lanka's newly elected government and has called for upholding...

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SLPP allies in North and East add five more seats to give the government a two-thirds majority

Sri Lanka’s ruling party gained an unprecedented two-thirds majority in Parliament under proportional representation g...

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Wimal must immediately retract and apologise for leadership comment: SLPP

Industries Minister Wimal Weerawansa must immediately retract and apologise for a statement he had made to a weekly news...

Sumanthiran’s STF guard withdrawn

“No reason to withdraw security has been given to me,” the TNA MP told reporters

Private member's Bill opposing death penalty tabled in Parliament

The private member's motion by Parliamentarian Bandulal Bandarigoda to abolish the death penalty was tabled in Parliamen...

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Despite problems, massive development work underway - Wajira

Despite problems, the country has seen "massive development" this year, Minister of Internal and Home Affairs Wajira Ab...

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Sri Lanka court remands Muslim doctor after monks protest

Sri Lanka’s Defence Secretary revoked a three-month detention order against a Muslim doctor incarcerated on a fal...

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No confidence motion against Sri Lanka government fails

A no-confidence motion presented in parliament by Sri Lanka's opposition Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna was defeated with a m...

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Sri Lanka backlash over misogyny of Gota’s key backers

Professionals affiliated to former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa were described as “misogynists” aft...

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Government survives No-Confidence Motion

The Motion of No Confidence (NCM) brought against the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was comfortably ...

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Sri Lanka negotiating new military deal with the US: PM

Sri Lanka is negotiating a fresh military cooperation deal with the United States, its Prime Minister announced in parli...

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Pohottuwa candidate will bring discipline and security to nation - Former President

The Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) will present a presidential candidate who can build a disciplined nation and ensure ...

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Sri Lanka schools not teaching children actual history: Minister

Sri Lanka's schools are not teaching correct history, a government minister said giving credence a growing awareness tha...

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New Land Bill gathers controversy

The new Land Bill is gathering controversy before it has reached the floor of Parliament with the SLFP alleging that the...

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Political solution will help Sri Lanka draw investments, Tamil leader says

ECONOMYNEXT – A political solution to the ethnic problem, which had led to a 30-year war, will help Sri Lanka att...

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Ranil wanted anti-Muslim riots to bring US military to Sri Lanka: Vasudeva

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wanted anti-Muslim riots to create 10,000 refugees and bring the US military and Uni...

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EU counter-terrorism expert to visit Sri Lanka

The European Union's (EU) Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove, will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives from J...

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No-Confidence Motion against government on Thursday

Parliament is due to vote on a Motion of No Confidence (NCM) against the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesing...

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Existing SOFA agreement signed in 1995 - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed Parliament today July 10 that an agreement called the 'SOFA' (Status of For...

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Court decision on Pujith & Hemasiri historic; proves judicial independence – Hirunika

Those responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks cannot wash their hands by laying the blame on IGP Pujith Jayasundara an...

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Sri Lanka business chamber to discuss president, PM power balance

Sri Lanka's Ceylon Chamber of Commerce said it would hold a forum to discuss the powers of the President, under a 19th a...

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Sri Lanka court rejects Easter bomb murder charge against officials

A Sri Lankan court Tuesday rejected prosecution demands that the country's police chief and a top defence official face ...

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Govt has not signed SOFA; has not compromised sovereignty - Ruwan

The Government has not signed any agreement titled Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and has done not done anything to c...

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Thalatha denies approving American Bar Association presence in SL

Minister of Justice & Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale today (10 July) denied reports that she had approved the establi...

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