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Monday May 17th, 2021
Parliamentary Elections 2020

Tensions in the alliance SLFP complains of broken promises

Internal conflicts between the two main parties in the governing Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Peramuna are emerging as the junior partner, the Sri Lanka...

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Rathana Thero back in Parliament but may give way to Gnanasara later

Athureliye Rathana Thero’s rocky journey to claim the sole National seat the Our People’s Power Party (OPPP) won at the Parliamenta...

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SLMC must reveal details of deal struck with Govt. to support 20A - UNP

The United National Party is demanding that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress reveal the deal it struck with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to support t...

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Police still looking for MP Bathiudeen, arrest accountant and bodyguard

Police looking to arrest former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in connection with the alleged misuse of government funds to transport voters from Puttalam...

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The 20A: A Very Wrong Approach to Constitution-Making - Uyangoda

Eminent Emeritus Professor of Political Science Jayadeva Uyangoda writes that the proposed 20th Amendment has several major defects. One of its key fa...

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Controversies Highlight Need For Greater Mindfulness About Repercussions

The formulation of the draft 20th Amendment and its unanimous acceptance by the cabinet is indicative of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s dominant rol...

SJB Parliamentary Group resolves to fight the proposed 20th Amendment

The main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya says its Parliamentary Group resolved unanimously to fight the proposed 20th ...

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Proposed New 20th Amendment will take Sri Lanka back to the Stone Age - NPP

Opposition activist, Attorney at Law Harshana Nanayakkara is saying that the 20th Amendment to the Constitution if enact...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Sri Lanka court permits death row inmate Jayasekara to come to Parliament

The Court of Appeal has issued an interim order permitting convicted murderer Premalal Jayasekara to attend Parliamentar...

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President Rajapaksa has no intention of changing appointments in the face of pressure

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is saying that he has no intention of making any changes in the appointments he has made re...

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The UNP leadership will go from one RW to his cousin another RW – Ruwan Wijewardene

The United National Party which was decimated at this month’s Parliamentary General Elections will look to rebuild for...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Karu debunks statement that he is no longer a member of the UNP

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has shot back at the United National Party members who have said that he cannot become th...

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Government violated the Constitution by passing Votes on Account without Parliament - Hars...

The Main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) says the government should admit it violated the constitution when it a...

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Vigneshwaran’s statement about Tamil in Parliament has ruffled feathers

A controversial statement made by first-time Member C.V. Vigneshwaran delivering his maiden speech at Parliament on Augu...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Susil Premajayantha appointed State Minister for Education Reforms

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Susil Premajayantha as a State Minister, the Presidential Secretariat announc...

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The government wants to change the Constitution to bring Basil to Parliament - SJB

The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) is saying that it will launch a countrywide people’s movement to safeguard the freedo...

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UNP still searching for Ranil’s replacement, Karu’s offer shot down

The United National Party (UNP) will meet next week to decide on a new leader for the country’s Grand Old Party, party...

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Hope that the country will go towards an inclusive nationalism

There is a concept of inclusive nationalism, in which everyone born within the boundaries of the country (regardless of ...

Dr. Jehan Perera - Executive Director National Peace Council

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Gotabaya has “moral and legal right” to hold Defence portfolio - GL

Minister of Education Prof G.L. Peiris says President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has a moral and legal right to hold the Defence...

Imesh Ranasinghe

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Dispute over National Seat between Monks headed to Court - Deshapriya

The dispute as to who should be nominated to the single National List seat won by the Buddhist Monks-led Our People’s ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Sri Lanka's women are deprived of positions in political power yet again

The task of untangling the island from its woes has now been handed over to a male-led Parliament to uphold the true val...

Sathya Karunarathne

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Karu wants to lead the UNP and claims wide support in the community

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is publicly offering himself up to replace Ranil Wickremesinghe as the leader of the Unit...

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Government has “desire for untrammelled power” - SJB  

The main Opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) is warning that the government’s desire to abolish the 19th Amendment...

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President’s actions leading this country towards autocracy – Harin Fernando

The Opposition is criticizing President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s policy statement made to Parliament yesterday saying it h...

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Sri Lanka has post-poll mini-spike in Covid cases as repatriation flights resume

Sri Lanka is seeing a post-election mini-spike in Covid cases as the government resumes flights repatriating citizens pa...

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Sajith sees a gap between Gotabaya's goals and the plans to achieve them

The Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says there is a huge gap between the goals laid out in the President’s p...

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