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Sri Lanka court travel ban won't bar state minister from traveling abroad-lawyer

Sri Lanka lawmakers cannot hold duel citizenship after the recent constitutional amendment

November 12, 2022 3 min read

Sri Aurobindo: Mystical Awareness Supplants Production

In India, religion and socialism commingle and collide.

October 7, 2022 35 min read

Sri Lanka Parliament to meet again from September 06-09

Two Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Bills and the Termination of Employment of Workmen Bill are to be passed.

September 3, 2022 2 min read

PC polls postponement partly due to Right-Wing pressure

Sri Lanka’s decision to indefinitely postpone Provincial Council (PC) elections controversially was made due to sustai...

December 30, 2020 4 min read
NPC proposes “enhanced” devolution in new Constitution

Sri Lanka’s system of devolved power provided by the Provincial Councils should be enhanced and activated to create a ...

Sarath Weerasekara likely new Cabinet Minister for Public Security

Sri Lanka’s President is expanding his Cabinet of Ministers by creating two new portfolios that of Public Security and...

National Movement for a Just Society calls for wide consultations on new Constitution

Prof Rohan Samarajiva is saying that process of making a new constitution to the country is not something that is owned ...

November 13, 2020 2 min read

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 ...

October 28, 2020 1 min read

Pompeo meets Lankan leadership today to keep Colombo within US orbit

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who arrived in Sri Lanka last night will have talks today with President Go...

October 28, 2020 2 min read

SLMC renegade MPs asked to explain why they voted for the 20A

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has called for an explanation from the four of their Members of Parliament who vote...

October 24, 2020 1 min read
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Hesha wants Rauff and Bathiudeen removed from SJB

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Hesha Withanage wants party leaders Rishad Bathiudeen and Rauff Hakeem expelled from the...

October 23, 2020 2 min read
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SJB will seek to expel Assistant Secretary Gamage from the Party - spokesman

The main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya will initiate disciplinary proceedings against its Assistant Secretary Diana ...

October 23, 2020 2 min read

Breaking: Several SJB MPs including Assistant Secretary Diana Gamage support 20th A

The Second Reading of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution sailed through Parliament tonight with a number of the main...

October 22, 2020 1 min read

Dual citizens who want to serve the Motherland must be given the chance - Kariyawasam

Many Sri Lankans who fled violence and persecution in the country and have become citizens of other countries must be gi...

October 22, 2020 1 min read
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Amid rumours his party MPs will support 20A, Hakeem urges them to oppose it

Leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Rauff Hakeem is urging the members of his party not to vote in favour of the ...

October 22, 2020 2 min read

Gammanpila, Wimal, Wijedasa, Vasu change stand on Dual Citizens holding office

A group of government Members of Parliament who opposed the proposal to disallow dual-citizens to hold political office ...

October 22, 2020 3 min read
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Govt. should prioritize Health and Quarantine laws not Constitution - Sajith

Faced with a pandemic the government’s priority should be enacting laws to deal with the health crisis and not bring i...

October 22, 2020 2 min read

Parliament to debate Covid crisis this week as government and opposition trade barbs

Parliament saw raucous scenes this morning as before the scheduled debate on the controversial 20th Amendment to the Con...

October 21, 2020 1 min read

Cabinet sets a limit on the number of Ministers in proposed 20A

The Cabinet has approved three changes to the proposed 20th Amendment to be presented at the committee stage apart from ...

October 20, 2020 2 min read

Government to make minor changes to 20A to stave off protests

Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardene is due to officially reveal the determination of the Supreme Court with regards to the ...

October 20, 2020 3 min read

Government agreeable to allow FR cases against the President – Prof Peiris

Education Minister Prof G.L. Peiris says that the government is ready to bring in a clause to the 20th amendment at the ...

October 19, 2020 1 min read

Parliament should follow Covid 19 Regulations and postpone 20A debate - Opposition

Sri Lanka’s Parliamentary Opposition is demanding that sittings of the Legislature be conducted according to Regulatio...

October 19, 2020 2 min read

Two days insufficient to debate 20th Amendment - Opposition

The Parliamentary Opposition is crying foul over the way the government wants to steamroller the 20th Amendment to the C...

October 17, 2020 1 min read

Sajith demands the government provide relief for Covid hit areas

Sri Lanka’s Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa is demanding that the government offer relief packages to worker...

October 15, 2020 1 min read

National Christian Council is “deeply concerned” about the 20A

The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) is expressing deep concern about the manner in which the 20th Amendm...

October 14, 2020 3 min read

Catholic Church opposes 20A calls for new constitution to be drafted

Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic Church is joining the chorus of opposition to the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constituti...

October 14, 2020 1 min read
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