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Sri Lanka to expand oxygen storage, boost hospital supply with concentrators: Health Minister

Sri Lanka’s state hospital system has a daily demand of 40 tonnes for oxygen

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Sri Lanka will change Colombo Port City law as suggested by Supreme Court: Minister

Changes to be made during Committee Stage of the debate

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Sri Lanka to set up state-run Youth Start up fund, loan guarantee fund: Namal

Sri Lanka will set up a state-run Youth Startup Fund and a Guarantee Fund to help young entrepreneurs get capital, Minis...

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Former President says SLFP aiming to form a government

Former President and leader of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Maithripala Sirisena has said that his party is workin...

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More than half of university Arts graduates are unemployed - COPA

A Parliamentary Committee is calling for urgent action to reform the Arts stream in the country’s universities as more...

Easter attacks: SF says the government has failed the Catholic community

“The government promised to bring those responsible for the Easter Attacks before the law, but has failed to do so,”...

Parliament’s powers are being challenged by Public Enterprises – Prof Herath

The Chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Public Enterprise Prof Charitha Herath is complaining that investigating the...

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Sri Lanka Parliament instructs CBSL to come up with a plan to help entrepreneurs

The Parliamentary Committee on Public Finance (CPF) has asked the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) to come up with an in...

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Sri Lanka’s Legislators not rushing to get vaccinated for Covid

Sri Lanka’s Parliamentarians are not rushing the fences to get themselves vaccinated against the Covid 19 virus and up...

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Dinesh wants government and opposition to work together internationally

The Government and the Opposition must work together when representing the country’s foreign policy internationally, F...

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Parliament to hold a memorial for former Speaker Lokubandara

Parliament will hold a memorial ceremony for former Speaker W.J.M. Lokubandara passed away yesterday afternoon while und...

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Ranjan gets temporary relief from Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal has given temporary relief to imprisoned Opposition Member of Parliament Ranjan Ramanayake ordering ...

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Fonseka says giving military training to all is too costly

Former Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka is saying that giving military training for everyone above the age of...

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Sajith demands to know why Ranjan was not brought to Parliament

Speaker says he needs three weeks to study the issue before Ramanayake who is serving a 4-year prison term, can be broug...

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AG advises Parliament that Ranjan should be disqualified

The Opposition in Parliament will contest efforts to disqualify MP Ranjan Ramanayake and have already informed the Speak...

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Minister Nishantha who took the Dhammika potion tests positive for Covid

Nishantha becomes the fourth Member of Parliament to get Covid and was seen with President Rajapaksa last week

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Parliament to convene tomorrow after Covid testing clears MPs

The Committee on Parliamentary business has decided to convene Parliament on January 19 and 20 at 10 a.m. following the ...

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UNP condemns President’s threat against Harin

“Many will regard this as an ominous sign of an on-coming authoritarian regime,” the United National Party observed ...

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Mahapola Fund has lost over LKR600 million - COPE

Parliamentary Committee orders a CID investigation into large scare corruption at Mahapola lottery

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Vasudeva tests positive for Covid as MPs contact tracing continues

MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara has been one of the first contacts of infected MP Rauff Hakeem

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Covid 19 enters Parliament but the work will go on

Members of Parliament Rauff Hakeem and Dayasiri Jayasekara are Covid positive but officials say no disruption of duties ...

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SJB calls on Police chief to protect Harin Fernando

SJB Parliamentarian asks for protection after he says President Rajapaksa said he could be “killed like a dog.”

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Government considering opening Tuition classes on Jan 25 – Prof GL

The government is seriously considering the re-opening of tuition classes throughout the country on January 25th when sc...

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Public Security Minister lays out accusations against detained lawyer Hisbullah

Lawyer Hijaz Hisbullah had spoken with the Easter Sunday attackers on three occasions by phone, Minister of Public Secur...

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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 ...

Arjuna Ranawana

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Dr Fernandopulle chosen as Chair of the Women’s caucus in Parliament

Dr Sudarshini Fernandopulle has been unanimously elected as the Chairperson of the tiny Women Parliamentarians Caucus an...

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