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A second vote on the no confidence motion against MP Mahinda Rajapaksa passed yesterday with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya being forced to conduct the sessi ..

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Sirisena refuses to accept second vote

Saturday, 17 November 2018 01:04 Views - 3177

President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to accept the second vote on the no confidence motion yesterday, setting the stage for the constitutional d

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RW mourns fate of democracy

Saturday, 17 November 2018 01:03 Views - 2434

A deeply moved MP Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday lamented over what he termed as the ‘destruction of Sri Lanka’s democracy’ by parliamentarians

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SLT Group 3Q, YTD profits up 23%, EBITDA up 16%

Saturday, 17 November 2018 01:02 Views - 90

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Group has reported an impressive year-on-year (YoY) growth of 23.4% in its Net Profit After Tax of Rs. 3.99 billion in the las

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Sri Lanka Prosperity Index gains in 2017

Saturday, 17 November 2018 01:01 Views - 111

The Central Bank said yesterday that Sri Lanka Prosperity Index (SLPI), increased to 0.771 in 2017 from 0.661 recorded in 2016, mainly due to improvem

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Dayasiri denies MS assured undisrupted vote

Saturday, 17 November 2018 01:04 Views - 1463

Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalists yesterday rejected that President Maithripala Sirisena had made a promise at the party leaders meeting on Thursday night t

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Vote reaffirms MR has no majority: TNA

Saturday, 17 November 2018 01:02 Views - 177

Former Opposition leader R. Sampanthan yesterday endorsed the Speaker’s action to have conducted the voice by vote on two occasions, proving MP Mahi

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CB worried over tourism earnings, workers’ remittances

Saturday, 17 November 2018 01:02 Views - 306

The Central Bank this week warned against the moderation in tourism earnings and workers’ remittances. Earning from tourism up to the first eight mo

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BOC disburses 290 ‘Thurunu Diriya’ loans worth Rs. 125.4 m

Saturday, 17 November 2018 01:01 Views - 30

The Bank of Ceylon ‘Thurunu Diriya’ loan scheme has disbursed Rs. 125,458,000 worth loans among 290 young entrepreneurs up to date, according to t

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SLPP blames Speaker for behaviour

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:51 Views - 121

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday attempted to defend its actions in Parliament by heaping its misbehaviour on the actions of Speaker Karu

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Ready for any position: Sajith

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:10 Views - 418

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said that he stands ready to accept any responsibility or position given to him b

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Bishop of Colombo expresses shock and dismay over Sirisena’s move

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:10 Views - 572

Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj R. Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo, in a statement said The Diocese of Colombo of the Church of Ceylon is shocked and greatly dismay

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Zahira College Annual Prize Giving today

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:01 Views - 83

Zahira College Colombo has organised the 126th Annual Prize Giving Ceremony which will be held on 17 November at 2.30 p.m. at the College Abdul Ghaffo

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‘RTI in the hands of the people now’: RTI Commissioner S.G. Punchihewa

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00 Views - 65

“Only about 5% of applications for information are having to reach the appeals stage at the RTI Commission,” according to Human Rights Lawyer, act

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Jayatilleka briefs Chair of Int’l Affairs Committee of Federation Council, Russian Parliament

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00 Views - 80

Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka on Thursday (15 November) made his first visit to the Russian Parliament, sta

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President visits Ministry of Lands

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00 Views - 76

President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Ministry of Lands and observed its functioning this week. After inquiring into process of granting title de

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Defence Secretary visits Air Force HQ

Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:00 Views - 62

Ministry of Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando visited the Sri Lanka Air Force Headquarters (AFHQ) in Colombo this week. Upon being received by the C

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Sri Lanka, without Prime Minister and Cabinet, grinds to political halt

Friday, 16 November 2018 09:48 Views - 328

REUTERS: Sri Lanka appeared to be politically rudderless on Thursday as the Speaker of Parliament declared there was no functioning Prime Minister or

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Rival members of the Parliament gesture

Friday, 16 November 2018 09:37 Views - 149

Rival members of the Parliament gesture at each other next to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya (centre-right, seated) during clashes among politicians at a ses

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The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Saturday, 17 November 2018
It is generally said that there are no genuine “Sri Lankan” Brahmins in the island today, and that those Brahmins who officiate as priests in Hind


Country paying for Sirisena’s childlike behaviour

Saturday, 17 November 2018
Many were surprised on 26 October to see former President Rajapaksa being appointed Prime Minister by the very man who defeated him a couple years ago


The JR-MR effect

Saturday, 17 November 2018
Sri Lanka over the last few weeks has experienced a twin crisis. One is political provoked by its Constitution, and the other economic engendered by i


The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018
This is an easy-peasy, elementary effort of an ordinary citizen to comprehend the mad scramble for power among the political class. It is undertaken i


Courting democracy; Housing disaster?

Thursday, 15 November 2018
A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of


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