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Amidst scenes of pandemonium, a no confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Government was rushed through Parliament last mo ..

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CB injects liquidity with rate change

Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:06 Views - 987

The Central Bank yesterday reduced the Statutory Reserve Ratio (SRR) by 1.50 percentage points with the aim of injecting Rs. 90 billion into the marke

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UNF no longer considers MR the Prime Minister

Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:04 Views - 318

United National Front (UNF) MP Patali Champika Ranawaka said that they would not let MP Mahinda Rajapaksa make any statement in the capacity of Prime

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Ceylinco Life’s 9-month net profit up 62% to Rs. 3.28 billion

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:41 Views - 55

Ceylinco Life has carried its strong first half performance into the third quarter of the year, posting impressive top and bottom line growth for the

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LB Finance records Rs 4.5 billion profit before tax in 1H 2018

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10 Views - 68

LB Finance PLC, Sri Lanka’s leading non-banking financial service provider, showcased a resounding growth for the first six months of the year as at

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JVP says NCM duly passed

Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:05 Views - 215

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake defended the process by which the no confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Government

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War of words between President and Speaker escalates

Thursday, 15 November 2018 01:04 Views - 653

President Maithripala Sirisena last night escalated a war of words with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, accusing him of disregarding the Constitution, Standi

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Business Today holds TOP 30 2017-2018 & Business Today

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10 Views - 117

Special Recognition Awards Business Today recognised the TOP 30 best performing corporates in Sri Lanka for 2017-2018 on Monday, reflecting the steady

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CB ready to meet $ 1.5 b debt repayments in Jan. and April

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:01 Views - 277

Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy yesterday assured multiple provisions were being made to raise money to meet 2019 debt repayments thro

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Sampanthan says Legislature has proven its independency

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:59 Views - 92

The Leader of the Opposition and TNA Leader R. Sampanthan yesterday declared that the Legislature of the country has shown its independence. He made t

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US Envoy glad Parliament fulfilling constitutional role once again

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:58 Views - 103

US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz yesterday said she was glad that the Parliament was once again fulfilling its constitutional role. The ne

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Speaker to decide on new seating arrangement today

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:58 Views - 708

The new seating arrangement in Parliament will be decided by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya this morning in the wake of the no confidence motion passed again

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Sirisena-MR Govt. still stands, says Cabinet Spokesman

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:58 Views - 136

Refusing to accept the results of the no confidence motion moved in Parliament yesterday, the two Cabinet Spokesmen appointed by President Maithripala

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Counter Terrorism bill not consistent with Constitution, SC tells P’ment

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:58 Views - 251

The Supreme Court has determined that in terms of Article 123(1) of the Constitution, Clauses 4(a), 4(b) and 68(5) of the Counter Terrorism Bill (CTB)

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UNP to hold a massive rally today at Lipton Circus

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:57 Views - 1434

The United National Party (UNP) will hold a mass protest rally at Lipton Circus in Colombo today at 3 p.m. Members of the Maha Sangha, civil organisat

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President has powers to move to people’s referendum: Professionals for Sri Lanka

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:47 Views - 804

As sovereignty remains with the people, Professionals for Sri Lanka yesterday pointed out that if the current political instability could not be solve

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Luck runs out for Sri Lanka’s Lord of the Rings

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:46 Views - 1470

AFP: Among Sri Lankans, political veteran Mahinda Rajapaksa earned the nickname “Lord of the Rings” thanks to his taste for gem-laden rings and an

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Sri Lanka crisis escalates as Parliament turns against President

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:44 Views - 226

asia.nikkei.com (Bangkok): President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday suffered another setback in his grab for greater Executive authority, with Parl

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

Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:44 Views - 849

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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Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as new Prime Minister

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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


Sri Lanka’s Judiciary in its finest hour

Thursday, 15 November 2018
“We must never forget that the only real source of power we as judges can tap is the respect of the people” –Justice Thurgood Marshall


When scholars turn slayers of reason

Thursday, 15 November 2018
“… I think, that the intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty of representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude,


A stable democracy is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of Sri Lankans

Thursday, 15 November 2018
In Sri Lanka, despite the complexity of overlapping policies, the slow pace in implementing economic policies has been of central concern in the past


Way forward for the Govt.

Thursday, 15 November 2018
The President, and all political leaders represented in the Legislature, collectively pledge to form a bi-partisan representative National Council of


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