Tussle over appointment of Opposition Leader

More than 40 MPs have handed over a document to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya requesting him to appoint NDF candidate Sajith Premadasa as leader of the Opposition, MP Ajith P. Perera told Daily Mirror today.

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Sajith loyalists to lobby for complete reforms within UNP

Sajith loyalists will struggle for a complete reform within the UNP initially, while forming another party would be the second option, an MP who lobbied for Mr. Premadasa’s candidacy said yesterday.

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New Cabinet to be sworn in today

Fifteen Cabinet ministers to be sworn in this morning to serve in the government for an interim period till the general election is conducted, following the dissolution of parliament after March 1 next year.

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Giving false evidence at Bond Commission

Court informed Ravi K had given entire statement

State Counsel Nadee Aparna Suwadurugoda today informed Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that former Minister Ravi Karunanayake had given the entire statement regarding the inquiry conducted in connection with giving false evidence at the Bond Commission on August 2, 2015.

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SLFP decides to expel Fowzie

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to expel its MP A. H. M. Fowzie from the party, SLFP Spokesman and MP Weerakumara Dissanayake said today.

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NPC approves transfer of SSP Shani Abeysekera

The National Police Commission (NPC) today approved a request made by Acting IGP Chandana Wickremeratne to transfer Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Director SSP Shani Abeysekera.

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Tussle over appointment of Opposition Leader

UNP Parliamentary Group should resolve it: Speaker

The issue that had arisen on the post of the Opposition Leader has to be resolved by the UNP Parliamentary Group as it is an internal matter where the party is concerned, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya remarked during the meeting of the Committee on Parliamentary Business held at the parliamentary complex today.

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Office for National Unity and Reconciliation

CBK quits from post of chairperson

The chairperson of the Office for National Unity and Reconciliation (ONUR) former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has resigned from her post as chairperson of the ONUR.

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False news on decisions: Prez says decisions will only be conveyed officially

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today commented on false news circulating on social media claiming to be statements and decisions made by him and said his decisions would only be communicated officially.

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Mahinda sworn in as new Prime Minister

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn-in as the new Prime Minister before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago.

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Ranil nominated Opposition Leader

The United National Party (UNP) today nominated its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to be appointed the Opposition Leader of Parliament despite a request by a section of the party to offer it to presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, an official said.

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Ranil resigns as Prime Minister

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has tendered his resignation to President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa this morning, UNP media said.

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Bread price reduced by Rs.5

Price of a 450g loaf of bread has been reduced by Rs.5 with immediate effect, All Ceylon Bakery Owner’s Association (ACBOA) said.

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New governors appointed

New governors appointed for six provinces took their oaths before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning.

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Sajith was too hasty to contest the presidency: Ven. Dhammissara Thera

While claiming that UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa was too hasty to have contested the presidential election, Eksath Bhikku Peramuna Secretary Ven. Bopitiye Dhammissara Thera said he could have easily won it if he had contested the presidential election after another five years.

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Will sue disturbers of peace: Defence Secy.

Regardless of title or position, stringent legal action will be taken against any individual who attempts to disturb national peace, newly-appointed Defence Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne said yesterday.

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Fairly heavy rainfall expected today: Met.Dept

Fairly heavy rainfall can be expected in most areas of the country today evening, the Meteorology Department said.

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Choose opposition leader through democratic means: Patali

Former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka who supported presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa said that the UNP parliamentary group should be given the chance to select the opposition leader of parliament through a ballot.

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Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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Cartoon of the day

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MCC and the transition to economic growth W. A. Wijewardena

The much-debated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact for Sri Lanka promises funding for transport infrastructure development and land acces...

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‘Use brains not emotions when voting’ -Duminda Nagamuwa

While much of the election spotlight is focused on the presidential candidates of the major parties, those of smaller parties struggle to have their v...

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Economics numbers in Gotabaya’s manifesto not credible -Eran Wickramaratne

State Minister of Finance, Eran Wickramaratne, one of the members of the team which penned the manifesto of New Democratic Alliance’s Presidential c...

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Rajapaksas are playing the Racist card - TNA

All the political parties affiliated to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) representing the Tamil community especially in the North and East, have pled...

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Lorry with 200 broilers topples

More than 200 poultry fowls have been killed when a lorry transporting them along the Minneriya - Hingurakgoda Main Road veered off the road and toppled near the Kothalawala Junction last morning (29)...

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Son dumps mother’s body into forest

The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

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With the election of the new President and resignation of the Prime Minister, should Sri Lanka go in for a quick general election to form a clear government?