Sri Lanka parliament passes no-confidence motion against Mahinda Rajapaksa

26 ViewsSri Lanka’s parliament passed a motion of no-confidence in the controversially appointed government of Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court overturned a presidential decree dissolving the legislature. In a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan Parliament on Wednesday passed a no-confidence motion against the government headed by […]

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Special statement by President (Video)

38 Views This is the third occasion in 14 days I am addressing you to explain recent developments. First, on October 26 I explained my views to you after appointing Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister. Then, at the meeting held at Ape Gama in Battaramulla on 5th November, I explained the political views to you. […]

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Sirisena dissolves Sri Lanka Parliament, polls on January 5

44 ViewsMove comes hours after UPFA-led front admitted to being short of majority Avoiding a resolution to Sri Lanka’s political crisis through Parliament, President Maithripala Sirisena late on Friday dissolved the House. The move came just hours after his political front admitted to lacking the majority needed for its controversially installed Prime Minister to be declared legitimate. […]

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president says, not reappoint Ranil

37 ViewsPresident Maithripala Sirisena reportedly told the TNA parliamentary group yesterday that he would not reappoint UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister even if his party secured a majority in Parliament. He met with the TNA delegation on Wednesday and discussed the current political situation. He reportedly asked the TNA to abstain from […]

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New Secretaries appointed to 12 ministries

48 ViewsNew Secretaries have been appointed to twelve Ministries at the Presidential Secretariat today (30). The new Secretaries received their letters of appointment from President Maithripala Sirisena. Hemasiri Fernando, who is the current Chairman of the People’s Bank and the Board of Investment (BoI), has been appointed as the new Defence Secretary. Sri Lanka’s former […]

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Sampanthan meets new PM

36 ViewsDN learns that Mr. Sampanthan had met with the new Prime Minister at his official residence in Wijerama Mawatha. The Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader had reportedly convened about the situation in the country. It’s also understoof that the TNA MPs have been summoned to Colombo to discuss on the future political activities. […]

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New Cabinet is Sworn In

30 Views The new Cabinet of Ministers was sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. New Cabinet: 1.  Mahinda Rajapaksa: Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs 2.  Nimal Siripala de Silva: Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation 3.  Dr. Sarath Amunugama: Minister of Foreign Affairs 4.  Mahinda Samarasinghe: Minister of […]

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President and the Prime Minister on religious rituals at Thissamaharamaya

41 ViewsThe National Vap Magul Ceremony was held at Thissmaharamaya, Sandagirigoda Welyaya under the patronage of the President Maithripala Sirisena today (29). Prior to that the religious rituals were conducted at the Thissamaharama Raja Maha Viharaya with the participation of both, President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda rajapaksa. Chief Incumbent of Thissamaharamaya Raja Maha […]

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