Rajapaksa ends 50-year association with SLFP, joins newly-formed SLPP

45 ViewsThe former President obtained the membership of the SLPP, launched by his supporters, on Sunday morning. Sri Lanka’s Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed Prime Minister in a controversial move by President Maithripala Sirisena, on Sunday ended his five-decade-long association with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and joined the newly-formed Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP). […]

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Namal will be joining the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

34 ViewsNamal Rajapaksa‏Verified account @RajapaksaNamal 3h3 hours ago More I am joining the @PodujanaParty effective immediately.” Rajapaksa said in tweet today (10). We will strive to create a broader coalition with many stakeholders under the leadership of @MaithripalaS & @PresRajapaksa to face the upcoming General Election and come out victorious. A member of the Sri Lanka Freedom […]

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Wimal appointed Housing  Minister

27 Viewsjathaka Nidahas peramuna leader and   UPFA MP Wimal Weerawansa was appointed as the Minister of Housing and Social Welfare by President Maithipala Sirisena  at the president secretariat,Today (09) Secretary to the President Udaya R Seneviratne was also present on this occasion, the PMD said. Weerawansa had also served as Housing Minister under the government […]

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Several more ministers take oath

39 ViewsAnother group of Parliamentarians were sworn in as Cabinet Ministers, State Ministers before President Maithripala Sirisena today (08) at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. Accordingly, newly appointed ministers are as follows: Cabinet Ministers Susil Premajayantha: Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Justice Bandula Gunawardena: Minister of International Trade and Investment Promotion State Ministers […]

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Chamal, S.B., Pavithra get ministerial portfolios

34 ViewsSeveral new Cabinet Ministers have been sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena today (07) at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. Newly appointed ministers: Chamal Rajapaksa: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine S.B. Dissanayake: Minister of Highways and Road Development Pavithra Wanniarachchi: State Minister of Petroleum Resources Development

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Speaker, faking a crisis-Former Deputy Speaker

39 ViewsFormer Deputy Speaker and MP Thilanga Sumathipala yesterday charged Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as deliberately misleading the House and the country by politicizing procedures and maxims of Parliament by his UN-speaker-like conduct. “He meets with ambassadors and holds discussions about addressing the country’s political problems, consistently highlighting that summoning of Parliament forthwith is a sine […]

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