Saturday, February 17, 2018

Ranjan to work towards a truce between Prez and PM

Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake said yesterday he had met President Maithripala Sirisena to bring about a truce with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and iron out any differences between them.

He said he met the President as a peace maker. “I am a symbol of

We need urgent political reforms: JHU

While highlighting the need to introduce political reforms, Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secreatry and Minister, Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday the government should be humble enough to accept the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) as the main opposition in Parliament.

He said in a statement that it was clear from the votes obtained by

Conflict resolved: Ranil remains as PM: Cabinet on Thursday

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had told a group of young MP’s who had gone to meet him this morning (17) that they should understand the predicament faced by President Maithripala Sirisena and remain calm, that Susil Premajantha and SLFP would join the

Dissolving parliament early a dream?

As there are 62 new MPs in parliament through the 2015 General election, passing a proposal to hold a sudden election would be an arduous task, according to parliament sources.

These new MPs will be entitled to a pension, only if they remain in

Snag in Bellanwila Thera’s investigations!

A legal complication has arisen with regard to the post-mortem examination of the late Ven. Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera, as the inquest had been done by the Boralesgamuwa coroner whereas it should have been done by the Colombo city coroner.

When we contacted the Colombo City Coroner Attorney Iresha

2020 Presidential election: Sajith refuses

Sajith Premadasa is said to have turn down a request made by the UNP leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, for him to prepare to contest at the next Presidential election, Ravaya newspaper reported.

The newspaper had reported that Ranil Wickremesinghe had made

Implement 25% Quota for Women in LG polls : Rosy

In reference to the statement made by Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya that the implementation of the 25% quota for women in local government elections is uncertain, Colombo's Mayor-elect Rosy Senanayake urged the EC Chairman to take steps to implement the 25% Quota for Women in LG polls immediately.

Issuing a press release, she said the 2017 Local Authorities

UNP must undergo drastic changes soon: Sujeewa

While rejecting reports that he would quit the UNP, State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said yesterday said he would resign from the post of party electoral organiser if party did not undergo drastic and immediate changes.

He said UNP MPs including Ministers Ajith P. Perera, Harsha De

Prime Minister's post: Speaker's name proposed

The fissures within the unity government over the post of Prime Minister have been widened with a group of UNP MPs pushing for the appointment of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as the Prime Minister.

This proposal has already been placed before the party’s

Friday, February 16, 2018

I’ll continue as PM under the Constitution: Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told a news conference at Temple Trees today that he would continue as the Prime Minister according to the provisions of the Constitution.

Commenting about the party leadership crisis, he said the UNP