Ranil-Maithri meet last night ; swearing-in tomorrow!

President Maithripala Sirisena and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had met last night (13), according to sources from the Presidential Media Division.

The President is said to have agreed to give the Premiership to the

President approves Malinga as Captain for NZ Tour

Lasith Malinga has been appointed as the Captain of the Sri Lanka ODI and T20I teams for Sri Lanka’s tour in New Zealand, stated Sri Lanka Cricket.

President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the squad for the Tour in the absence of a functioning Sports Minister.

Accordingly, the following 17 players have been approved to

Meeting of SLFP with President and Mahinda

A meeting of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) representatives, chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa will be held today (14).

MP Mahindanada Aluthgamage stated that the meeting is set to be held tonight; yet, n exact time has not been decided yet.

Meanwhile, a meeting of Party Leaders who support Sri Lanka

Ranil seeks fuller SC bench to hear MR’s appeal

Lawyers of UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe have filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a Fuller Bench to hear Mahinda Rajapaksa's appeal against the interim order given by the Court of Appeal barring him and the cabinet from functioning.

Meanwhile, another motion has been filed in the Supreme Court by

UNP has to mull coalition again: Susil

The United National Party (UNP) would have to think of forming a coalition Government if it were to form a Government, UPFA MP Susil Premajayantha said.

Addressing a news briefing yesterday, he said that although Ranil Wickremesinghe obtained 117 votes at the Vote on Confidence in

Possibility of a quick end: Ajith Perera

Stating that there is a possibility of a quick end to the present political crisis in the country, UNP MP Ajith P. Perera yesterday said his party has had discussions with SLFP and with some in SLPP.

“We have been talking to various political parties,” he said while

Won’t let UPFA ally with UNP: Prez

The President assured that he would not allow the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to ally with the United National Party (UNP) to form a government again, UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said the President expressed these

Dissolution of Parliament unconstitutional – SC

The Supreme Court announces verdict stating that the gazette notification dissolving the parliament is not in accordance with the constitution. The seven-member judge bench unanimously made this judgment stating that it was illegal to dissolve the parliament before its 4.5 year term limit.

Sri Lanka was on the edge, ahead of the crucial Supreme Court

Case against Gamini Senarath postponed to January

The Permanent High Court Trial-at-Bar today (13) heard the case against former President’s Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others for allegedly misappropriating Rs 500 million in funds belong to Litro Gas.

The case was taken up before the Special High Court three-judge

Extra Police security near Supreme Court

Extra Police security has been deployed around the Supreme Court complex, stated Ada Derana reporter. The Supreme Court will be delivering its verdict on the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament at 4 pm this evening (13).

The Supreme Court last Friday (Dec. 7) concluded the hearing of the petitions filed challenging the Gazette notification dissolving