How And Why The TNA Helped Defeat The No Confidence Motion Against Premier Wickremesinghe

By D.B.S.Jeyaraj In the seven decade long history of Independent Sri Lanka’s legislature there have been two no confidence motions and related debates that are unprecedented and unparalleled. The first was in 1981 when members of the then United National Party (UNP) Govt brought and passed a no confidence motion against the former leader of opposition […]

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President for continuation of joint administration – UPFA Gen. Secy

UPFA General Secretary and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera yesterday said the Ministers, Deputy Ministers and State Ministers who had voted in favour of the No Confidence Motion (NCM) moved by the Joint Opposition (JO) would not be stripped of their portfolios. Addressing the media, at his Ministry auditorium in Maligawatta, Minister […]

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If anyone in the opposition had brought a no-confidence motion during the Rajapaksa era, his head would have been floating in the Nilwala River.

A sharply divided House debated the crucial no-faith motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for 12 full hours on Wednesday. As hectic backroom negotiations on the final numbers each side could muster to ensure the failure or success of the motion continued outside the chamber, parliamentarians locked horns and traded barbs in fiery speeches, taking […]

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President betrayed us cries Dullas

By W. K. Prasad Manju Matara District, Member of Parliament of the Joint Opposition Dullas Alahapperuma says that the motion against the Prime Minister will not be the final no-confidence motion. “Due to this no-confidence motion, the two-thirds majority the government had boasted of, has been lost. That in itself is a big victory. Finally, […]

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Geneva 2018 and its aftermath

By Neville Ladduwahetty Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana opened his address to the UN Human Rights Council at the 37th Secession by referring to a section from President Sirisena’s 100 Day Programme; he stress, inter alia: “… the government’s firm commitment to the advancement of reconciliation, the rule of law, good governance, human rights, […]

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Stormy Session of SLFP Central Committee Meeting Shows Party Is Heading For Split With One Faction Wanting To Quit Govt And Another Opposing it

Stormy Session of SLFP Central Committee Meeting Shows Party Is Heading For Split With One Faction Wanting To Quit Govt And Another Opposing it By Rathindra Kuruwita The SLFP Central Committee, following a stormy session last night, resolved that all SLFP ministers boycott today’s Cabinet meeting. It, however, didn’t take a final decision on whether […]

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Another crude bid to capture national political power by Rajapaksha Family

Crude Attempt of Joint Opposition Disgracefully Aided And Abetted By Sections of Sirisena’s SLFP To Capture Political Power Ends In Failure By Kishali Pinto Jayawardene A crude bid to capture national political power by the so-called Joint Opposition, disgracefully aided and abetted by a section of President Maithripala Sirisena’s Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) failed this […]

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Mahinda’s SLPP Racist party opposes land release to Tamil civilians by military.

Mahinda’s new Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party today claimed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had made a deal with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to get its (16 MP’s) support to defeat the no-confidence motion against him. New Sinhala racist party SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris said according to the agreement 650 acres of land illegally occupied […]

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Rs 16M to restore 72 Hindu temples

Hindu places of worship, in the Eastern Province, that were damaged during the separatist war are to be restored after more than 12 years. Funds for the renovation of damaged Hindu temples, in the Batticaloa and Ampara Districts, were distributed to the trustees of the temples at the Navatkuda Cultural Hall in Batticaloa on Saturday […]

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NPC member to protest illegal settlements

Provincial Councillors in the North are set to stage a mass protest, outside the Mullaitivu District Secretariat tomorrow (10), against creating new settlements by bringing outsiders in the Mahaweli development area of the Mullaitivu District.The protest, to create awareness on illegal settlements in the district will commence at 3p.m. tomorrow according to Northern Provincial Councillor […]

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Livelihood development for Jaffna District under reconciliation initiatives

The Ministry of National Integration and Reconciliation, under the direction of His Excellency the President as the Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, has initiated  livelihood development programs to support  the conflict-affected community, which covers internally displaced persons, refugee returnees, women headed families, rehabilitated ex-combatants, families of missing persons, and low income families. Under this […]

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EU’s Committee on International Trade says ‘Not satisfied’ over Kandy riots

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan The visiting European Parliament Committee on International Trade (INTA) said that they are not ‘satisfied’ with the Kandy riots that erupted recently even when there was adequate Police protection being provided to those attacked. They thus urged the Government to ensure that there is no impunity from prosecution of the perpetrators, […]

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Ranil Accepted 10 Proposals Submitted by TNA In Return for Support of 16 MP’s Against No Confidence Motion

Ranil Accepted 10 Proposals Submitted by TNA In Return for Support of 16 MP’s Against No Confidence Motion Vote In Parliament Reveals Mannar MP Selvam Adaikkalanathan. By Dinasena Ratugamage Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Vanni District MP Selvam Addaikalanathan yesterday said that UNP leader and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe had accepted ten of its proposals in return […]

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Maithiri has betrayed both the SLFP and the UNP cries Rajapaksha

Hambantota MP Namal Rajapaksa Flays Maithripala Sirisena as a Habitual Betrayer Who Has Now Betrayed Both the UNP and SLFP In the No Confidence Motion Issue. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s legislator son Namal fathered the failure to topple Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on President Maithripala Sirisena, hours after a humiliation in the national parliament. “President […]

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