UNP, JVP to go to Supreme Court

The United National Party (UNP) and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) have decided to go to the Supreme Court against dissolving the parliament. They will be filing a petition on 12 November. According to the 19th Constitution, the parliament can be dissolved only after the completion of four and half years of the government’s tenure, or with […]

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Mahinda-Maithiri only got 105 Votes, so the Parliament is dissolved to avoid embarrassment.

Sri Lanka president short of votes in crisis campaign Colombo (AFP) – Two weeks into a showdown between rival prime ministers, the Sri Lankan president’s party admitted for the first time Friday that it does not have a majority to get its candidate through a parliamentary vote of confidence. President Maithripala Sirisena named authoritarian former president […]

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TNA Must Seize This Golden Opportunity

THE PROBLEMS OF THE TAMILS WILL NEVER BE SOLVED BY ANY SRI LANKAN GOVERNMENT UNLESS AND UNTIL UN AND INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY INTERVENE AND ENFORCE AN ACCEPTABLE PERMANENT AND GUARANTEED POLITICAL  SETTLEMENT. By Kumarathasan Rasingam – Kumarathasan Rasingam The current volatile political situation is unprecedented in the political history of Sri Lanka and elsewhere in the world when a […]

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Mahinda Rajapaksa took this action because there are several serious lawsuits before courts and they cannot be turned back.

Prof. Wijesuriya expresses deep disappointment in blistering criticism of President Sirisena  Says no pledges were fulfilled, Executive Presidency and anticorruption measures blocked   Holds Sirisena responsible for current strain on democracy, fears civil liberties would vanish if constitutional deadlock remains  Appeals to MPs to put aside differences and uphold the law on 14 Nov.      Founding member of […]

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UK should NOT interfere in our affairs we have Bribed the British MP’s.

Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation, and Official Languages Vasudeva Nanayakkara today slammed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya for meeting diplomats in Parliament, after Parliament was prorogued. In a media statement the Minister said that he was “shocked” that the Speaker entertained diplomats in his Parliament office after Parliament was prorogued, including the Ambassadors of the US and UK. […]

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Situation Report: Desperate Sirisena Contemplates Illegal Dissolution Of Parliament As Numbers Game Collapses

Running out of options President Maithripala Sirisena is getting ready to push Sri Lanka to the brink of lawlessness by dissolving Parliament unconstitutionally on Wednesday night Colombo Telegraph learns. If not on Wednesday night, President Sirisena is contemplating dissolution on Thursday the sources claimed. On Wednesday afternoon Sirisena met with a group of lawyers to discuss his […]

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Offering ”A Ministerial Portfolio and Rs. 200 Million” to get MP’s support was NOT a Bribe says Mahinda group.

SB Dissanayake Admits he Offered UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara 200 Million Rupees and Cabinet Minister Portfolio and Says Making Such Offers are not Bribes.   Minister S.B.Dissanayake today admitted that the UPFA had only the support of 105 MPs at the moment but said they were ready to show 116 on the 14th, the day Parliament reconvenes […]

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