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No confidence motion against PM defeated

The no confidence motion  against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was defeated in Parliament with a majority of 46 votes. It is  said that 76 MPs voted in favour and 122 voted against while 26 MPs were absent during the vote. Parliament commenced debating the no-faith motion brought by the Joint …

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TNA to vote against no-confidence motion

Opposition Leader R Sampanthan says that the wording and timing of the no-confidence motion, which seeks to implicate the Prime Minister with the bond scam, are indicative of the pursuit of a political agenda through the motion rather than fixing responsibility in regard to the bond scam. “The question must …

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Two-thirds majority necessary for special High Courts

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday informed Parliament that the Supreme Court had determined that the Judicature (Amendment) Bill was inconsistent with the Constitution.   Announcing the Supreme Court decision, the Speaker said: “I wish to announce the determination of the Supreme Court on the Bill titled Judicature (Amendment) in respect of …

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Governor reshuffle on the cards?

Speculation is rife that the government is contemplating to initiate steps to reshuffle all the provincial governors within the next few days. The President had previously summoned all Governors to discuss this matter while the new Governors are likely to be sworn in on April 6, according to government sources. …

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SLMC to defeat no-confidence motion against PM

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has decided to defeat the motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, when it is taken up for vote in Parliament today. The SLMC’s Supreme Council convened today and decided to vote against the motion, SLMC leader Minister Rauf Hakeem said. “As …

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PM assures UNP reforms immediately after no-confidence vote

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has informed the UNP Parliamentary Group that party reforms will be carried out immediately after the conclusion of the no-confidence motion against him and the government which is to be taken up for debate tomorrow (4). During the meeting of the UNP Parliamentary Group held today …

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