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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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GMOA complains of move to amend Medical Ordinance

Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne was under pressure from some NGOs to amend the Medical Ordinance and restructure the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) to suit their sinister agendas, the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA) charged yesterday.   GMOA Secretary Dr. Haritha Aluthge told the media that a senior journalist …

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