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Judicature debate put off

The debate on Judicature (Amendment) Bill scheduled for yesterday was postponed pending amendments in accordance with the inconsistencies pointed out by the Supreme Court.   Leader of the House Minister Lakshman Kiriella informed the House that the debate on the Judicature (Amendment) Bill could not be held until necessary amendments …

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Stay order against Gotabaya extended

The Court of Appeal today extended the stay order issued on the FCID, preventing it from taking action on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa under the Public Property Act, until July 3. Granting leave to proceed with the petition filed by the former Defence Secretary, the judge bench comprising Appeal …

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A new cabinet from Monday – Minister Rajitha

The government of Sri Lanka is expected to have a new cabinet of ministers from Monday following the defeat of the no-confidence motion brought by the Joint Opposition against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe comfortably defeated the no-confidence motion with a majority of 46 votes in the 225-member …

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Minister Kabir Hashim resigns from UNP General Secretary post

Minister of Higher education and Highways Kabir Hashim stated that he resigned from the post of General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP). “I decided to take this decision for the reorganization of the UNP after the no-confidence motion,” he said. A senior spokesperson from the UNP headquarters Sirikotha …

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National government will continue-PM

Soon after defeating the no-confidence motion against him in Parliament, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the media that the current National government will continue with the members who remain in it. “We lost some of our members but we will continue to govern with those who remain with us,” he said. The …

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PM to meet Prez today

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the media last night that he would meet President Maithripala Sirisena today.   “I will tell him that we must protect the January 08 victory and we must safeguard the principles that we were elected on.”   Although some elements that supported the government in …

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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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