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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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Primary industries on the correct path – Daya Gamage

The primary industries ministry implemented a number of productive programmes in the past two years to realize the government objective to help export earnings achieve a broad-based improvement, says primary industries minister Daya Gamage. He was speaking at the launch of the EU Technical assistance to the agriculture modernization project …

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UNP vows to defeat NCM with comfortable majority

The UNP yesterday said that it was confident of defeating the no-confidence motion moved by the Joint Opposition (JO) against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with what it called a comfortable majority in Parliament tomorrow.   UNP Deputy General Secretary and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told a media briefing at Sirikotha …

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