Easwaran Eas

  • Sri Lanka’s President dissolves Parliament

    Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena dissolved Parliament on Friday, cabinet co-spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said. He said that President Maithripala Sirisena has signed the Gazette notice. According to reports, Parliamentary elections are likely to take place in January. The move to dissolve Parliament comes after the ruling United People’s Freedom...
  • US, UK accused of interfering in Sri Lanka’s domestic affairs

    A Sri Lankan Government Minister, on Thursday, accused the United States and the United Kingdom of interfering in the domestic affairs of Sri Lanka. Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation, and Official Languages Vasudeva Nanayakkara slammed Speaker Karu Jayasuriya for meeting diplomats in Parliament, after Parliament was prorogued. In a...
  • Sri Lankan Speaker decides not to recognize new PM in Parliament

    Sri Lanka’s Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has decided to maintain the status quo in Parliament before it was prorogued by the country’s President recently. As a result new Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will not be given the Prime Minister seat in Parliament as the current Government members will need to...
  • Sri Lanka’s President reconvenes Parliament early as crisis continues

    Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday issued notice to reconvene Parliament earlier than he had earlier decided, as a political crisis continued in Sri Lanka. President Maithripala Sirisena decided to reconvene Parliament on November 14th, just two days earlier than the date he had initially fixed. President Sirisena...
  • Sri Lankan monk Athuraliye Rathana to back caretaker Government

    Parliamentarian, the venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero has decided to support the caretaker Government including the appointment of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister. The venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero said that he feels the appointment of Rajapaksa is Constitutional. The monk said that the coalition Government was formed between...
  • Sri Lanka wants travel advisories lifted

    COLOMBO, Nov. 3 (APD) – Sri Lanka’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama, on Saturday, said that there was no justification for travel advisories issued by a few countries against Sri Lanka this week. He said the travel advisories were not required since there have been no incidents...
  • Sri Lanka now says Parliament unlikely to meet on Monday

    United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Susil Premjayantha says Parliament is unlikely to meet on Monday. He told reporters today that Parliament needs time to prepare to meet and there is not enough time to meet on Monday. Premjayantha said that news reports claiming Parliament will meet on Monday...
  • Sri Lanka introduces new initiatives to revive the economy

    The Government today introduced a set of new initiatives in an attempt to revive the economy. The Finance Ministry said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Mahinda Rajapaksa, have raised concerns regarding the serious setback in the economy as reflected in...
  • Mahinda to be allocated PM’s seat in Parliament

    Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be allocated the Prime Minister’s seat in Parliament, the Speaker’s office said. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has said he will not obstruct Rajapaksa from sitting in the Prime Minister’s seat in Parliament at the next Parliament session....