• 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 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...
  • Sri Lanka’s Parliament to convene on Monday to resolve crisis

    Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena is to convene Parliament on Monday to resolve a deepening political crisis in the country. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Thursday, said that the President had conveyed the decision to convene Parliament on Monday to him. The move comes after the President last week prorogued...
  • UNF to form new national Govt.: Rajitha

    While stating that it will form a new national government, the United National Front (UNF) yesterday invited all parties to join it. UNF seniors Rajitha Senaratne, Kabir Hashim and Patali Champika Ranwaka who revealed this to the media at Temple Trees yesterday said any party interested could join the...