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Taboo to SLFPers  👤1688

2017-01-21 13:38:16

SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake says if any SLFP member decides to support other political parties, disciplinary action will be instituted against them based on the Party's Constitution, which prohibits it.

JVP ups Anti-Govt Initiatives  👤1686

2017-01-21 12:31:10

The JVP plans to launch its new political front and movement, aimed at defeating the government's anti-people programme, in Maharagama on 22 January.

Tamil ‘State Language’ in Tamil Majority Areas  👤1716

2017-01-21 11:33:20

Several Tamil and Muslim political parties are planning to submit to the Constitutional Assembly, seven major suggestions ahead of the drafting of the new Constitution.

Delimitation report gazetted soon  👤1699

2017-01-21 10:31:46

Copies of the final report compiled by the Delimitation Committee with recommendation to formulate a new electoral system will be handed over to all parties represented in Parliament to obtain Parliament's views on the issue.

SLFP moots LG polls under ‘FPP’  👤1704

2017-01-21 09:01:22

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary, Minister of Agriculture Duminda Dissanayake, says the Party will shortly be submitting to the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government, Faiszer Musthapha, a proposal to hold the 2017 LG polls based on the first-past-the-post (FPP) system.

PM to attend 4th ministerial consultation next week  👤1041

2017-01-20 15:16:52

The fourth Ministerial consultation of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue which will see the participation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to take place next week, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) stated.

Sri Lanka to offer Trinco port to India – Fonseka  👤1066

2017-01-20 13:21:12

The decision on handing over the Trincomalee Port to India will be taken soon, Minister of Regional Development Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said.

Two ministries to seek Cabinet approval  👤1082

2017-01-20 10:01:42

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, along with the Ministry of Ports, would be drafting a joint Cabinet Paper seeking the approval for the Oruvil Port development project.

‘Free Wimal’ protest today  👤1819

2017-01-16 13:26:21

A protest organized by the National Freedom Party (NFF) in collaboration with the Joint Opposition (JO) will be held in front of the Fort Railway Station at 3 p.m. today.

EC summons Party Secys  👤1807

2017-01-16 12:36:11

Secretaries of all political parties have been summoned to the Elections Commission (EC) today (16).

MP Weerakumara Disanayake to FCID   👤1651

2017-01-16 11:30:51

MP Weerakumara Disanayake arrives at FCID to make a statement on allegations of misusing vehicles belonging to Presidential Secretariat.

UNP’s Sattar to sign DAC report  👤1778

2017-01-16 10:40:53

The representative of the United National Party (UNP) in the Delimitation Appeals Committee (DAC), Misbah Sattar, is to sign the committee's report today, Chairman of the Committee Asoka Peiris said.

Sri Lanka eyes oil imports from Iran  👤1807

2017-01-16 10:21:23

In a meeting with Iran's FM Zarif, Sri Lankan Minister of Science, Technology and Research Susil Premajayantha, announced that Sri Lanka is still interested in purchasing oil and related products from the Islamic Republic.

Ranil off to Davos  👤1914

2017-01-16 09:41:55

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will leave for Davos, Switzerland today, to attend the 2017 World Economic Summit.

Mangala flies to Sweden  👤1978

2017-01-16 09:32:45

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will travel to Sweden tomorrow (17), at the invitation of Sweden's Minister of Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.

Immediate program essential to alleviate some public attitudes on Police - President  👤1078

2017-01-15 14:18:18

President Maithripala Sirisena emphasized the necessity of paying attention immediately to improve the mutual relationship between police and the public and thereby change the public attitudes on the police service.

Australia supports tourism related marketing  👤1486

2017-01-12 13:33:14

The government of Australia has presented a proposal to implement marketing facilities project investing 12 million Australian Dollars within four years, said Minister of Parliamentary Reforms and Mass Media Gayantha Karunathilaka.

Regaining GSP + is a victory of all - PM  👤1628

2017-01-12 09:58:02

Receiving the GSP + concession back to the country is not a victory of the good governance government, but of all the Sri Lankans, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a special statement.

Foreign Minister to undertake official visit to the UK  👤1137

2017-01-08 14:20:08

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera will undertake an official visit to the United Kingdom from 9 to14 January 2017.

Modi urged to stop arrest of fishermen; Tamil Nadu CM sends another note  👤1388

2017-01-07 14:45:32

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam has sent another letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to bring an end to the arrest of Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy.

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