Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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SL Parl finally takes up debate on 22nd constitutional amendment

The much-anticipated parliamentary debate for the adoption of the 22nd Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution aimed at empowering Parliament over the executive president started on Thursday after two previous postponements due to strong opposition from the ruling SLPP party.The...

Sri Lankan president under fire over govt expansion amidst economic crisis

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe has come under fire from the Opposition over his government expansion with 37 state ministers and with moves underway to appoint at least 12 more Cabinet ministers soon at a time when the island...

SL’s Tamil party supports Prez call to form national govt

Sri Lanka’s main Tamil minority party TNA on Monday announced that it will support President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s efforts to form an all-party national government to help the bankrupt country to recover from the worst economic crisis.R Sampanthan, a veteran...

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition SJB says ready to lead new government

Sri Lanka’s main opposition party Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) on Monday said it is ready to lead the next government to bring stability to the bankrupt island nation as it grapples with political and economic crises and any resistance...

SL prez Gotabaya wins no- trust motion

A no-confidence motion tabled by the Opposition against Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was defeated in Parliament on Tuesday, in a comfortable win for the embattled President amidst nationwide protests demanding his resignation due to the country’s worst-ever economic...

SL main Opposition decides to offer conditional support to new govt

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) on Monday said it would offer conditional support to the interim all-party government headed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to help tackle the country’s crippling economic and political crisis. Wickremesinghe,...

Oppn not to be part of Lankan government

Oppn says it will support its economic recovery programme from outside Most of the Opposition parties in Sri Lanka on Friday announced that they would not become a part of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s interim government but would support its...

Wickremesinghe sworn in as new SL new PM

Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Thursday sworn-in as Sri Lanka’s new prime minister, days after his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned following violent protests over the worst economic crisis in the debt-ridden island nation.The 73-year-old United National Party (UNP)...

SL Oppn rejects Prez Rajapaksa’s offer to form interim government

Sri Lanka’s main Opposition SJB said on Sunday that it has rejected an offer by embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to its leader Sajith Premadasa to head an interim government, amid continued political uncertainty in the country which is now...

SL govt appoints constitutional reform committee

Sri Lanka’s Opposition parties are bracing to move no trust motions against the SLPP coalition government in Parliament on Wednesday, even as the embattled government announced the appointment of a Cabinet sub-committee to look into proposal for a new...