Wednesday, November 30, 2022

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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...

Dinesh Gunawardena appointed SL’s PM; 18-member Cabinet sworn in

Dinesh Gunawardena, a veteran politician and a close ally of the Rajapaksa family, was appointed on Friday as Sri Lanka’s prime minister as President Ranil Wickremesinghe swore in his 18-member Cabinet in the hope of ending the political instability...

Alahapperuma in fray to become next SL Prez

Dullas Alahapperuma of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party is one of the candidates who is in the race to become the Sri Lankan president, reports News18.com.The presidential election was triggered when Gotabaya Rajapaksa, of the same party,...

Process on to elect new SL president

Sri Lanka’s Parliament held a special session on Saturday to start the process of electing a new president on July 20 following the resignation of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, with four contenders, including acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe joining the race to...

3 in fray for next SL Prez

A three-pronged battle is set to take place for the selection of the next Sri Lankan President by approval of Parliament on July 20, state media reported.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Dalles Alahapperuma and...

Sri Lankan parties agree to form all-party interim govt

Sri Lanka’s Opposition parties on Sunday decided to form an all-party interim government after President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe agreed to resign in the wake of unprecedented street protests during which both leaders’ houses were stormed...

Lanka’s ex-finance minister Basil resigns from Parl

Basil Rajapaksa, the youngest brother of Sri Lanka’s president and former finance minister, resigned from his parliamentary seat on Thursday, the second such resignation from the cash-strapped government in a month from the powerful Rajapaksa family amid massive public...

Rumblings within Lanka govt over 21st Amendment

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s plan to introduce the 21st Amendment to the Constitution to empower Parliament over the executive president has met with resistance within the ruling SLPP coalition, party sources said on Wednesday.Wickremesinghe on Sunday batted...