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Adjournment of Parliament is a serious democratic violation: Rauff Hakeem
Published Date: 06/11/2018 (Tuesday)
Following is an extract of the interview Rauff Hakeem had with BBC Tamil and Sinhala Services at the Parliament. Q: Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has seven members in the Parliament.What is your position on the current political situation? We have called for an immediate convention of the Parliament. Upon our individual and collective requests, the Speaker had arranged today’s discussion. Meanwhile, we have pointed out to him that we have more majority than the requirement.
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Sirisena stands strong
Published Date: 06/11/2018 (Tuesday)
• Says will not back down from stance, denies appointment of new PM illegal • Justifies appointment of MR, says it was only option after Karu and Sajith turned him down • Believes he has 113 MPs to hold Parliament • Slams UNP governance, insists Ranil made unpopular and individual decisions
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FR case against prorogation of Parliament: AG says SC cannot go into the matter
Published Date: 06/11/2018 (Tuesday)
The Rights Petition against the prorogation of Parliament cannot be taken up in Court because the prorogation is a decision taken by the President, the Attorney General stated yesterday (5), raising preliminary objections on the matter. Additional Solicitor General Indika Demuni de Silva with Deputy Solicitor General Nerin Pulle appearing for the Attorney General raised the preliminary objection on the basis that the Court could not go into the matter because it was a decision taken by the President.
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TNA’s Anandan to remain independent
Published Date: 06/11/2018 (Tuesday)
He added that he cannot agree with the statement made by Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan that the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa to the post of Prime Minister, replacing Ranil Wickremesinghe, is unconstitutional. MP Anandan, expressing his views to Mawbima, said TNA leader Sampanthan’s claim that replacing Ranil Wickremesinghe with Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the Prime Minister, is unconstitutional, is unacceptable.
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Tourists giving Sri Lanka a miss amid its crisis
Published Date: 06/11/2018 (Tuesday)
A political crisis in Sri Lanka, where two prime ministers are fighting for power, is scaring away tourists and raising questions over foreign aid, ringing alarm bells for the economy as the currency slumps to record lows. The turmoil in the Indian Ocean nation that has seen one premier refuse to be sacked, and another battle to prove a majority in a Parliament that is banned from meeting, has caused major upheaval that Sri Lanka cannot afford.
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The Political is Personal: An Essay in Despair from Sri Lanka President Sirisena has betrayed not just the faith we placed in him but the democratic futures of the younger generation.
Published Date: 05/11/2018 (Monday)
In his explanation of why he removed Ranil Wickremasinghe from the office of prime minister, President Maithripala Sirisena cited policy and personal differences between the two. An analysis of his speech shows that personal reasons are stronger than policy reasons and the personal is very much political. The text of President Sirisena’s address to the nation reminds Sri Lanka’s citizens of the explanation he offered in the latter part of 2014 as to why
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Ratarakina Janawegaya 113+ will see mammoth crowds
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
Downplaying the summoning of Parliament, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday (1) said, Parliament will not convene on 5 November as envisaged by some and a massive protest to support the President and newly-appointed Premier, titled Ratarakina Janawegaya 113+, will commence at the Parliament Circle at 12 noon on 5 November.
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Sri Lanka legislator says offered Rs500mn to crossover
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
A Sri Lanka legislator from the United National Party had told Speaker Karu Jayasuriya during a meeting at Parliament that he was offered 2.9 million US dollars (500 million rupees) to crossover, colleague Harsha de Silva said amid an ongoing political crisis. De Silva tweeted that Range Bandara, who was a State Minister, was offered 2.8 million US dollars to crossover.
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By the people, for the people
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
In lieu of the sudden turn of events, valid questions have been raised about the current turbulent political clime from among the citizenry. Many international media outlets on Monday penned articles concerning the situation with hawkish headlines saying the country is expecting “bloodshed” which sadly shows that the world (The West in particular) is anticipating chaos in our small island nation, tell tale signs of shaken confidence in Asia’s oldest democracy, but should we give the world the benefit of the doubt?
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Sri Lanka's support for Belt and Road Initiative to strengthen ties with China: expert
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
Sri Lanka's support for the Belt and Road Initiative is a clear indication that Sri Lanka-China relations will only be further strengthened, an expert said on Friday. Director General of the Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka Asanga Abeyagoonasekera said that Sri Lanka with its geo-strategic position will be a "super-connector" in the Indian Ocean and on the maritime silk road.
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Exclusive: Sri Lanka risks EU trade concessions if any back-sliding on rights
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
The European Union will consider stripping Sri Lanka of its duty-free access if it backs off commitments on rights, the EU ambassador said, amid worries stoked by the president’s replacing of the elected premier by a wartime nationalist. The European Union is worried the return of Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, could derail halting progress made toward national reconciliation following a war with ethnic minority Tamil separatists that killed tens of thousands, many during the final stages under his watch as president.
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Palestine and Oman congratulate PM Mahinda Rajapaksa
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
The State of Palestine and the Sultanate of Oman have sent letters of congratulations and well wishes to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa through the foreign missions affirming their country’s commitment and faith in his leadership. In a letter signed by representative to the State of Palestine Zuhair H. Dar Zaid congratulated the former President for taking office as the Prime Minister.
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UNP submits no-confidence motion against MR
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
The UNP today handed over a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. UNP MP Lakhsman Kiriella told Daily Mirror that he signed the motion as the Leader of the House before handing it over to the Speaker. He said the motion states that, “In terms of
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RW-Gota discussed how to avoid chaos: Milinda
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
During the meeting held between UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday, the duo have discussed measures to be taken to avoid any chaos, Mr. Rajapaksa’s Spokesperson Milinda Rajapaksha said. Measures to avoid negative perceptions from the international community that could unexpectedly erupt in the face of the prevailing volatile
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Sri Lanka’s regional economic disparities narrow: central bank
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
Sri Lanka’s Western Province retained its dominance in the economy in 2017 but its share reduced as other provinces, some considered lagging regions, contributed a bigger share, narrowing regional disparity, the central bank said. The Provincial Gross Domestic Product (PGDP) shows that the Western Province continued to account for the largest share of the country’s nominal GDP, it said in a statement.
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JVP’s support only to reconvene Parliament immediately - Vijitha
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that it will only extend its support to immediately reconvene the Parliament and that it will not support either Ranil Wickremesinghe or Mahinda Rajapaksa. JVP parliamentarian Vijitha Herath stated that an incorrect news report had been published on the website of a local newspaper claiming that the JVP is going to support Ranil Wickremesinghe.
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TNA and UNP MPs sworn in as Minister & Dy Minister
Published Date: 02/11/2018 (Friday)
A new Cabinet Minister and a new Deputy Minister were sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo today (2). Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and several UPFA parliamentarians also arrived at the Presidential Secretariat for the ceremony.
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Debate on constitutionality of dismissal of Ranil based on misconception - GL
Published Date: 01/11/2018 (Thursday)
Former External Affairs Minister and Prof of Law. G.L. Peiris yesterday told The Island that a deliberate attempt was being made to mislead the public as regards the dismissal of PM Wickremesinghe. The following is the full text of the statement issued by Prof. Peiris: There is extensive discussion in the media regarding the legality of the action taken by President
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Another committee to resolve land issues in North
Published Date: 01/11/2018 (Thursday)
The lands in the Northern Province which are under the control of security forces will be released to their rightful owners before December 31 and a committee has been appointed to resolve the issues with this regard, says the Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray. He stated this during the discussion held with the commanding officers of Vavuniya security forces and heads of state institutions at the Vavuniya District Secretariat yesterday (30).
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Sri Lanka hit with further travel advisories amid constitutional crisis
Published Date: 31/10/2018 (Wednesday)
Australia and Canada have also issued travel advisories for Sri Lanka following a constitutional crisis, joining the US and UK which have given warnings for their citizens when visiting Sri Lanka. "There is an increased likelihood of large protests and demonstrations in Sri Lanka due to political instability following the President's dismissal of the Prime Minister on 26 October," the Australian government said on Tuesday.
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Media freedom at a time of crisis
Published Date: 31/10/2018 (Wednesday)
While Sri Lanka faces a political crisis, the United Nations on Friday marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists worldwide. The UN says that for the past twelve year, 2006-2017, close to 1010 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the people. In nine out of ten cases the killers go unpunished. Impunity leads to more killings and is often a symptom of worsening conflict and the breakdown of law and judicial systems.
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Sri Lanka AG signals illegal sacking of PM - Update
Published Date: 31/10/2018 (Wednesday)
Sri Lanka’s Attorney-General refusing to respond to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s query about the legality of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's sacking is seen by legal observers as the clearest sign that he does not consider it constitutional. Soon after President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Premier Wickremesinghe on Friday and followed it up a day later with a 20-day suspension of parliament, Speaker Jayasuriya sought Attorney General (AG) Jayantha Jayasuriya’s opinion.
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Trishaw fares down by Rs.5 from midnight
Published Date: 31/10/2018 (Wednesday)
Following Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s assurance that he would consider a revision of fuel pricing methodology, the National Three-Wheeler Federation yesterday said they would reduce the fare of the second kilometer by Rs. 5 from midnight today. Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Federation Chairman Sunil Jayawardana said the decision was taken following the speech made by Prime Minster Mahinda Rajapaksa when he assumed duties as the Finance Minister at the Ministry.
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Tension at Temple Trees
Published Date: 31/10/2018 (Wednesday)
The Official Residence of the Prime Minister Temple Trees went into few minutes of tension today, when two men claimed to be from the office of newly appointed Prime Minister, came claiming to get an inventory of the items that were in the premises. People who were inside the Temple Trees were provoked and were heard shouting, sources said.
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Speaker Meets President: Sirisena Says He Is Willing To "Consider" Convening Parliament Before November 16
Published Date: 31/10/2018 (Wednesday)
During a discussion held with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, President Maithripala Sirisena has said he will "consider" convening Parliament before November 16. The meeting had lasted for over an hour and the sources close to President Sirisena said the discussion was "cordial".
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