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Gotabaya meets Ranil at Temple Trees

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has met with UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees. Rajapaksa had called on Wickremesinghe last night to reportedly discuss future security measures should the latter leave the premises of Temple Trees. Ranil Wickremesinghe has resisted moves to evict him from his official residence following his shock dismissal as Prime Minister that has plunged the island...

Defense Secretary dismisses Ajith’s accusations

Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando says that he strongly rejects the accusations made by UNP MP Ajith P. Perera that plans are underway to expel Ranil Wickremesinghe from Temple Trees. Joining a press conference held yesterday (01), MP Ajith P. Perera had stated that the IGP and the Defense Secretary have held discussions in this regard.  

Parliament to reconvene on Nov. 7

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya says that President Maithripala Sirisena has informed him to reconvene the Parliament on November 07. He stated that the relevant Gazette notification will be issued soon. The Speaker announced this while addressing a meeting held with representatives of several political parties at the parliamentary complex today (2).

Fairly heavy showers expected in several provinces – Meteorology Department

The Department of Meteorology says that the showery condition is expected to continue further due to the low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka. Showers or thundershowers will occur in Northern, Eastern, North-central and Uva provinces. Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere after 2.00p.m. Fairly heavy showers about 75 mm may occur at some places in Western, Central and Sabaragamuwa...

No decision to reconvene Parliament on Nov. 05

SLFP General Secretary Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says that no decision has been taken on reconvening the parliament on November 05. The Central Committee meeting of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, was held at the President’s House yesterday (02). A large number of parliamentarians representing the SLFP had participated in the Central Committee meeting. Reportedly, a vote of thanks...

SL Rupee hits new record low

The Sri Lankan rupee dropped to a record low on Thursday as the currency continues to depreciate against the US Dollar, dented by political uncertainty. The rupee dropped to a record low of 177.32 per dollar, surpassing the previous record low of 176.25 hit in the previous session. The rupee dropped 1.5 percent since the political crisis unfolded. The rupee weakened 3.7...

SL Cricket’s CFO further remanded

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sri Lanka Cricket, Piyal Dissanayake, who was arrested for alleged financial fraud, has been further remanded until November 15 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court. The bail application filed by the attorney representing the SLC’s CFO was rejected by the court, which ordered to further remand him until November 15. When the case was taken...

British tourists warned over political situation in SL

The United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has updated its advice to travellers to Sri Lanka, warning them to “exercise vigilance and avoid all demonstrations or large political gatherings”. The update comes in the wake of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s sacking of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his cabinet on 26 October, and Mr Wickremesinghe’s subsequent refusal to leave...

Google staff walk out over women’s treatment

Staff at Google offices around the world are staging an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest at the company's treatment of women. The employees are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration - a move which would make it possible for victims to sue. Google chief...

Resurgent Rose turns back clock to score 50 against Jazz

Derrick Rose dusted off his MVP costume, dropping a career-high 50 points to power the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 128-125 win over Utah in a NBA Northwest Division showdown on Wednesday. On US Halloween night, Rose turned back the clock with a 34-point performance in the second half as the crowd of 10,000 chanted "MVP, MVP" after the final buzzer...
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