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Complaint against Thewarapperuma for brandishing knife inside House

A complaint has been lodged against MP Palitha Thewarapperuma for brandishing a knife inside the Chamber of the Parliament yesterday (15). Attorney-at-Law C. Dolawatte stated that the complaint was filed at the Police Emergency Service yesterday (15). A tense situation emerged during the Parliamentary session yesterday, when a no-confidence vote against the special statement made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was...

Speaker calls party leaders’ meeting

Speaker has called for a meeting of party leaders at 11.30 a.m. this morning (16), the Office of the Speaker stated. Accordingly, the meeting will be held at the Parliamentary Complex. Due to the tense situation that emerged yesterday (15) at the House, the Parliamentary session was adjourned until November 21. However, the party leaders’ meeting held afterwards had decided to...

California wildfires: Number of missing leaps to 600

The number of people missing in northern California's devastating wildfire has leapt to more than 600, and seven more bodies have been found, according to local authorities. The missing persons' list has doubled since earlier on Thursday. Camp Fire, the state's deadliest and most destructive blaze, has killed at least 63 people. Nearly 12,000 buildings have been destroyed. Three more people have...

Government to face new no – confidence vote today (16)

The Parliament is to reconvene for the third consecutive day this afternoon (16) at 1.30 p.m. This decision was taken at the meeting of the party leaders held yesterday afternoon (15) at the Parliament complex following the adjournment of its new session.

All schools in Northern Province closed due to ‘GAJA’

All government schools in the Northern Province have been closed today (16) owing to the adverse weather condition instigated by the Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’, stated the Northern Province Governor’s Office. The decision has been taken during a discussion held with the Northern Provincial officers of the Ministry of Education and the Northern Province Governor Reginald Cooray. In contemplation of the holiday...

IOC also cuts fuel prices

Lanka IOC has also revised fuel prices with effect from midnight yesterday (15) in line with the reduction of CPC fuel prices. Lanka IOC, the only other fuel retailer in Sri Lanka and a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corp, has reduced the price of Auto Diesel by Rs 7 per litre. Meanwhile the prices of Octane 92 Petrol, Octane 95 Petrol...

Mahinda full speech in Parliament

The President has explained why he dismissed the previous government and appointed an interim government until the conclusion of the next general election. By the 26th of October, the people of this country were living under enormous pressure. The cost of living was increasing on a daily basis due to the fuel pricing formula and the rapid depreciation of...

Fuel prices further slashed

Minister Gamini Lokuge says that the fuel prices of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will be reduced with effect from midnight today (15). He stated that the prices of Octane 92 Petrol, Octane 95 Petrol, Auto Diesel and Super Diesel will be reduced by Rs 5 per litre from midnight today. During his speech in Parliament this morning, Prime Minister Mahinda...

Heavy traffic due to UNP protest

Heavy traffic congestion is currently reported from Town Hall area due to the United National Party (UNP) rally.

Basil’s case postponed until Nov 26

The Colombo High Court has postponed the case against former Minister of Economic Affairs Basil Rajapaksa and three others, over the misappropriation of ‘Divi Neguma’ funds, until 26th of November. The case was taken up before the Colombo Commercial High Court Judge R. Gurusinghe today (15). The Attorney General had filed the case against the former Minister Basil Rajapaksa and three...
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