27th April 2018

16 SLFP MPs who quit the government request for seats on Opposition side

27th April 2018 // 0 Comments

The 16 Sri Lankan Freedom Party MPs who quit the government requested parliament secretary General to allocate them seats on Opposition side, Ada Derana parliament correspondent reported. The letter bearing the signatures of all 16 SLFP MPs has been handed over to parliament secretary General Dhammika Dissanayake this morning (27) said SLFP MP Sudarshani Fernandopulle while addressing media after handing over the letter. Speaking further, Fernandopulle  said the restructure of the party will take place from top level to grass root level after May Day. Sixteen SLFP Ministers and MPs who voted in favour of the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister decided to step down from their posts in the National Government on April 11. President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the leader […]

Namal’s alleged money laundering case: FCID yet to receive AG’s advice

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The FCID conducting investigations against five suspects including Hambantota district MP Namal Rajapaksa for their alleged involvement in money laundering amounting to Rs.15 million in a company owned by Namal Rajapaksa, yesterday informed Court that they were yet to receive the Attorney General’s (AG) advice regarding the future course of legal action against the suspects. When the case came up before Colombo Additional Magistrate Pradeep Liyanage, the FCID said that the preliminary investigations regarding the incident have been concluded and sought the AG’s advice in this regard. Accordingly, further magisterial inquiry into the incident was fixed for October 25. Meanwhile, the Court was informed that Indika Prabhath Karunajeewa, who had evaded court since the inception, is living in Australia. The prosecutors told court that they […]

There’s no respect for foreign women in Sri Lanka

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Mirissa made headlines for an unpleasant incident earlier this month and the authorities immediately reacted to it by taking actions like suspending the activities of the restaurant and removing unauthorised establishments along the Mirissa coastal belt. Hence, work is in progress to safeguard the tourism industry in the country, with special focus on the South. Having been in the tourism industry for six years, Unawatuna Beach Resorts (Pvt) Ltd Managing Director Paloma Scott recently expressed her concerns about the attitudes men have towards white women. She was born in England (London) to Sri Lankan and Scottish/English parents. When her brother discovered Unawatuna, Paloma was determined to change her career plans and get involved in the tourism industry instead. In a candid interview with the Daily […]

Mahinda aims at Opposition Leader post

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JO aims at Opposition Leader post, the General Secretary posts of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Attempting to get hold of the General Secretary posts of the UPFA and the SLFP using as pawns the 16 SLFP MPs NCM against Sampanthan put on hold at the instance of the former President JO argued that they be given the Opposition Leader post claiming that they were the largest group in the Opposition Local Government election results point to the fact that the UNP’s calculations have gone wrong   The Joint Opposition, the Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalists in the Parliament, seems to aim currently at three main positions in and outside of the Parliament. One is the Opposition Leader post, a […]