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Karu to become next Speaker?

Karu to become next Speaker?

Senior UNP leader Karu Jayasuriya has been proposed as a suitable candidate for the post of Speaker of the next Parliament, according to political sources. MORE..

August 20, 2015  08:41 pm|

Rajapaksa also denies meeting with Sirisena

Rajapaksa also denies meeting with Sirisena

Reports published regarding an urgent meeting between former Mahinda Rajapaksa and incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena at the Speakers official residence are untrue, Rajapaksas Media Coordinator Rohan Weliwita said. MORE..

June 26, 2015  03:02 pm|

No-confidence Motion against PM handed over to Speaker

No-confidence Motion against PM handed over to Speaker

The motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been handed over to Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa last night, UPFA Parliamentarian Bandula Gunawardena said. MORE..

June 5, 2015  11:10 am|

Parliament adjourned amidst CC stand-off

Parliament adjourned amidst CC stand-off

The Speaker today decided to adjourn Parliament until next Tuesday (June 09), despite its failure to reach a final decision with regard to the appointing of three civil society representatives to the Constitutional Council. MORE..

June 3, 2015  02:05 pm|

Speaker signs 19th amendment to constitution

Speaker signs 19th amendment to constitution

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has put his signature validating the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which was passed in Parliament with an overwhelming majority on April 28. MORE..

May 15, 2015  10:15 am|

ITAK entitled to post of Opposition Leader

ITAK entitled to post of Opposition Leader

Weighing in on the standoff over the Opposition Leader post, Sri Lankas main Tamil party today said that no MP elected from the UPFA or UNP can hold the position and that the ITAK is entitled to it, having the next highest number of representatives. MORE..

April 10, 2015  03:07 pm|

Speaker apprises Susil to nominate Opposition Leader

Speaker apprises Susil to nominate Opposition Leader

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has apprised the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha to have discussions with the party members and decide on who should be appointed as the Opposition Leader. MORE...

April 8, 2015  02:50 pm|

Speaker needs more time on Opposition Leaders post

Speaker needs more time on Opposition Leaders post

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa says that he needs more time to consider his decision on the Opposition Leaders post, which subject of controversy after 26 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MPs joined the new Government to accept ministerial portfolios. MORE...

April 7, 2015  02:33 pm|

Dinesh to get Opposition Leader post?

Dinesh to get Opposition Leader post?

A proposal signed by some 60 Parliamentarians, requesting to appoint Mahajana Eksath Peramuna leader Dinesh Gunawardena as the Opposition Leader, has been handed over to the Speaker, former Minister T.B. Ekanayake told Ada Derana. MORE...

April 7, 2015  01:05 pm|

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