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2016 Budget second reading passed

2016 Budget second reading passed

The second reading of the 2016 Budget was passed in Parliament today with a majority of 107 votes. A total of 159 members voted in favour while 52 voted against. MORE..

December 2, 2015  06:08 pm|

JVP activist wins case against police

JVP activist wins case against police

A JVP activist on Thursday (05) won a lawsuit against the police department who claimed his fundamental rights were breached with the police had arrested him on the charges of displaying a banner which contained a message criticising the former President during the last Presidential election. MORE...

November 5, 2015  04:09 pm|

Anura hospitalised following a brief illness

Anura hospitalised following a brief illness

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake has been admitted to the Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital following a brief illness, the hospital Director said. MORE...

November 2, 2015  11:48 am|

President intervenes on behalf of Wijeweeras family

President intervenes on behalf of Wijeweeras family

President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed relevant authorities to allow the family of the late Rohana Wijeweera, founding leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), to stay six more months at a house belonging to the Welisara navy camp. MORE..

September 22, 2015  10:57 pm|

Anura wants answers on Avant Garde issue

Anura wants answers on Avant Garde issue

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake raised concerns about the legality of the decision by the former Defence Secretary to transfer the powers to the Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd to maintain a commercial floating armoury. MORE...

September 22, 2015  06:09 pm|

Three more MPs sworn-in

Three more MPs sworn-in

Three more politicians from the UNP, UPFA and JVP sworn-in as Parliamentarians before the Speaker this morning (22). MORE...

September 22, 2015  01:23 pm|

JVP nominates Bimal Ratnayake as NL MP

JVP nominates Bimal Ratnayake as NL MP

(Audio) The JVP has nominated Bimal Ratnayake as a National List MP for the seat vacated due to the resignation of S. Mayadunne, JVP Secretary Tilvin Silva told Ada Derana. MORE..

September 4, 2015  07:06 am|

Parliament approves proposal to increase Ministers

Parliament approves proposal to increase Ministers

The proposal to increase the number of ministers in the National Government was approved by Parliament with a majority of 127 votes today. MORE..

September 3, 2015  07:03 pm|

Anura proposed for the post of Chief Opposition Whip

Anura proposed for the post of Chief Opposition Whip

The name of JVP Leader and Colombo District MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake has been proposed for the post of Chief Opposition Whip, a source said. MORE..

September 3, 2015  02:40 pm|

Mayadunne resigns from parliamentary seat

Mayadunne resigns from parliamentary seat

JVP National List MP and former Auditor General S. Mayadunne says he will resign from his parliamentary seat after making a special statement in Parliament today. MORE..

September 3, 2015  09:38 am|

There might be an opposition party within the opposition: Vasu

There might be an opposition party within the opposition: Vasu

Under the current political climate, there might be an opposition party within the opposition, former Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara says. He made the observation during the first sitting of the Eighth Parliament this morning (1). MORE...

September 1, 2015  10:59 am|

Handunetti, Mayadunne named as JVP National List MPs

Handunetti, Mayadunne named as JVP National List MPs

Former MP Sunil Handunetti and former Auditor General Sarathchandra Mayadunne have been named as National List MPs from JVP. MORE..

August 20, 2015  09:39 am|

UNP wins Galle, UPFA tops postal votes

UNP wins Galle, UPFA tops postal votes

The United National Party (UNP) has received the highest votes in the Galle Polling Division in the Galle Electoral District. MORE..

August 18, 2015  01:11 am|

Ratnapura postal vote results released

Ratnapura postal vote results released

The first postal vote result of the 2015 General Election was released a short while ago by the Department of Elections. MORE..

August 17, 2015  10:55 pm|

Election campaigning ends at midnight

Election campaigning ends at midnight

Campaigning for the General Election will draw to a close at 12.00 midnight today (Aug 14), 48 hours before the election. MORE..

August 14, 2015  10:08 am|

EXCLUSIVE: UNP leadership not my personal property - Ranil

EXCLUSIVE: UNP leadership not my personal property - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that accusations of dividing the country and imposing taxes on water are last-ditch efforts by the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to sling mud at the UNP and assured that the people will not be deceived by them. MORE...

August 12, 2015  12:41 am|

Samantha Koralearachchi arrested

Samantha Koralearachchi arrested

The police on Wednesday (30) arrested JVP Puttalam District team leader and candidate, Samantha Koraleaarachchi, for illegally entering inside the Chilaw hospital and distributing leaflets. MORE...

July 30, 2015  04:11 pm|

SLFP will suffer absolute defeat if Mahinda contests - SB

SLFP will suffer absolute defeat if Mahinda contests - SB

Minister of Rural Economic Affairs S.B. Dissanayake says that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would suffer an absolute defeat if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa contests the upcoming General Election. MORE..

June 24, 2015  02:33 pm|

JVP to boycott National Executive Council

JVP to boycott National Executive Council

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that it would no longer participate in the National Executive Council. MORE..

May 26, 2015  09:14 am|

Muslim Council writes to JVP over resettlement comments

Muslim Council writes to JVP over resettlement comments

The Muslim Council of Sri Lanka today wrote to the JVP to raise its concern over comments made on the resettlement of Muslim IDPs. MORE...

May 15, 2015  04:19 pm|

FCID postpones; Gotabaya at Bribery Commission

FCID postpones; Gotabaya at Bribery Commission

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa who was initially informed to be present at the FCID today has been asked to appear on May 20, his attorney told Ada Derana. He is currently at the Bribery Commission to give a statement. MORE...

May 11, 2015  10:51 am|

Mutual understanding the key to pass 20A: JVP

Mutual understanding the key to pass 20A: JVP

The President has vowed to dissolve Parliament, if fails to reach a final agreement on the 20th Amendment at the tomorrows All Party Leaders (APL) meeting, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said. MORE...

May 10, 2015  01:17 pm|

President orders halt to deforestation in Wilpattu

President orders halt to deforestation in Wilpattu

President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered an immediate halt to deforestation and proposing land lots near the Wilpattu National Park, the Presidential Media Division said. MORE..

May 9, 2015  08:30 pm|

Gotabaya seeks Rs 1 billion in damages from Watagala

Gotabaya seeks Rs 1 billion in damages from Watagala

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has sent a letter of demand to JVP Western Provincial Councillor Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala, seeking Rs 1 billion in damages over alleged malicious and defamatory remarks made by the latter against him. MORE..

May 8, 2015  06:23 pm|

FCID summons Gotabaya

 FCID summons Gotabaya

Ada Derana reliably learns that former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been summoned to appear at the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) on May 1. MORE..

May 7, 2015  09:08 pm|

Gotabaya vows legal actions against JVP

Gotabaya vows legal actions against JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Wednesday filed a case against former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa with the Bribery Commission. MORE...

May 6, 2015  06:12 pm|

Somawansa stages fast demanding action on coup plot

Somawansa stages fast demanding action on coup plot

Former JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe has commenced a protest fast at Independence Square in Colombo demanding action against the alleged coup attempt on January 09. MORE..

May 1, 2015  10:27 am|

JVP extends its support to pass the 19 A

JVP extends its support to pass the 19 A

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Sunday (19) announced that the party will extend its support to pass the draft bill on the 19th Amendment. MORE...

April 19, 2015  05:12 pm|

Somawansa resigns from JVP to form new party

Somawansa resigns from JVP to form new party

Former Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Somawansa Amarasinghe today said that he will resign from the JVP and form a new party. MORE..

April 16, 2015  05:07 pm|

I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

(EXCLUSIVE) Im not concerned that I wasnt offered a ministerial portfolio from the coalition government, despite campaigning for the victory of the present President in the January polls, former Minister Mevyn Silva said. MORE...

March 31, 2015  07:10 pm|

JVP mulls quitting National Executive Council

JVP mulls quitting National Executive Council

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says that the government had taken a sudden decision to cancel the National Executive Council meeting scheduled for today. MORE..

March 24, 2015  04:48 pm|

National Govt: SLFP the only loser Gammanpila

National Govt: SLFP the only loser  Gammanpila

Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila, says that there is a risk of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) being offered the position for Opposition Leader. MORE..

March 23, 2015  04:28 pm|

JVP wants Central Bank Governor to resign

JVP wants Central Bank Governor to resign

The Peoples Liberation Front, popularly known as the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), today called for the resignation of Mr. Arjuna Mahendran as the Governor at Central Bank of Sri Lanka. MORE..

March 10, 2015  03:24 pm|

Weerawansa questioned about his assets and liabilities

Weerawansa questioned about his assets and liabilities

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa is being questioned by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption in relation to his assets and liabilities, an official said. MORE...

March 9, 2015  11:06 am|

Yoshitha transferred to Navy HQ

Yoshitha transferred to Navy HQ

Yoshitha Rajapaksa who was attached to former President Mahinda Rajapaksas security division has been transferred to Navy Headquarters with effect from March 9, Navy spokesman told Ada Derana. MORE...

March 6, 2015  01:32 pm|

Yoshitha Rajapaksa assigned to Mahindas security detail

Yoshitha Rajapaksa assigned to Mahindas security detail

The son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Lieutenant Yoshitha Rajapaksa, has been assigned to the security detail of his father, sources within the Sri Lanka Navy said. MORE...

February 25, 2015  09:35 pm|

AG wants more time on KP

AG wants more time on KP

The Attorney Generals Department on Thursday (19) sought more time from the Court of Appeal to submit a comprehensive report with respect to the Writ Application filed against Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP). MORE...

February 19, 2015  03:45 pm|

Bid to bring ex-LTTE cadre into Tamil political mainstream

Bid to bring ex-LTTE cadre into Tamil political mainstream

N. Vithyatharan, former editor of popular pro-LTTE Tamil dailies Sudar Oli and Uthayan, has started a movement to bring into the Tamil political mainstream, former LTTE cadre and their supporters, who are either out rightly rejected or discriminated against by existing Tamil political organizations like ITAK and TNA. MORE..

February 14, 2015  04:00 pm|

SC bars deportation of Kumar Gunaratnam until Feb 18

SC bars deportation of Kumar Gunaratnam until Feb 18

The Supreme Court today instructed immigration authorities not to take measures to deport Frontline Socialists Party (FSP) central committee member Premakumar Kumar Gunaratnam, until February 18. MORE..

February 13, 2015  02:48 pm|

Authorities told not to deport Kumar Gunaratnam

Authorities told not to deport Kumar Gunaratnam

The Supreme Court today directed authorities not to take steps to deport Frontline Socialists Party (FSP) central committee member Premakumar Kumar Gunaratnam, until February 13. MORE..

February 10, 2015  12:27 pm|

China welcomes decision to go ahead with Port City Project

China welcomes decision to go ahead with Port City Project

China today welcomed new Sri Lankan governments decision to go ahead with the controversial USD 1.5 billion Colombo Port City project funded by it, calling the country an important partner in implementing its mega Maritime Silk Road project in South Asia. MORE..

February 6, 2015  11:24 pm|

KP cant leave the country

KP cant leave the country

The Court of Appeal has issued an Interim Order today and directed the Controller General of Immigration and Emigration to prevent Shanmugam Kumaran Tharmalingam alias Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) from leaving the country. MORE...

February 5, 2015  11:46 am|

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