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Power, Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake greeting US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz at his ministry. The discussions focused on Sri Lanka’s power requirements (pic courtesy Power Ministry)

Parliament brawl: MR

wants police probe halted

Law of the land cannot

be suppressed by MPs privileges

- Kiriella

The UPFA MPs, led by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, yesterday, urged Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to stop CID investigations into the unruly incidents in the Chamber on Nov 14, 15 and 16 on the basis lawmakers were protected by the parliamentary privileges.



Hearing re-fixed for May 22


The Court of Appeal, yesterday, re-fixed for hearing on May 22, the Contempt of Court inquiry, against Dr. Anuruddha Padeniya, the President of the Government Medical Officers’ Association (GMOA). Padeniya is accused of having insulted the Court ...

The Battle for 19 is struggle for Democracy


Nineteen is the last of the teen years, and many think that moving to 19 was still being a teenager and not an adult.One had to hit 20/21 for that.We are caught in a different number issue. Today, 19 is the stuff of crooked political debate. ...

    SL to record 'modest' 4 % economic growth in 2019


    The available leading indicators and current projections suggest that Sri Lanka's  2019 real economic growth would be more than four percent, which is expected to be modest, Central Bank Governor Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy said.

    Sri Lanka 137 runs away from creating history in South Africa


    "Sri Lanka need 137 to win 2-0 in South Africa. Safe to say that would rank among the great upsets," tweeted Lawrence Booth, the Editor of Wisden at stumps yesterday. Whether their batsmen are up to the task to create history remains to be...

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