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UPFA MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena at Nawaloka Hospital

UK votes to leave EU, PM resigns


Britain voted to break away from the European Union, toppling Prime Minister David Cameron and dealing a thunderous blow to the 60-year-old bloc that sent world markets plummeting on Friday.

Cameron announced he would step down to make way for a new leader by early October after voters opted to exit the 28-nation alliance in defiance of his predictions of economic disaster and isolation.

Britons, many of them worried by immigration, decided 52 percent to 48 percent in favour of quitting the bloc, a margin of more than one million votes, according to final results from Thursday's referendum.

"The British people have voted to leave the European Union and their will must be respected," Cameron said, as the shockwave of their decision sent sterling, global stocks and oil prices plummeting.
 

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Two JO MPs injured during protest

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Kalutara District MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena and Digamadulla District MP Sriyani Wijewickrema were injured during a protest march organised by the Joint Opposition yesterday in Colombo Fort against moves to extend the term of Central Bank Governor Ar...

The Case against Devolution

Should the Government come to an agreement with the TNA over a modified version of 13 A, we would come to an important new phase in our decades long struggle to find a political solution for the ethnic problem. However that agreement, reached at an e...

TVS Lanka records over Rs. 12 billion in revenue in FY2015/16

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TVS Lanka recorded an impressive financial performance for the year ended 31st March 2016 by posting Rs.5.67 billion in revenues which reflects 79% growth over the previous year. Profit before tax grew by 91% over the corresponding year, reflecting a...

Bens, Ratnayake Central win Relay Championships

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St. Benedict's College, Kotahena and Ratnayake Central, Walala emerged overall champions of the boys' and girls' categories of the All Island Schools Relay Championship concluded at the Bogambara Ground on Friday.St. Benedict's collected as ma...

 
 
 
 

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