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President Mahinda Rajapaksa sharing a light moment with TNA leader, R. Sampanthan, at Friday’s traditional tea party in Parliament following the presentation of the budget for the next fiscal year. Seated at left is the leader of the Illankal Thamil Arasu Kadchi, Mavai Senathiraja, MP.
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UNP fully supportive of pushing through JHU’s 19th Amendment

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By Saman Indrajith

UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said in Parliament that his party would fully support the passing of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution proposed by JHU’s Ven Aturaliye Ratana Thera to reduce the powers of executive presidency if the government brings it as an urgent Bill in November this year.

Wickremesinghe, raising a point of order, demanded to know the government’s position on the proposed 19th amendment to the Constitution.

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Amunugama admits misprints in Budget proposals

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Deputy Finance Minister, Dr. Sarath Amunugama admitted in Parliament yesterday that there were misprints in the Budget proposals presented by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday. Minister Amunugama was responding to DNA Colombo District MP Sunil H...

Poetic maverick with wit and grit!

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Muhandiram Dionysius Sepala Panditha Dahanayake of Galle was attending a religious ceremony at his local temple when he received the good tidings that his wife had gifted him with twin sons. The day was October 22, 1902. He named them Wijayananda an...

Sri Lanka cuts taxes, boosts subsidies before snap poll

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Sri Lanka's president cut taxes and increased salaries, subsidies and welfare spending on Friday in a populist budget ahead of a troubled bid to win a third term. Mahinda Rajapaksa made no direct reference during the budget announcement to hi...

Chenutha, Tharindu shine as Thomians edge closer to victory

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S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia were heading for victory after Chenutha Wickramasinghe with an unbeaten century (102n.o in 121 balls 9x4s, 4x6s) and spinner Tharindu Rathnayake with good bowling figures troubled Dharmasoka College on day one...

 
 
 
 

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