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Ranil requests lawyers to revisit powers and functions of UNP leader


Former Prime Minister and the UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had requested UNP lawyers to examine the powers and functions of the party leader under the present party constitution and prepare a discussion paper to suggest necessary changes to be done, sources close to  Wickremesinghe told The Island.

This move came amidst concerns by the party seniors that powers of the party leader under the present party constitution are excessive and, therefore, have to be revised.


Govt. to probe irregularities at CEB, CPC, Railway, etc.


An investigation would be conducted into the alleged irregularities that had taken place at the CEB, SLTB, the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and the Railway Department and those responsible for them severely punished, Minister of Passenger Transport Man...

2020 general election: SLPP Gampaha leader rejects agreement with the SLFP

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gampaha District leader Prasanna Ranatunga, MP, on Saturday, Dec 14 declared that regardless of a pre-presidential poll agreement with over a dozen political parties, including the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the ...

SC to be moved against lawyer for naming judges, AG’s reps and cops

Attorney-at-law Ajith Prasanna faces a high profile trial in the Supreme Court over his controversial comments on a recent live political programme on a private television channel.The Bar Council on Saturday, Dec 14, unanimously decided to move the ...

Lankan spice traders ask India to reciprocate


Sri Lanka had stopped the import of spices for reexport and, therefore, India should reciprocate by removing the minimum import price of Rs 500 per kg it has fixed for pepper imports from Colombo, Gulam Chatoor, founder Chairman of the Spices and Allie...

Sajith proposed as Prime Ministerial candidate by UNP Restructuring Committee


The UNP Restructuring Committee has recommended to party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to name deputy leader Sajith Premadasa as Prime Ministerial candidate at the next General Election.The Restructuring Committee comprising Lakshman Kiriella, Malik S...

CID to question Rajitha


Police Headquarters sources yesterday said that the sleuths of Criminal Investigation Department would question former Health and Indigenous Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne on his statements regards the alleged abduction of a local staff member of the Sw...

Minister Johnston sees rip-off in scanning containers


Minister of Roads and Highways and Minister of Ports & Shipping, Johnston Fernando yesterday urged the ports officials to scan containers efficiently so that the would not no delays."The scanning issue at the Colombo Port was raised on many ...

Vasu says country in good position to reach SDGs before 2030


Sri Lanka was in a good position to achieve Sustainable Development Goals before 2030, State Minister of Water Supply Facilities Vasudeva Nanayakkara recently said addressing the regional Workshop of Rapid Action Learning on Water and Sanitation...

At last Lanka to tap renewable energy


Sri Lanka has decided to meet more than 70 per cent of the demand for electricity from renewable energy sources in the future,.Power and Renewable Energy Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the government would prom...

Navy rescues woman attempting to drown


The Navy rescued a woman who had attempted to kill herself jumping into the sea, off the Galle harbour on Saturday.Naval personnel on duty at the Galle harbour observed her drowning and promptly sent a team to rescue her and the woman was brought to ...

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