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Govt’s anti-corruption efforts sincere but inadequate – UNP

Although the present Government did take steps to enforce the law and end corruption, those measures weren’t adequate enough to fulfil the expectations of the public, UNP Parliamentarian Sujith Perera said.


Immigration dept cannot detect the validity of documents instantly-Wajira

Minister of Internal and Home Affairs Wajira Abeywardana said that the Department of Immigration and Emigration do not the required technical requirements to detect the validity instantly of the documents produced to get a passport.


Storm rising over Sirisena’s nominee to Court of Appeal

Tomorrow (9) the Constitutional Council has to decide on a new appointment to the Court of Appeal and President Maithripala Sirisena’s nominee for the vacancy has become controversial after the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) wrote to the Constitutional Council objecting to the name.


Hizbullah not suited to be an MP in the future – AG

Parliamentarian Prof Ashu Marasinghe told Parliament today that the Attorney General's (AG) Department is of the opinion that M.L.A.M Hizbullah is not suitable to be an MP in the future because he signed contracts related to the Batticaloa campus (Pvt) Ltd.


Previous govts did not empower Samurdhi beneficiaries – Daya

Minister of Primary Industries and Social Empowerment Daya Gamage said that former Governments gave the people Samurdhi but they did not try to empower them so that they could stop depending on the government.


Cannot lose party identity in efforts to defeat UNP – SLFP

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) cannot lose its identity or alienate its base in its efforts to defeat the ruling United National Party (UNP) by aligning itself with a broader alliance, SLFP Parliamentarian Nimal Siripala de Silva said.


Grassroots SLFP supporters will never vote UNP – G.L

The grassroots level Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) supporters will never vote for the United National Party (UNP) presidential candidate and they will vote for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Chairman of SLPP Prof. G.L Peiris said.


UNP-led alliance by end August; only goal victory for party and country – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today that the proposed UNP-led Democratic National Alliance (DNF) will be formed before the end of August.


AG’s opinion is that motion to abolish death penalty is illegal-President

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the Attorney General has informed him that the private members' motion presented to Parliament to abolish the death penalty is illegal.


SLPP ready to face legal action when MR takes up party leadership

If former President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces legal challenges when he takes over the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leadership the party is ready to face them, party Chairman Prof.G.L Peiris said.


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