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Six new governors appointed by President Rajapaksa

Six new governors were appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning (21 Nov), the presidential secretariat said.

Ranil will resign tomorrow

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from office tomorrow he said in a statement released to Media a short while ago.

Ranil has decided to resign will issue statement later

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to resign from his post, paving the way for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint an interim government. A spokesman from Temple Trees said a short while ago that the PM has made the decision to step down and will issue a statement shortly. United National Party members have urged […]

Will forge ahead with new leader – Harin

Former Minister Harin Fernando says the Sajith Premadasa faction of the UNP will forge ahead with a new leader in the run-up to the general elections.

Our strategy brought Gota to power – Gnanasara

Bodu Bala Sena Chief Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero is taking the credit for the election of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, saying the political movement he and a few others began to unite Sinhala Buddhists has borne fruit.

Ranil is staying put; postpones decision to quit

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was expected to resign after he met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today has not done so and has deferred the decision to quit to a series of meetings scheduled for tomorrow and the day after.

Gotabaya assumes office as President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa moved into the Presidential Secretariat as he formally took office as the seventh President of Sri Lanka this morning Nov 19.

No decision yet to handover the government to Gota-Ashok

Former Minister Ashok Abeysinghe that there is no decision has been taken yet to handover the government to the new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Party leaders’meeting to decide on future action

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is saying that the leaders of political parties in Parliament will meet this week and decide on when and how the House will be dissolved, when a General Election can be held and what arrangements should be made for an interim government.

UNP agreeable for Election after Feb 15 – Kiriella

The United National Party Parliamentary Group is not agreeable to support the dissolution of Parliament immediately but will consider it only if the date of the General Election is fixed for on or after February 15

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