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Cabinet meets over railway strike

A special cabinet meeting convened by President Maithripala Sirisena is now underway to discuss the ongoing railway strike which entered its second consecutive day today.


Final PCoI report on fraud & corruption handed over to President

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to probe fraud and corruption in state institutes under the Yahapalana Government handed over its final report to President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday.


SLFP puts on a show of unity

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party put on a show of unity this morning 26 Sept at the 60th Commemoration of their founder S W R D Bandaranaike at Horagolla in Attanagalle.


I have spent more on education than any govt – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said that he has spent more money than any other government on the education of children since he was elected as the president.


Hakeem violated Cabinet secrecy not President-Dayasiri

Dayasiri Jayasekara said that it was Minister Rauff Hakeem who revealed about the cabinet meeting to the media and told that it was the Prime Minister who brought the proposal to the cabinet and not President Sirisena.


Taxpayers will pay Rs. 40bn a year as salaries + pensions for war vets – SLFP

Lamenting the “politicisation” of the war veterans’ pension controversy, the SLFP said today Rs. 40 bn will be paid by taxpayers annually as salary + pension


Ranil hits back at Sirisena over Dilrukshi allegations

Prime Minister denies that he wanted Solicitor General appointed to the Supreme Court


Sirisena and RW point fingers at each other over the emergency cabinet meeting

The curiosity on under whose intention the emergency cabinet meeting was called last Thursday (19 Sept) got even more curious due to the controversial statements made by the President and the Prime Minister over the past weekend.


The mysterious emergence of the abolition debate

Is there a "conspiracy" behind the sudden re-emergence of the debate over the Executive Presidency less than two-months to polling day?


UNP Backbencher bashes Sirisena over Easter attacks

UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardana says President Maithripala Sirisena is "hiding something" about the Easter Attacks and that once his term ends the UNP will "ensure justice is done."


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