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Sirisena leaves for Japan

President Maithripala Sirisena has left for Japan this morning (21) on an official visit, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.


Provide immediate relief to flood victims, instructs President

President Maithripala Sirisena instructed govt officials to take immediate measures to distribute relief packages for those affected by the heavy rains.


UNP urges Sirisena to investigate Lotus Tower corruption

The UNP urged the President today to investigate the Lotus Tower corruption scandal he publicly revealed at the tower’s grand opening ceremony yesterday.


Former SL army chief Mahesh Senanayake promoted to General

Outgoing Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake has been promoted to the rank of General by President Maithripala Sirisena with effect from 17 August 2019.


People want strong leader, king who speaks in one voice – G. L.

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) de facto leader Mahinda Rajapaksa will select and announce the party's presidential candidate, a strong leader and a "king who speaks in one voice," on 11 August unlike the United National Party (UNP) which is embroiled in a three-cornered fight for its nominee, SLPP President Prof. G. L. Peiris said.


Thalatha denies approving American Bar Association presence in SL

Minister of Justice & Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale today (10 July) denied reports that she had approved the establishment of a branch of the American Bar Association in Sri Lanka.


Professional advisory board on national security raises questions on constitutional principles – Expert

A senior constitutional expert has expressed concern over President Maithripala Sirisena’s appointment of a professional advisory board on national security chaired by Parliamentarian Dr. Sarath Amunugama earlier today.


President off to UK; Ruwan appointed acting Defence Minister

President Maithripala Sirisena took flight to London this afternoon on a private visit, and State Minister Ruwan Wijewardene has been appointed Acting Defence Minister during his absence.


PM speaks out against death penalty

Breaking his silence on President Maithripala Sirisena's controversial decision to resume the death penalty, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday (30 June) said he could not support ending the moratorium on capital punishment.


Government deadlock ends as Sirisena backs down

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken a step back in his stand-off with the Cabinet over the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter attacks.


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