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Cabinet nod for new Act to grant immunity to Intelligence Officers

The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a proposal to draft a Bill called the National Intelligence Act to protect the duties, responsibilities, provide impunity and legal powers to State Intelligence Officers.

Couldn’t provide promised relief as vote on accounts limits govt expenditure-Dinesh

Minister Dinesh Gunawardena said the govt has been unable to provide economic relief to as the vote on account has limited government expenditure till April.

Russian FM Lavrov here next week

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will be in Sri Lanka on an official two-day visit on the 13th and the 14th of January 2020, the government announced today.

Cabinet appoints a committee to probe allegations of political victimisation

Cabinet of Ministers has decided to appoint a special committee to investigate, report and make recommendations for legal charges on those state officials who were politically victimised by the Previous government.

PM wants Hajj Committee to be not-for-profit

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered that the National Hajj Committee operate as a service-oriented body to all Sri Lankan Hajj pilgrims, Parliamentarian, Faiszer Mustapha said this morning.

Ultra-Nationalist Propaganda And Running Effective Governance

The government has faced severe backlash after the Finance Ministry announced the first Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) secured by the Gotabhaya Rajapaksa administration, which was the USD 250 million mixed development project for the construction of a 30-storey commercial tower, which will include 700 new residencies as well as facilities for retail and food outlets.

Mahinda pledges to safeguard country

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is pledging that his government will ensure the threat to “our national sovereignty and national security” will be countered.

Sajith will be proclaimed Leader of the Opposition after Throne Speech

Parliament will reconvene on January 3, when President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will address the House as the new head of state, the office of the Speaker of Parliament has announced.

The battle ahead for what Gota and Mahinda want

What they want is a two-thirds majority in Parliament that would allow them to change the Constitution and remove the shackles imposed by the 19th Amendment

MR sworn in as the new Prime Minister

Former President and Leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in today (21 Nov). as the 24th Prime Minister of Sri Lanka before President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.