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Bill to abolish Death Penalty “as early as possible”- Kiriella

The government will bring a Private Members’ Bill to abolish the death penalty before Parliament “as early as possible,” Leader of the House, Minister Lakshman Kiriella told RepublicNext yesterday July 17.


I am committed to a political solution to the National issue – Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the country is close to reaching a political solution to the National issue that caused the 30-year war.


Government survives No-Confidence Motion

The Motion of No Confidence (NCM) brought against the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was comfortably defeated in Parliament a short while ago by a margin of 27 votes.


New Land Bill gathers controversy

The new Land Bill is gathering controversy before it has reached the floor of Parliament with the SLFP alleging that the government wants to change the law to sell land to foreigners


BBS wants Sinhala government guided by Monks

The Sinhala Right-Wing Bodu Bala Sena held a public rally in Kandy on Sunday, July 7, calling for a Sinhala government to be established in Sri Lanka which will be supported by the entire Buddhist Priesthood.


Supreme Court stalls hangings

President Maithripala Sirisena’s declared intent to begin executions of serious drug offenders immediately took a body blow Friday as the Supreme Court issued an Interim Order stalling the hangings until October 30 this year.


BASL President writes to Sirisena to calm storm in the Bar

The Bar Association is asking for time with President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss the appointment processes for the President’s Counsel.


SLFP and SLPP should put forward a joint candidate for President – Amaraweera

MP Mahinda Amaraweera is warning that if the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna put forward two different candidates for the Presidential elections, the United National Party is likely to win.


Mangala wants Sajith to be UNP Presidential candidate

In a move that will further exacerbate the divisions inside the United National Party, Mangala Samaraweera had declared that he backs Sajith Premadasa as the Grand Old Party’s candidate for the Presidency.


Hemasiri, Pujith placed in custody inside hospitals

Former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando has been placed under arrest by police acting on orders of the Attorney General in the National Hospital where he is warded.


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