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Sajith writes to PM; seeks secret ballot; wavers on abolishing presidency

UNP deputy leader Sajith Premadasa has written to PM Wickremesnghe seeking a secret ballot from among the party's Working Committee and Parliamentary Group.


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.


Organised attempt to portray nonexistent conflict in UNP – Akila

An organised effort is underway to portray a nonexistent conflict within the UNP, the party's General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.


PM appears before PCoI

In his second appearance before a Presidential Commission, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe testified before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing government corruption this morning.


Don’t underestimate SLFP, warns President

The SLFP, according to the President, will reach a decision on the presidential election in the near future that will be acceptable to all stakeholders.


UNP talks end well, but decision unclear

Talks between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and deputy leader Sajith Premadasa ended on a positive note last night, but the final decision remains unclear.


Compromise likely in today’s crucial UNP meeting?

The UNP's top two presidential hopefuls are likely to reach a compromise today, as they meet for a crucial discussion at 6pm at Temple Trees.


Defence Ministry takes over Rupavahini – updated

The state-run Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation was brought under the purview of the Ministry of Defence today.


UNP will nominate me with blessings of Ranil, Karu – Sajith

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said he expected to be named the party's presidential candidate with the blessings of party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.


Parliament adjourned due to no-show from Govt MPs

rliament was adjourned until 17 September today citing a low turnout of Government MPs, forcing the day's sittings to end at 11.45am.


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