UNP MP Bandula Lal Bandarigoda, who presented a Private Member’s Bill to the parliament proposing the abolition of the death penalty, said that UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa who seems to be in favour of the death penalty at present favoured the contrary few years ago.
A mixed generation plan that uses both thermal and renewable energy will be implemented to meet the growing electricity demand, Power & Energy Minister Ravi Karunanayake told Parliament today.
Parliament is due to vote on a Motion of No Confidence (NCM) against the government of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tomorrow, an exercise United National Party leaders are saying, they will win.
Those responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks cannot wash their hands by laying the blame on IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando alone, UNP parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra said.
The United National Party (UNP) yesterday accused sections of the main Opposition of harassing minorities to make them feel unsafe in Sri Lanka under the present government.
Despite post-Easter conversations about introducing government schools that are not divided along lines of religion or ethnicity, Sri Lanka's education system will allow such a transformation to take place, UNP Parliamentarian S. M. Marikkar said.
The presidential candidate of the United National Party (UNP) will be an educated person who can be trusted to run the country responsibly, UNP backbencher MP Hesha Withanage said.
The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) to be signed between Sri Lanka and the United States has yet to be proposed to the Cabinet while the equally controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact will be subject to Parliamentary Oversight Committee review, the Prime Minister's Office said yesterday.
The United National Party today challenged Opposition criticism of the controvesrial Sri Lanka-US agreements, charging that it's purely for political gain.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) today called for an “enhanced level of transparency” on the controversial Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement that Sri Lanka is poised to sign with the United States.