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Ampara District  MP Sarath Weerasekara became the first SLFP MP to vote against the 19th Amendment as the vote was being taken in Parliament. Weerasekara, was a former Deputy Minister of Labour and Labour Relations

The 19th Amendment to the constitution was passed in the parliament a short while ago with 215 voting in favor,one against, one abstained and seven were absent. Premlal Jayasekera, Janka Bandara, Jagath Balasuriya, Ve

Voting for the 19th Amendment has been put off by an hour amidst a string of meetings regarding the latest proposals by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), officials said. Earlier President Maithripala Sirisena met wi

In the Northern Province, 60% of the allegations of forced disappearances, abductions and arbitrary arrests were levelled against the LTTE, notes the interim report of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Comp


  PCH Holdings PLC last week appointed three new directors to the board: - Ajita Mahes Pasqual as Executive Chairman, Dr. Ali Gulamhusein as Executive Director and Dinesh Renganathan as Non-Executive Director.

    Sri Lanka’s Securities and Exchange Commission Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has identified the major legal changes and is in the process of fine tuning amendments to the SEC Act in order

Sri Lanka's under-fire Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran returned to work on Thursday after a long, 5-week absence following a scandal over a Treasury bond issue allegedly involving his son-in-law. “Yes, I am bac

(Reuters) - Sri Lanka's central bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran has resumed his duties after a more than five-week voluntary leave of absence after being cleared by a panel investigating a controversial government bond au


You've got to hand it to the Sesame Street crew: They go all-in on their parodies. The latest has Cookie Monster joining the likes of Onion Man, the Black Bean Widow and the Mighty Corn fending off an attack on Earth'

HelpAge Sri Lanka (HASL) has produced over 100,000 greeting cards for the forthcoming Vesak season. The proceeds will be utilized to perform free cataract surgeries and hold mobile medical camps for underprivileged senio

“A good Jaffna boy had to study hard, enter university, and become a doctor or an engineer. After that, get married around his mid-twenties and have two kids. I had no chance,” muses Bernard Sinniah in his book, ‘J


International Cricket Council wrote to the Board of Control for Cricket in India president Jagmohan Dalmiya after BCCI’s secretary Anurag Thakur was pictured with an alleged bookie whose name features in the database o

Sri Lanka's batting great Kumar Sangakkara enjoyed his first experience of batting with Kevin Pietersen at English County side Surrey and said he wants England and Pietersen to settle matters which might help the English

Sanath Jayasuriya has tendered his resignation from the post of Chairman of Selectors for Sri Lanka Cricket, local media reported. In his resignation letter to Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake, Jayasuriya was quoted by


SANAA, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - Huthi rebels and their allies advanced in the heart of Yemen's second city Aden in heavy fighting that killed at least 20 people, medical and security sources said on Tuesday. A Saudi-led

POKHARA, Nepal, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - For the adrenalin-junkie tourists of Pokhara, just an hour's drive from the epicentre of Nepal's earthquake, it's business as usual with boat trips and paragliding in a town spared

LUKLA, Nepal, April 28, 2015 (AFP) - “We heard this most horrifying sound, it was like a train but came from so deep... and then finally there was this stillness, this complete stillness, and I knew I was alive,” sa

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GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - A year after rival Palestinian nationalist movements Hamas and Fatah agreed to end their bitter divisions, the unity deal they signed appears to be on the brink


Should the 19th Amendment be linked with the electoral reforms proposed in the 20t Amendment?

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