Executive Presidency should go: President

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday reiterated that he will continue to set in motion measures to abolish the Executive Presidency and introduce a new constitution. The President said that he always believed the Executive Presidency which has vast powers should go and added that this has to be done constitutionally. Speaking at a ceremony in Kegalle More...

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Colombo Mayor to say goodbye, term of LG bodies not likely to be extended

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No Spilt in SLFP; CM of Western Province

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JVP Charges That The 1180 Million Rupees Supplementary Estimate Violates Good Governance Policy

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State Minister Hizbullah resigns

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I will not be deterred by GMOA’s threats: Rajitha

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Rathana Thera – Champika strife heightens

The strife between Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera and minister Champika Ranawaka over the ‘Vasa Visa Nethi Ratak’ project has even reached the Cabinet of ministers, political sources say. The ‘Vasa More...

Party comes first, says Lakshman Yapa

It is the party that comes first, the persons who are behind it take the second place, State Minister of Finance Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says. The Minister also pointed out those MPs who work against them sooner More...