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  Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed as the Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka parliament

Dec 18, Colombo: Former president and Kurunegala district parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed as the Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka Parliament.

When the parliament convened for the first time today after the UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated as the Prime Minister, the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) nominated Mahinda Rajapaksa to the Opposition Leader post replacing Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan.

 Digibrush dominates digital retail industry with 3 Golds at SLT 01 Awards:
Dec 19, Colombo: A leading digital marketing and creative agency in Sri Lanka, Digibrush has bagged three Golds at the recently concluded SLT 01 Awards.

 Collection of bone samples from the Mannar mass grave for carbon dating commences :
Dec 19, Colombo: Collection of samples from the skeletal remains unearthed at the mass grave found in Mannar in Northern Sri Lanka for radio carbon dating commenced Tuesday, the official in charge of the excavations Senior Judicial Medical Officer Shaminda Rajapaksa said.

 Measures to distribute school uniform vouchers soon :
Dec 19, Colombo: Former Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyavasam says measures will be taken to distribute the vouchers for school uniforms soon.

 China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation and CDS Sri Lanka to pursue mutual development:
Dec 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Central Depository Systems (Pvt) Ltd (CDS) and China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited (CSDC) recently committed towards pursuing a cooperative relationship in the areas of securities clearing and depository.

  John Keels Properties and DFCC partner to offer special home loans for TRI-ZEN buyers:
Dec 18, Colombo: A recent partnership between DFCC Bank and John Keells will facilitate flexible and affordable payment terms exclusively for John Keells Properties' customers.
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  UNP supports JVP's move to abolish executive presidency:
Dec 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Tuesday moved an adjournment motion to abolish the executive presidency saying that majority of the people of the country favor to usurp the power from a single individual.

 UNF MPs Malik Samarawickrama, Rishad Bathiudeen, Mano Ganesan not to accept ministerial portfolios:
Dec 18, Colombo: United National Front (UNF) Parliamentarians Malik Samarawickrama, Rishad Bathiudeen and Mano Ganesan have decided not to accept Cabinet Ministerial portfolios in the new government.

  UK welcomes resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka, commends judiciary:
Dec 18, London: The United Kingdom welcoming the resolution of the political situation in Sri Lanka commended the resilience of Sri Lanka's judicial and democratic institutions and offered continued assistance to reinvigorate the economy and improve governance.

 Will Mahinda Rajapaksa be deprived of his parliamentary seat?:
Dec 18, Colombo: The Sri Lankan parliament reconvened today after Rani Wickremesinghe, who was ousted from Prime Minister post by President Maithripala Sirisena and replaced by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, was reinstated on Sunday.

 Commonwealth, China, Canada welcome peaceful resolution of Sri Lanka's political crisis:
Dec 18, Colombo: Resolution of Sri Lanka's political crisis following reinstatement of ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been welcomed by the International community.

 ICC fines Sri Lanka bowler Lahiru Kumara for use of an audible obscenity:
Dec 18, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) fined Sri Lankan bowler Lahiru Kumara 15 percent of his match fee for uttering an obscenity during the ongoing Test match in New Zealand.

 Three UPFA MPs crossover to Government:
Dec 18, Colombo: Three United People's Freedom alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians have crossed over to the United National Front government led by the United National Party (UNP).

  Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed as the Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka parliament:
Dec 18, Colombo: Former president and Kurunegala district parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed as the Opposition Leader of Sri Lanka Parliament.

 High profile US delegation visits Sri Lanka's Port of Colombo:
Dec 18, Colombo: Chairman of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake on last Thursday welcomed a high profile delegation of the United States visiting the Colombo Port.

 Bond scam suspects Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena further remanded till 1st of January:
Dec 18, Colombo: The Colombo Fort Magistrate Court today extended the remand of Perpetual Treasuries Limited director Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena, who are in remand custody over the bond scam charges.

 UPFA to nominate Mahinda Rajapaksa as Opposition Leader:
Dec 18, Colombo: The parliamentary group of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has unanimously decided to nominate former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the position of Opposition Leader.

  Plans to release over 263 acres land in North and East before end of the year :
Dec 18, Colombo: Under the advice of the President, it is planned to release more than 263 acres of land used by the military in the North and East before the end of this year in a manner that would not threaten the national security.

 The Air Conditioning market in Sri Lanka growing, demand for HVAC products - Market Report:
Dec 18, Colombo: A market report released by Research and Markets says the rise in residential and commercial construction projects, along with the high growth from the tourism and hospitality industry, is creating demand for HVAC products in Sri Lanka.

 Sri Lanka Parliament to convene today, UNP assigned seats on government side :
Dec 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Parliament is scheduled to convene at 1.00 p.m. today for the first time after the reinstatement of United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister.

 Sri Lanka's manufacturing, services sectors slow down in November 2018:
Dec 17, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank, the industrial production and services in Sri Lanka have eased in November 2018 compared to the same month in 2017.
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 Sri Lanka Army had released over 69,000 acres of land in North and East since 2009 :
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Army said over 69,000 acres of land that was used by the Army in the North East following the end of the war had been released since 2009.

 Sri Lanka's reinstated Premier hopes to form a broad democratic front to safeguard country:
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's reinstated Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that a democratic front will be created to safeguard the country and win the future elections through the front.

 Sri Lanka navy arrests eight Tamil Nadu fishermen for poaching in island waters:
Dec 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy has arrested eight Tamil Nadu fishermen when they were fishing in the island's territorial waters near Sri Lanka's Delft island (Neduntheevu) a fishermen's official said on Monday.

 U.S., Australia welcome political developments in Sri Lanka, look forward to strengthen bilateral relationship:
Dec 17, Colombo: The United States and Australia welcoming the political developments in Sri Lanka expressed expectation to further strengthen the bilateral relationship with the island nation.

 EU, Norway welcome peaceful resolution of Sri Lanka's political crisis:
Dec 17, Colombo: Following the reinstatement of ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday, the European Union along with Norway commended the resilience of Sri Lanka's democratic institutions and welcomed the peaceful resolution of the political crisis.
 UNP mega rally 'Fight for Justice' today at Galle Face :
Dec 17, Colombo: The United National Party will hold a special victory rally themed 'Yukthiye Satana' (Fight for Justice) at the Galle Face green today from 1pm.
 Will present a people friendly program - Rajitha :
Dec 17, Colombo: Former Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says a people friendly program for state administration during the next year will be presented.
 CID to conduct Investigations into the brawl in parliament :
Dec 17, Colombo: investigations into the illegal acts by lawmakers in Sri Lanka parliament attacking police officers and destructing public property last month have been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police.
 Hayleys Energy commences oil and gas drillship service at Hambantota Port:
Dec 17, Colombo: Hayleys Energy Services (HES), the pioneer in Oil and Gas support services in Sri Lanka, announced the arrival of the oil and gas drillship "Aban Abraham" for a warm lay-up to the Hambantota International Port, Sri Lanka.
 India welcomes the resolution of the political crisis in Sri Lanka:
Dec 16, Colombo: India welcomed the resolution of nearly two-month long political crisis in Sri Lanka following the reinstatement of the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday.
 Sri Lanka's reinstated Prime Minister vows to re-start development activities :
Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka's reinstated Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was ousted by President Maithripala Sirisena 51 days ago vowed to re-start the development activities that got delayed as soon as normalcy is restored in the country.
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 Central Environmental Authority to use drone technology to probe environmental issues:
Dec 16, Colombo: The Central Environmental Authority (CEA) of Sri Lanka has taken measures to use drone technology for field tests in addressing environmental issues.
 UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn-in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka :
Dec 16, Colombo: Leader of the United National Party (UNP), Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn-in Sunday for a fifth time as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka ending a nearly two-months long political crisis.
 UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn-in as PM today:
Dec 16, Colombo: Leader of the United National Party (UNP), Ranil Wickremesinghe will be sworn in as the Prime Minister at the Presidential Secretariat at10.30 a.m., today, the General Secretary of UNP, MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.
 Sri Lanka police arrest Bangladeshi woman with 32 kg of heroin worth Rs.388 million:
Dec 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police have arrested a Bangladeshi woman in Dehiwala, a suburb of Colombo with over 32 kilograms of heroin in her possession, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
 Roar Media raises $1 million funding to fuel expansion across Asia:
Dec 16, Colombo: Roar Media, the Sri Lanka-based new-media platform that publishes content across South Asia, recently announced a $1 million raise in funding.
  UNP to implement a special program to uplift living conditions of people :
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's United National Party which will form a new government after its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is reinstated as Prime Minister tomorrow, will implement a special program to uplift the living conditions of the people.
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 Guinea-Bissau national arrested at Sri Lanka airport with Rs. 30 mn worth cocaine:
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs on Saturday arrested a foreign national at the Bandaranaike International Airport with a stock of cocaine worth Rs. 30 million.
 Sri Lanka President asks citizens to set aside political differences for the country:
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says all citizens should commit themselves without political partiality to fulfilling responsibilities for the country's tomorrow.
 Sri Lanka's disputed PM Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns, ousted PM Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn in tomorrow:
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's controversially appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today resigned from the premiership ending a power struggle precipitated by President Maithripala seven weeks ago when he ousted the incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Rajapaksa.
 99X Technology sweeps up double golds at NBEA 2018 :
Dec 15, Colombo: Top honors were awarded to software product engineering specialist 99X Technology, as it won gold both in the ICT Services Sector category as well as in the Overall Medium category at the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2018, organized by the National Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka.
 Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns from Prime Minister post:
Dec 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's controversially appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned from the Prime Minister post today.
 Sathyagraha campaign held to restore democracy concluded after SC decision:
Dec 15, Colombo: The indefinite Sathyagraha campaign launched by the civil society organizations against President Maithripala Sirisena's government to protect the Constitution and the Democracy has been concluded.
 Over 2000 police deployed in Colombo from today for festive season:
Dec 15, Colombo: Over 2,000 police officers will be deployed in the city of Colombo from today (15) for public safety and traffic control during the festive season, the Police Headquarters said.
 Investors in luxury still bullish on Sri Lanka: The Plantation Luxury Villas unveiled to investors following encouraging response:
Dec 15, Colombo: With aspirations to invigorate and inspire luxury hospitality in the region, Sri Lanka-based The Plantation Luxury Villas announced the launch of its newest development of luxury villas, at an event held at The Heritage Café in Galle on Thursday, 13 December.
 Sri Lanka's Ranil Wickremesinghe to be appointed as Prime Minister again:
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister and leader of the majority United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe will be appointed as Prime Minister again, reports from Colombo say.
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 Pakistan awards scholarships to Sri Lankan students in Medicine:
Dec 14, Colombo: The Government of Pakistan through its High Commission in Sri Lanka has awarded higher education scholarships to nine Sri Lankan students in the field of Medicine in top Pakistani institutions under Pakistan Technical Assistance Programme (PTAP) for Sri Lanka.
 Sri Lanka's controversially appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign tomorrow:
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's controversially appointed Prime Minister will resign from the premiership tomorrow after an address to the nation, parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said.
  Sri Lanka Supreme Court decides to proceed with Mahinda Rajapaksa's appeal, interim injunction still valid :
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday has granted special leave to proceed with the appeal filed by Mahinda Rajapaksa and the members of the purported government against Court of Appeal's interim injunction that restrained them from functioning in their respective posts.
 TNA leader says no agreement with UNP:
Dec 14, Colombo: Leader of the Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan has strongly denied that he has signed any agreements with United National Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.
 Supreme Court begins hearing of Mahinda Rajapaksa's appeal:
Dec 14, Colombo: The Supreme Court has commenced the hearing of the appeal filed by Mahinda Rajapaksa and the members of the purported government against Court of Appeal's interim injunction that restrained them from functioning in their respective posts.
 Saman Ratnapriya arrives at TID to record a statement:
Dec 14, Colombo: Saman Ratnapriya, a member of the 'Purawesi Balaya' organization has arrived at the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) of Police to record a statement on the comments he had made to media recently.
 Sri Lanka Air Force conducts first ever aerial reforestation operation:
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Air Force under an initiative of its Commander Air Marshal Kapila Jayampathy, has conducted its first 'seed bombing' operation to restore the forest cover.
 CICT to enhance Colombo Port's deep water capacity by March 2019:
Dec 14, Colombo: Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) has announced a significant equipment addition that will enhance the terminal's deep water capacity and make Colombo one of the few ports in Asia capable of handling vessels of 22,000 + TEUs.
 Sri Lanka President to form a new government from Monday:
Dec 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena has said that a new cabinet would be sworn in and a new government will be formed by next Monday.
  TNA threatens to reveal SLPP's promises to them if continues to accuse of pact with UNP :
Dec 13, Colombo: The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says that, if the party is continuously being accused of having secret pacts with the United National Party (UNP) they will reveal what Mahinda Rajapaksa's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has promised the party.
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 JVP to file impeachment motion against President if he continues his stance:
Dec 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna says they will bring an impeachment motion against the President Maithripala Sirisena for violating the constitution if he continues the political crisis disregarding the top court's decision.
 Motions filed requesting five-judge SC panel, and remove Judge Eva Wanasundera from panel hearing Mahinda Rajapaksa's appeal:
Dec 13, Colombo: Lawyers on behalf of ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have filled a motion before Supreme Court requesting a five-judge Bench to hear Mahinda Rajapaksa's appeal on holding the Prime Minister's office.
  Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister expects President to respect the SC ruling:
Dec 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe praising the judiciary after the Supreme Court ruled that the dissolution of parliament by President Maithripala Sirisena last month was unconstitutional and illegal, expected the President to respect the court's judgement.
 Sri Lanka Supreme Court rules President's decision to dissolve parliament illegal:
Dec 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today ruled that President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve Parliament was unconstitutional and illegal.
 Supreme Court to deliver verdict on petitions against dissolution of parliament today :
Dec 13, Colombo: The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict on the fundamental rights petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament by the President Maithripala Sirisena today at 4:00 pm.
 Sri Lanka pledges US$ 15,000 to UNHCR's 2019 programs:
Dec 13, Colombo: At the 2019 Global Appeal of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) held in Geneva Wednesday, Sri Lanka has pledged a modest contribution of 15,000 US dollars to the UNHCR's 2019 programs.
  Central Bank of Sri Lanka hold its 11th International Research Conference:
Dec 12, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka held its 11th International Research Conference on 07 December 2018 under the theme of "Inflation Targeting and Central Bank Independence, Accountability and Transparency".
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 Sri Lanka parliament passes motion to show confidence in ousted Prime Minister:
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday passed a vote of confidence to show the ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe commands the confidence of Parliament to function as Prime Minister.
 Sri Lanka's Supreme Court to hear appeal against Interim Order on Mahinda Rajapaksa & Cabinet on December 14th:
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court will hear the appeal filed against Court of Appeal's interim injunction that restrained Mahinda Rajapaksa and his cabinet from functioning in the respective posts on December 14th.
 Sri Lanka's Appeal Court postpones hearing Quo Warranto against Mahinda Rajapaksa and cabinet until January :
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Court of Appeal on Wednesday postponed the hearing of the petition restraining controversially appointed prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Cabinet of the purported government from functioning until next month.
 Bank of Ceylon launches World MasterCard to offer world class benefits:
Dec 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka's largest bank, Bank of Ceylon jointly with MasterCard International has launched the World MasterCard themed as "Be the Master of your Journey".
 UNP to present motion today to show confidence in Ranil Wickremesinghe to function as Prime Minister:
Dec 12, Colombo: The majority party of Sri Lanka parliament, the United National Party (UNP) will submit a vote of confidence motion in parliament today to show the party's leader Ranil Wickremesinghe commands the confidence of Parliament to function as Prime Minister.
 Estate sector workers to end strike from today after President's intervention:
Dec 12, Colombo: The Ceylon Workers' Congress chairman Arumugam Thondaman says that the strike action launched by plantation workers for the past eight days will end this morning.
  Railway unions threaten to launch strike on December 26:
Dec 11, Colombo: The Railway Locomotive Engine Drivers Union says trade union action will be launched from the 26th of December if the Cabinet paper that was passed under the good governance government pertaining to addressing salary anomalies and the graded system of the railway service is not enforced.
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 Sri Lanka's ousted PM challenged in court on his parliamentary membership :
Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been challenged in court on his eligibility to hold a parliamentary membership and his premiership.
 Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away over 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters:
Dec 11, Colombo: Indian fishermen from Tamil Nadu have accused the Sri Lankan Navy personnel of snapping their fishing nets and chasing them back to Indian waters while they were fishing near the Katchatheevu islet on Monday.
 Transparency International Sri Lanka calls on Bribery Commission to act on President's Allegations:
Dec 11, Colombo: The anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has called on the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) to consider the statement of the President in its ongoing investigation into allegations of attempts to bribe members of parliament.
 ComBank Annual Report Best in Banking sector for 14th year:
Dec 11, Colombo: The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC was reaffirmed the best among Sri Lanka's banks for financial disclosure for a consistent 14th year, winning the Gold in the Banking Institutions category at the 2018 CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards.
 President to open Harvest 2018 agriculture exhibition today:
Dec 11, Colombo: The Harvest 2018 Agriculture Exhibition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka will be opened today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH in Colombo.
 Motion against President's request to rush SC verdict on dissolution of parliament:
Dec 11, Colombo: A motion has been filed before the Supreme Court against the President Maithripala Sirisena's request to expedite the verdict of the petitions on the dissolution of the parliament.
 Abduction case against MP Hirunika Premachandra set for trial in March:
Dec 11, Colombo: The Colombo High Court has set dates to hear the case against MP Hirunika Premachandra over the abduction a youth from Dematagoda area in December 2015.
 Raids on food traders and restaurants during National Food Security Week :
Dec 11, Colombo: Island wide restaurants and stores selling food items will be inspected during the National Food Security Week that commenced on Monday.
 SMS alerts to prevent elephant deaths by trains:
Dec 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka Railway Department has launched a SMS alert service from Monday (10) as the first phase of the project on preventing elephant deaths by collision with trains.
 Sri Lanka's Colombo Port reports 28.8% increase in cruise ship arrivals:
Dec 10, Colombo: A remarkable growth of the cruise ships calling at the Port of Colombo has been reported this year. According to the records of Sri Lanka Ports Authority, 45 cruise ships have called at the Port of Colombo in the past 10 months
 President to obtain SC verdict without delay - MP Wimal Weerawansa:
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has announced that he will request the Supreme Court to issue the decision of the petition against the dissolution of Parliament.
 Sri Lanka President emphasizes implementing death penalty for drug traffickers:
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today stressed on taking necessary steps to implement the recent decision to enforce death penalty for convicted drug traffickers.
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 ICC suspends Sri Lanka off-spinner Akila Dananjaya after his bowling action of found to be illegal :
Dec 10, Colombo: The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of Sri Lanka's off-spinner Akila Dananjaya to be illegal and has suspended him from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect.
 Sri Lanka-Singapore FTA signed without proper consent: President:
Dec 10, Colombo: The report of the Presidential Commission on Sri Lanka - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLFTA) has highlighted that the agreement has been rushed without proper consent of stakeholder institutions, President Maithripala Sirisena said today.
 Norway partners with UNDP Sri Lanka to support peace, justice and strong institutions :
Dec 10, Colombo: The Government of Norway entered into a partnership agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka to extend support to UNDP Sri Lanka's flagship portfolio on SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions project for the period December 2018 to December 2020.
 FR petition filed in Supreme Court challenging Speaker's decision to convene parliament:
Dec 10, Colombo: A Fundamental Rights petition filed before Supreme Court challenging Speaker Karu Jayasuirya's decision to convene parliament while the court has issued an injunction.
 Sri Lanka tea estate workers continue strike for the seventh day:
Dec 10, Colombo: The strike launched by tea estate workers demanding the plantation companies to increase their basic daily wage up to Rs. 1000 continued for the seventh day today throughout the estate sector.
 Sri Lanka President ready to accept the top court verdict with respect:
Dec 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says he will accept the Supreme Court's verdict with respect and take future political decisions accordingly in the best interest of the country.
  Five ministry secretaries to be summoned before parliamentary committees for questioning :
Dec 09, Colombo: A motion to summon five Secretaries to Ministries before parliamentary committees for questioning has been handed over to the Speaker of House, Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
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 All payments to ministers and their staff suspended following court order:
Dec 09, Colombo: According to the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal, all payments to ministers and their staff were temporarily suspended, a senior government official has told the Sunday Times.
 Two arrested with cache of firearms and ammunition:
Dec 09, Colombo: The police have seized a cache of weapons and a large stock of ammunition hidden in a house in Beruwela on Sunday and arrested two people with regard to the weapons.
 New Director appointed for Terrorism Investigation Division :
Dec 09, Colombo: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of Jaffna Police division W S E Jayasundera has been appointed as the new Director of Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) of police.
 Sri Lanka's tea production up 15% in October :
Dec 09, Colombo: Tea production in October gained by 3.9 million kilos or 15% to 29.6 million though the first 10 months figure was down marginally by 2% to 253 million kilos.
 Drunk driver kills three people in two separate accidents :
Dec 09, Colombo: Three persons have died in two separate road accidents in Mount Lavinia and Ratmalana when a drunk motorist ran over several vehicles.
 JVP says need to defeat the conspiracy first, abolishment of executive presidency is the only solution:
Dec 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) says the current parliament has no legitimacy to govern the country since any party that gets the majority 113 in Parliament would do so by bribing.
 Disciplinary inquiry against teacher arrested for helping a student to cheat at GCE O/L examination :
Dec 08, Colombo: The Education Ministry has launched a disciplinary inquiry in addition to the police inquiry against a teacher who was arrested for helping a candidate sitting for the G.C.E. Ordinary Level examination to cheat by texting him the answers.
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 Police arrest two drunk cops at a tourist hotel:
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested two intoxicated police constables today (8th) for unruly behavior at a tourist hotel in Weligama.
 Sri Lanka President admits Mahinda Rajapaksa bribing MPs to show majority:
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has openly admitted that his Prime Minister appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa has attempted to bribe parliamentarians to show majority in the House and said that the current crisis is a result of his failure to gather 113 MPs.
 UPFA says no decision yet to form a SLFP-SLPP alliance:
Dec 08, Colombo: General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Mahinda Amaraweera has said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has been discussing several options to contest future elections but not yet made a definitive decision to form an alliance with the newly formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).
  SLFP plans to join SLPP to continue its political journey :
Dec 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dr Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa says that the SLFP has made necessary arrangements to continue its political journey by joining with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).
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