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EC hints of holding PC polls by September

EC hints of holding PC polls by September

The Elections Commission yesterday hinted that the Provincial Council Election could be held in September, since the terms of the Central, Northern and North Western Read more…

A worried India

A worried India

The fresh political crisis in Sri Lanka should have New Delhi concerned. The strong showing by the opposition Sri Lanka People’s Front, led by former Read more…

Cabinet Reshuffle Further Delayed As Several Ministers Refuse To Step Down From Their Current Portfolios

Cabinet Reshuffle Further Delayed As Several Ministers Refuse To Step Down From Their Current Portfolios

The proposed Cabinet reshuffle has been delayed as some Ministers in the UNP have refused to move away from their current portfolios, government sources said. Read more…

Re-think on electoral system for PCs

Re-think on electoral system for PCs

In the aftermath of the defeat at the local government elections, the United National Party (UNP) is said to be considering whether to revert to Read more…

Elections for 6 PCs due in September Postponing Polls a violation of franchise– Deshapriya PCs essential for LG bodies to function

Elections for 6 PCs due in September Postponing Polls a violation of franchise– Deshapriya PCs essential for LG bodies to function

Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that while the elections to six Provincial Councils are scheduled to be held in September, any attempt Read more…

Lasantha murder: SSP gives confidential statement
22 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Lasantha murder: SSP gives confidential statement »

Former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in charge of Mount Lavinia area, Hemantha Adhikari, who has been arrested in connection with the murder of journalist Read more…

Sri Lanka summons defense attaché at London to Colombo
22 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Sri Lanka summons defense attaché at London to Colombo »

Brigadier Priyankara Fernando, the Defense Advisor at Sri Lanka High Commission in London, has been summoned to Colombo.

Army Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu said Brigadier Read more…

Who is telling the truth? Editorial – The Island
22 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Who is telling the truth? Editorial – The Island »

It is being argued in legal and political circles that the incumbent administration and its Cabinet are illegal because the MoU between the UNP and Read more…

No one can change women’s quota – CaFFE
22 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

No one can change women’s quota – CaFFE »

No one had the power to alter the 25% female representation in the Local Councils, Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) Executive Director Keerthi Read more…

Under Amended LG Act No crossovers allowed
22 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Under Amended LG Act No crossovers allowed »

Under the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Act, no elected member of a party can cross over to another. This was pointed out by the Secretary Read more…

Bouncing back from LG election drubbing By Colonel R Hariharan
21 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Bouncing back from LG election drubbing By Colonel R Hariharan »

After Mahinda Rajapaksa’s fledgling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) handed out a shocking defeat to both the UNP and the SLFP in the Local Government Read more…

People are very angry says Mavai
21 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

People are very angry says Mavai »

Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Leader, Parliamentarian Mavai Senathiraja said recently, “Our people had faith during the Presidential Elections in 2015 and they cast their Read more…

Post-poll manoeuvres
21 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Post-poll manoeuvres »

The outcome of last week’s local government elections, one that had elicited unprecedented interest both locally and internationally, sent shock waves through the Sri Lankan Read more…

Mahinda Rajapaksa Cannot Politically Survive Without Feeding into Xenophobia and Sinhala Buddhist Ultra-nationalism By  Ranga Jayasuriya
21 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

Mahinda Rajapaksa Cannot Politically Survive Without Feeding into Xenophobia and Sinhala Buddhist Ultra-nationalism By Ranga Jayasuriya »

Sri Lankan politics is cheap. The depth of that cheapness is proof in the two stark choices that the people have now been given. One Read more…

UN blocks deployment of Sri Lankan military officer to Lebanon
21 Feb
2018
Written by TELOadmin

UN blocks deployment of Sri Lankan military officer to Lebanon »

The United Nations (UN) has blocked the deployment of a Sri Lankan military officer to Lebanon for peacekeeping operations.

UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq said Read more…