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“I Will Not Reappoint Ranil Even If It Costs My Position” : President Sirisena Tells UPFA MPs After SC Ruling

“I Will Not Reappoint Ranil Even If It Costs My Position” : President Sirisena Tells UPFA MPs After SC Ruling

President Maithripala Sirisena had stated this evening that he was not ready to reappoint UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister.

Speaking to UPFA Read more…

Sri Lanka: president’s dissolution of parliament illegal, top court rules

Sri Lanka: president’s dissolution of parliament illegal, top court rules

Sri Lanka’s supreme court has rejected an attempt by the president to dismiss parliament and hold snap elections, leaving the country without a Read more…

The lies they tell –  By Taylor Dibbert

The lies they tell – By Taylor Dibbert

Sri Lanka’s political crisis continues. The attempted coup is a huge mess. No one knows how the imbroglio will end, although the coup Read more…

New report published on 500 Tamils missing while in Army custody

New report published on 500 Tamils missing while in Army custody

The International Truth and Justice Project and HRDAG have published a report on 500 Tamils who disappeared while in Army custody in Sri Read more…

Bogus UNP -TNA Pact Written In Sinhala With Ranil’s English and Sampanthan’s Sinhala Signatures Being Circulated.

Bogus UNP -TNA Pact Written In Sinhala With Ranil’s English and Sampanthan’s Sinhala Signatures Being Circulated.

The UNP said yesterday that it would institute legal action against the Podujana Peramuna for circulating a false agreement that the UNP had purportedly Read more…

Parties discuss feasibility of holding general election
12 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Parties discuss feasibility of holding general election »

Discussions are underway among political parties to approve a resolution in Parliament with two-thirds majority calling for its dissolution in case the Supreme Read more…

The government has no budget from January 2019
11 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

The government has no budget from January 2019 »

What is the current status of government expenditure and government affairs?

When News 1st spoke to Secretary to the Prime Minister Read more…

Sri Lanka President now pushes Supreme Court, risks clash with the Judiciary
11 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka President now pushes Supreme Court, risks clash with the Judiciary »

In an unprecedented move, Sri Lanka President is to ask his Attorney General to push the Supreme Court to deliver ‘without delay’ the Read more…

Specific proposition required to go for referendum – PAFFREL
11 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Specific proposition required to go for referendum – PAFFREL »

Holding only a general election would not suffice in resolving the prevailing political and constitutional crisis in the country, according to a Sri Lankan election Read more…

All galleries in Parliament except for the press gallery closed
11 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

All galleries in Parliament except for the press gallery closed »

Except for the press gallery, all other galleries in Parliament will be closed when the House takes up the confidence motion on UNP Read more…

JVP: Prez violates Constitution by refusing to appoint Ranil PM
11 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

JVP: Prez violates Constitution by refusing to appoint Ranil PM »

There are provisions in the Constitution to act against the President if he continues to commit constitutional violations and the progressive forces must Read more…

President Sirisena Likely To Call Referendum On General Election If Supreme Court Rules Against Dissolution Of Parliament
11 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

President Sirisena Likely To Call Referendum On General Election If Supreme Court Rules Against Dissolution Of Parliament »

President Maithripala Sirissna is likely to call a referendum if the Supreme Court rules against his move to dissolve Parliament, sources close to Read more…

All payments to Ministers & their private staff suspended
10 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

All payments to Ministers & their private staff suspended »

Steps have been taken to temporarily suspend the payments of salaries to Ministers and their private staff following an order issued by court Read more…

Sri Lankan History That is Taught to Children is Extremely Sinhala-centric, with Only a Few Paragraphs Mentioning the Jaffna Kingdom and the Tamil People
10 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lankan History That is Taught to Children is Extremely Sinhala-centric, with Only a Few Paragraphs Mentioning the Jaffna Kingdom and the Tamil People »

In Grade 3, my Social Studies textbook described Sri Lanka as being a multicultural country, where people of all ethnicities lived together in Read more…

Case Challenging “Illegal” Sacking Of Ranil Wickremesinghe And His Government Fixed For Support On January 07
10 Dec
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Case Challenging “Illegal” Sacking Of Ranil Wickremesinghe And His Government Fixed For Support On January 07 »

A petition filed by Dambara Amila Thera challenging the illegal sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and other members of his government has been Read more…