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India must engage to counteract Chinese supplied instability – Financial Times editorial

India must engage to counteract Chinese supplied instability – Financial Times editorial

India must stand up for democracy in its own backyard as Sri Lanka’s current political turmoil points to China’s increasing role, the Financial Read more…

Bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka says German ambassador

Bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka says German ambassador

Germany’s ambassador to Colombo today criticised the violent scenes in parliament tweeting it was a “bad day for democracy in Sri Lanka.”

“SL has Read more…

British MPs call for suspension of trade concessions

British MPs call for suspension of trade concessions

A group of British parliamentarians have written to UK’s foreign secretary warning that “Sri Lanka’s political stability is at grave risk” and called Read more…

Business community say conduct of MPs shameful and an embarrassment

Business community say conduct of MPs shameful and an embarrassment

The business community in Sri Lanka said that the conduct of some elected representatives in Parliament today was both shameful and an embarrassment Read more…

Speaker calls party leaders’ meeting

Speaker calls party leaders’ meeting

Speaker has called for a meeting of party leaders at 11.30 a.m. this morning (16), the Office of the Speaker stated.

Accordingly, the meeting will Read more…

US Congressional Caucus hosts briefing on security sector reform in Sri Lanka
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

US Congressional Caucus hosts briefing on security sector reform in Sri Lanka »

The U.S. Congressional Caucus on Ethnic and Religious Freedom in Sri Lanka hosted a briefing on security sector reform in Sri Lanka.

The co-chairs of Read more…

MR-RW to meet shortly
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

MR-RW to meet shortly »

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to meet UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in the Parliament House shortly to discuss the crisis.

Five MPs from each Read more…

Parliament adjourned till November 21st
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Parliament adjourned till November 21st »

Parliament was adjourned till November 21st after a tense situation arose in Parliament today.

Politician party leaders and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya met and decided to Read more…

Violence breaks out inside Parliament
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Violence breaks out inside Parliament »

A clash broke out in Parliament today between MPs from the Government and the opposition.

Parliamentarians from both sides clashed after Read more…

SL Rupee depreciates further against USD
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

SL Rupee depreciates further against USD »

The Sri Lanka Rupee depreciated against the US Dollar today.

The Rupee fell to Rs. 178.10 against the USD at close of trading today.

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“Premiership is not a big deal for me” – MR
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

“Premiership is not a big deal for me” – MR »

10.53 am – Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, Ranil Wickremesinghe and the opposition leader R. Sampanthan left the chamber a short Read more…

UPFA down to 92 as MS-MR project fails
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

UPFA down to 92 as MS-MR project fails »

Of the five UNP lawmakers, who had accepted portfolios from President Maithripala Sirisena in the wake of the change of government on Oct Read more…

Excavations of the Mannar mass grave temporarily suspended
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Excavations of the Mannar mass grave temporarily suspended »

The excavation activities of the Mannar mass grave found at the old Sathosa building in Mannar, had been temporarily suspended from today (14) Read more…

JVP to present 20A in Parliament again
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

JVP to present 20A in Parliament again »

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that his party would present the 20th Amendment to abolish the Executive Presidency, to Parliament again.

Speaking at a Read more…

Sri Lanka President rejects No-Confidence Motion passed in parliament against his Prime Minister and cabinet
15 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka President rejects No-Confidence Motion passed in parliament against his Prime Minister and cabinet »

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday rejected the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) brought against the Prime Minister and the Government appointed by him.

In a letter Read more…