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

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

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

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

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

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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Mahinda leaves SLFP and joins SLPP
11 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Mahinda leaves SLFP and joins SLPP »

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa left the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and joined the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

Rajapaksa obtained the SLPP membership at Read more…

UN Chief concerned by Sri Lanka President’s decision to dissolve parliament
11 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

UN Chief concerned by Sri Lanka President’s decision to dissolve parliament »

The Secretary-General of the United Nations is concerned by the Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena’s sudden decision to dissolve the parliament, Deputy Spokesman Read more…

Former SLFP MPs flock to join SLPP
11 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Former SLFP MPs flock to join SLPP »

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s former parliamentarians are flocking to obtain membership in the newly formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to contest Read more…

Tamil Nadu parties slam Sirisena for dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament
11 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

Tamil Nadu parties slam Sirisena for dissolution of Sri Lankan Parliament »

Tamil Nadu political parties, including the main opposition DMK Saturday termed the dissolution of the Sri Lankan Parliament as “murder of democracy”. They Read more…

India has no preference for Prime Minister in Sri Lanka
10 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

India has no preference for Prime Minister in Sri Lanka »

India today said, it is monitoring the situation related to the political developments in Sri Lanka.

In reply to a media query, Indian Foreign Ministry Read more…

UNP MPs Meet Elections Commission Chairman On “Illegal Dissolution” : EC Promises To Abide By Law And Respect Constitution
10 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

UNP MPs Meet Elections Commission Chairman On “Illegal Dissolution” : EC Promises To Abide By Law And Respect Constitution »

A group of UNP MPs led by General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam met with Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya a short while ago, Read more…

JVP to rally against President’s unconstitutional moves
10 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

JVP to rally against President’s unconstitutional moves »

Sri Lanka’s Marxist party, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna says the party will rally against the Rally against unconstitutional, undemocratic, unethical & unconventional moves taken Read more…

UK, Canada and Australia also express concern over dissolution of Parliament
10 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

UK, Canada and Australia also express concern over dissolution of Parliament »

President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to dissolve parliament has drawn criticism from Western powers, including the United States and Britain.

Sirisena dissolved Read more…

US concerned by Sri Lanka snap polls – AFP
10 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

US concerned by Sri Lanka snap polls – AFP »

The United States voiced concern Friday after Sri Lanka’s president ordered snap elections, as lawmakers warned that US aid was in question.

President Maithripala Sirisena, Read more…

UNP says dissolution of Parliament illegal, but will face polls
9 Nov
2018
Written by TELO Admin

UNP says dissolution of Parliament illegal, but will face polls »

The United National Party (UNP) said that the decision taken by President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve Parliament was illegal but the party will Read more…