The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN ) - The United States sharing commitment with Indo-Pacific nations to advance regional interests has stressed the need to achieve an outcome consistent with democratic principles to political developments in Sri Lanka.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - A motion has been submitted by the UNP to the Speaker, seeking to cut off the funds allocated from the budget under the expenditure heads of Prime Minister
and Prime Minister’s Office, with immediate effect.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN ) - The 56th World Congress of Integrated Medicines organised by Medicina Alternativa and Open International University for Complementary Medicines , would be held from November 23 to 25 at the BMICH, in Colombo.

MALE, Maldives (The Island/ANN) - The new Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid said yesterday that the Maldives would re-join the Commonwealth shortly.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - While President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have refused to accept Ranil Wickremesinghe as the legitimate Premier citing various excuses,Senior United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Kumara Welgama has
called for an end to the bickering and for the President to accept 
whoever has a majority in Parliament as the Prime Minister.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Ranil Wickremesinghe, who maintains that he is the legitimate Prime Minister, told a mamoth United National Front ( UNF ) rally in Colombo yesterday,that a minority government could exist,only if there was no opposition to it.

COLOMBO ( The Island/ANN) - Following yesterday's interim order by the Supreme Court staying until December 7, the proclamation issued by President Maithripala Sirisena dissolving Parliament , the government said that as a respondent it would ask for a fuller bench to
hear the petitions before Court .

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Supreme Court yesterday issued an interim order suspending till December 7, President Maithripala Sirisena’s gazette notification dissolving Parliament and calling a general election and granted leave to proceed with all the fundamental rights violation petitions filed against the recent dissolution of Parliament.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN ) - The United National Party (UNP) said yesterday that under the "illegal deal" entered into by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, there was a move to abolish the Special High Courts.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Describing  President Maithripala Sirisena as a  "dictator gone mad", the United National Party ( UNP ) said yesterday that it would fight at every possible forum his unconstitutional actions in violation of the very constitution he had introduced , on the mandate given by the people.