Archive for September 5th, 2019

SLFP to nominate own presidential candidate

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Courtesy The Island he Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will be fielding a candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, stated MP Weerakumara Dissanayake. According to the parliamentarian, the General Secretary of the party, MP Dayasiri Jayasekara has informed the Elections Commission on the decision.

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19A: Half a President and half a PM Four decades of constitutional folly and failure – 5

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

By C. A. Chandraprema Courtesy The Island (The previous article in this series of self-contained pieces on the Constitution was published on Friday the 30th of August.) The 19th Amendment to the Constitution brought by the yahapalana government was much wider in scope than the 17th and 18th Amendments. The 19th Amendment reinstated the Constitutional Council […]

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Wimal: What did those mystery boxes contain? Dispute over US refusal to allow scanning of ‘cargo’ at the Hilton Colombo

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Lawmaker Weerawansa holding a picture of US personnel at the Hilton Colombo Alleging that the US was stepping up clandestine operations in Colombo, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa, MP, on Wednesday (4) warned of dire consequences unless remedial measures were taken. Weerawansa alleged that the US had […]

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