Month: September 2015

End politics of conflict and extend a helping hand to strengthen the politics of consociation – President urges MPs

President Maithripala Sirisena called on all political parties to end politics of conflict and extend a helping hand to strengthen the politics of consociation initiated by the government. Pointing out that one major national party ruled the country for 35 years and the other main party ruled for 32 years, he urged all the Members…

Parliament elects new Speaker 

The United National Party (UNP)  MP Karu Jayasuriya has been unanimously elected as the Speaker of  the 8th Parliament of Sri Lanka. The newly elected Parliament convened today with the first order of the day being the appointment of the Speaker. His name was proposed by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe and seconded by former opposition…

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