Common Candidate Excites Popular Imagination
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Common Candidate Excites Popular Imagination

The question mark that hangs over the presidential election due in October this year is not going away. The answer to it keeps getting put off. The latest is the government’s proposed constitutional amendment to eliminate ambiguity in the term of the president from six to five years. The Supreme Court has thrice affirmed the…

Supreme Court Petition Filed Over the 19th Constitutional Amendment and Presidential Election
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Supreme Court Petition Filed Over the 19th Constitutional Amendment and Presidential Election

A fundamental rights petition has been filed in the Supreme Court, asserting that holding a presidential election without the proper enactment of the 19th Constitutional Amendment into law violates the fundamental rights of the people of Sri Lanka. Attorney-at-Law Aruna Laksiri Unawatuna clarified the legal arguments underpinning the petition. The petition, filed by Unawatuna, requests…

Action Against Diana Gamage Despite Social Media and Opposition Accusations about Inaction
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Action Against Diana Gamage Despite Social Media and Opposition Accusations about Inaction

Despite accusations from social media and opposition parties alleging government inaction against former State Minister Diana Gamage, prosecutors have sought the Attorney General’s instructions to frame charges. The Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court heard six cases against Gamage yesterday (11th) for violating immigration laws. The cases, filed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), highlight the complexity…

Shanmugam Kugathasan sworn in as Member of Parliament
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Shanmugam Kugathasan sworn in as Member of Parliament

Kathiravelu Shanmugam Kugathasan of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) was sworn in as a Member of Parliament this morning (09). He took oaths before Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena soon after the parliamentary proceedings commenced. Last week, the Election Commission had named Kuhadasan to fill the parliamentary seat that fell vacant following the passing of…

The Legacy of R. Sampanthan: A Story of Leadership and Commitment
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The Legacy of R. Sampanthan: A Story of Leadership and Commitment

In the annals of Sri Lankan politics, the name R. Sampanthan stands out as a beacon of Tamil nationalism and a paragon of moderate political discourse. This story traces the life of this remarkable leader, from his early days through his parliamentary career, and highlights his steadfast commitment to finding a political settlement amidst one…

Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring: A Comprehensive Overview
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Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring: A Comprehensive Overview

Sri Lanka is undergoing a significant debt restructuring process to stabilize its economy and meet fiscal targets set by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The restructuring is aimed at achieving a primary budget surplus of 2.3% by 2025. Below is a detailed feature with technical details on Sri Lanka’s debt restructuring efforts. IMF Bailout Program…

The Impact of the Indian Election on Sri Lanka
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The Impact of the Indian Election on Sri Lanka

India, the world’s largest democracy, has a profound influence on its neighbouring countries, including Sri Lanka. The Indian general election, a massive democratic exercise involving over 900 million eligible voters, determines the political direction of the country for the next five years. In the recent election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi secured a significant victory with…

Committee approves Women’s Empowerment Bill to be presented in Parliament tomorrow

Committee approves Women’s Empowerment Bill to be presented in Parliament tomorrow

The Women’s Empowerment Bill, which is to be presented in Parliament for the Second Reading tomorrow (04), recently received the approval of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Children, Women and Gender. Recently (27th) the Bill was approved with conditions at the Sectoral Oversight Committee on Children, Women and Gender held, chaired by the of Member…

Donald Trump found guilty of all 34 charges in hush money trial
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Donald Trump found guilty of all 34 charges in hush money trial

A New York jury convicting Donald Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records brought the former president’s weekslong trial to a close but ushered in a new phase of the historic case. Now in the unique position of being the first former US president convicted of a felony, Trump faces the possibility of…