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Speaker, Karu Jayasuriya has signed the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) Act. The draft Bill to establish an Office on Missing Persons (OMP) was passed...

The no confidence motion against Finance Minister, Ravi Karunanayake was presented in Parliament today by Chief Opposition Whip, MP Dinesh Gunawardena a short while...

Parliament was briefly suspended for 10 minutes a short while ago following a heated argument between some Government and Opposition MPs. According to reports, the...

The vote on the Second Reading of the 2016 Budget was passed in Parliament a short while ago with a majority of 107 votes. The...

The Kaduwela Magistrate's Court has issued an order prohibiting a procession organized by university students from entering Parliament Road. Issuing a media release, Police Headquarters...

Parliament was briefly adjourned for 10 minutes today due to an uproar that was created due to an alleged erroneous budget booklet. The uproar was...

Following the conclusion of today's Budget Speech (Second Reading), the Second Reading Parliamentary Debate of the 2016 Budget will commence tomorrow (November 21) at...

The Appropriation Bill (First Reading) for the year 2016 was tabled in Parliament a short while ago by Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella. Finance...

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tabled the report compiled by the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (OHCHR) in Parliament a short while ago. The Prime...

Gary Anandasangaree has won the new riding of Scarborough-Rouge Park for the Liberal party,  Canada, beating the Conservatives after the party dropped candidate Jerry Bance late...

The Government has announced the Parliamentary program for the Budget 2016. The program, which was presented to Cabinet by Acting Minister of Finance, Lakshman...

Parliament had to be adjourned for 10 minutes a short while ago after several United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MPs protested against the 'Hybrid Court'...

Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake has stated that the Government's 2016 Budget proposals will be tabled in Parliament on November 20, this year.

Three MPs took oaths before Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today. Accordingly, Palitha Thewarapperuma, Lakshman Seneviratne and Bimal Rathnayake took oaths as MPs. Palitha Thewarapperuma, contesting from...

An awareness workshop for Members of Parliament elected to the eighth Parliament will be held on September 10 and 11 at Committee Room No...

The motion presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to increase the Cabinet of Ministers to 48 and State and Deputy Ministers to 45 was passed in...

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake's name has been proposed for the post of Chief Opposition Whip. Earlier this morning, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya announced...

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya allowed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to present a proposal to increase the number of Cabinet Ministers in the new government. In accordance...

The next session of the 8th Parliament will be held at 9.30am on September 3 (Thursday). Parliament was adjourned till September 3 a short while ago...

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella was appointed as Leader of the House at the inaugural session of the 8th Parliament. UNP MP Gayantha...

The inaugural session of the 8th Parliament commenced this morning. United National Party (UNP) MP Karu Jayasuriya was elected uncontested as the Speaker and...

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has named former Matara District MP Sunil Handunnetti and former Auditor General Sarachchandra Mayadunne as its nominees to Parliament...

President Maithripala Sirisena has dissolved Parliament with effect from midnight today (June 26). The gazette notification in this regard, which has been signed by...

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera told journalists today that Parliament could be dissolved 'within hours' and not within days. He was responding to a question...

Minor political parties have vehemently opposed the 20th Amendment to the Constitution which has been proposed to change the country's electoral system. Representatives from...

United National Party (UNP) should emerge victorious at the next General Election for a brighter future for the country’s youth, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe...

Cabinet has approved a proposal made to introduce a Code of Conduct for representatives of Local Government Institutions. According to figures given by the government,...

The Government has decided that for the moment, the Constitutional Council (CC) will function with the present seven members until a consensus is reached...

Parliament will not be dissolved until the 20th Amendment to the Constitution is passed, the government insisted today. Speaking at the weekly Cabinet press briefing,...

Parliament from the good old days has been transformed from an estimable institution that made it a distinguished body to the decay and disrepair...

Parliament has been adjourned until June 9. Parliament had convened for a special session today in order to approve the names of the three...

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