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Prez - PM showdown at Cabinet

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are reported to have had a showdown at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting over the proposal to develop the East Container Terminal of the Colombo Port as an Indian investment.

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Nothing certain about PC polls: EC

Even after Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe submits the delimitation review report to President Maithripala Sirisena by October 28, PC polls cannot be held until amendments if any are approved by Parliament, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday.

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AKD blasts Ranil’s hypocrisy on vehicle imports

Chief Opposition Whip and Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday (9) criticized Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe saying that the latter has no right to request the general public not to import vehicles while he has imported two vehicles worth Rs 300 million just for coming to Parliament from the Temple Trees.

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SB denies MS-MR secret meeting

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake yesterday (8), denied reports that a secret meeting had taken place between President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President and incumbent MP Mahinda Rajapaksa at Dissanayake’s residence last week.

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