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Govt continues sans renewal of SLFP-UNP agreement: Dinesh

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MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena has questioned the propriety, constitutional or otherwise, of the National Government continuing in office without renewing the agreement between Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the United National Party.

He raised the issue under Standing Orders 23 (2) and pleaded the Government had exceeded the number of Cabinet Ministers stipulated in the Constitution. The National Government was formed subsequent to a Parliamentary motion in 2015. The UNP-SLFP MoU to work in a National Government expired on December 31. As per the Constitution, the number of Cabinet Ministers should be limited to only 30.

He went on that the Prime Minister should be consulted by the President prior to any ministerial appointment according to the Constitution. We would like to know whether Prime Minister was consulted over the appointment of State Ministers Shriyani Wijewickrama and Piyasena Gamage last month.

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Demonstration by Peradeniya University students in Galaha

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TNA meets people in Jaffna

Tamil National Alliance met its supporters in Jaffna town at a meeting in the Mahumood Hall in Osmaniya College under the patronage of Ilankai Tamil...
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Demo for renovation of Hapugastalawa- Nawalapitiya Road

- By J.M.HafeezA demonstration was held recently by villagers demanding the renovation of Hapugatalawa- Nawalapitiya since the present plight of the road hinders swift flow...
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Saraswati Pooja at Express Newspapers Head office

Special celebrations were held at the Grandpass office and Ekkala office of the Express Newspapers Limited recently. The members of the Management, Editorial Board, journalists,...
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