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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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Sampanthan declares open Kottiyapurapattu ITAK branch

Tamil National Alliance Leader, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan declared open the Kottiarapattu branch of the Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchi in Navalady Junction in Muthur East...
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Saravanapavan declares open Sri Murugan Pre-school in Araly

Tamil National Alliance Jaffna Parliamentarian E.Saravanapavan declared open the Pre-school of the Araly Sri Murugan Community Centre recently. He was also the Chief Guest at...
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Late Abdul Kalam’s birth anniversary in Jaffna

A simple ceremony was held at the Indian Corner in the Jaffna Public Library recently to mark the birth anniversary of late Abdul Kalam, former...
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International White Cane Day Walk in Batticaloa

A walk was held from Kallady Clock Tower to the Tharsanam Blind School to mark the International White Cane Day on Monday. The event was...
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