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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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NP Governor graces Thai Pongal Festival at Governor’s office

Northern Province Governor Dr. Suran Raghawan graced the event held at the Governor’s office to celebrate Thai Pongal. Religious leaders representing all religions attended the event...
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Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake calls on WP Governor

Mayor of Colombo Rosy Senanayake paid a courtesy call on the Western Province Governor Azath Salley at the Governor’s Secretariat in Colombo on Monday. Addressing the...
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Valikamam North Housing Scheme; Mavai Senathirajah lays foundation stone

Illankai Tamil Arasu Katchchi Leader Parliamentarian Mavai Senathirajah laid the foundation stone at the inauguration of the Valikamam North Housing Scheme in the Jaffna district....
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Busy buying by people of Trincomalee ahead of Thai Pongal

- By S.Kathiravan People of Trincomalee were seen engaging in busy buying of sugar canes, new clay pots, lamps, clothes and other materials necessary for pongal...
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