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Minister S.B.Dissanayake says, the government has a majority of more than 120 members in parliament

Minister S.B. Dissanayake was appointed as the chief government whip of the parliament, assumed duties at his office in parliament this morning. Speaking to media, he said that the government has a majority of more than 120 members.

He said that the country could not be built during the last three and a half years as wished by the President. The economy was collapsed and insecurity prevailed in the country. The national assets were sold to the foreigners. Therefore, the minister said the new government came into power.

He pointed out the country was able to move forward while taking action against terrorism and facing global economic crisis during the rule of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse. Replying to a journalist, minister S.B,. Dissanayake said that the new government would move forward under a new front.

The government says the provincial council election will be held under the old system

The government says the provincial council election will be held under the old system. State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena says the government has decided to conduct the provincial council elections under the old system within the next three months' time. The president and the Prime Minister have given the necessary advises to the Elections Commission. The minister revealed these information at a media conference held in Colombo yesterday.

Mr.Lasantha Alagiyawanna says that the reports published on UNP Social Media about him are totally false and baseless

Issuing a statement yesterday, Mr.Lasantha Alagiyawanna says that the reports published on UNP Social Media about him are totally false and baseless. He said that, he condemned such publications when he has gone abroad for an important family matter.

Mr.Alagiyawanna said that, he would commit himself to move forward under the leadership of the President and the Prime Minister.

A complaint against the speaker to Bribery commission.

The National University Teachers Association submitted a complaint against Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to Bribery and Corruption investigation commission yesterday. The complaint says the speaker has backtracked the promise he made earlier of accepting the new Prime Minister appointed by the the president. Under this circumstance, the speaker has not only changed his word, but also violated the constitution norms. This is also considered as an act with internal motives, therefore, the association suspects that the speaker has acted in a biased manner with some corruptive motives. This can be considered as a bribed act.

The Government Information Department reiterates that the information with regard to dissolution of the parliament is not true

The Government Information Department reiterates that the information with regard to dissolution of the parliament is not true. This wrong information was spread in the media by some bankrupt elements. There is no truth in this information. The government information department requests the general public not to fall prey to these malicious campaigns by some bankrupt politicians. The department request the general public to follow the instruction and information released by government information department.

The government is to hold provincial council election within next few months.

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that the government intends to hold the provincial council elections within the next few months. Speaking at a function held at the government information department premises, he further stated that the President has appointed has the Prime minister and the cabinet constitutionally and it cannot be agreed with the Speaker if he work not following the constitution. The function was organized to mark the commencement planting five million jak sapling island wide

Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara says parliamentary business on 14th will be conducted in accordance with the order paper

Minister Vasu Nanayakkara says that when parliament meets on the 14th of this month, business of the House will be conducted in accordance with the order paper. He says the government has the majority in parliament. Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara made this comment after assuming duties in the ministry this morning. He says that he is committed to build reconciliation in the country while strengthening links between communities and religion.

Two Cabinet Ministers and five State Ministers take oaths before the President.

Two new cabinet ministers and five state ministers took their oath before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's house this morning.
The list of names is as follows.

Bandula Gunawardena: Minister of International Trade and Investment Promotion

Susil Premajayantha: Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs and Justice

Anura Priyadarshana Yapa: State Minister of Finance

C B Rathnayake: State Minister of Transport

Salinda Dissanayake: State Minister of Indigenous Medicine

Lakshman Wasantha Perera: State Minister of International
Trade and Investment Promotion

S.M. Chandrasena: State Minister of Social Empowerment

  Professor Gamini Samaranayake says the formation of the new government is a wide decision taken by the President

Professor Gamini Samaranayake says that the formation of new government by the President is a wise decision taken by him as a politician for the sake of the country and the people. The previous government did not fulfill the pledges made by them and worked on another agenda. While participating in Subarathi programme over the SLBC this morning, Professor Samaranayake further said that the decision taken by the President on the 26th of October reflects his political maturity.

Dr. Jayatissa de Costa said that according to the constitution the President has the power to dissolve the parliament at any time when a political crisis exists.

Appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new Prime Minister has been announced by a special gazette

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