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The appeal filed against the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeals restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from functioning, has been fixed for support on the 14th of December

The appeal filed against the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeals restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa from holding the office of Prime Minister and his Cabinet from functioning, has been fixed for support on the 14th of December, by the Supreme Court.

On the 3rd of December, the Court of Appeals issued an Interim Order restraining Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Cabinet from functioning, until the hearing of the Writ of Quo Warranto filed against them is concluded.
However, the following day, an appeal was filed with the Supreme Court against the Interim Order. The appeal was filed by attorneys on behalf of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The 122 MPs who had signed the Writ of Quo Warranto petition, against Mahinda Rajapaksa holding office as Prime Minister, have been named as respondents in the appeal.

The appeal states that the Interim Order issued by the Court of Appeal is unconstitutional, and that the Court of Appeals has no authority to issue such orders.

Ranil Wickremesinghe wins Vote of Confidence in Parliament

The motion expressing confidence in the Leader of the UNP: Ranil Wickremesinghe to function as the Prime Minister has been passed in Parliament.
The motion was passed with 117 votes.
The United National Party and the Tamil National Alliance voted in favour of the motion, while the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna abstained from voting. The parliamentarians of the United People’s Freedom Alliance were not present at the voting, as they had decided to boycott today’s parliamentary session.
The motion did not receive any votes against it.

A petition has been filed with the Court of Appeals requesting for a Writ of Quo Warranto preventing Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from being a Member of Parliament

A petition has been filed with the Court of Appeals requesting the Court to issue a Writ of Quo Warranto preventing Ranil Wickremesinghe from being a Member of Parliament. The case has been filed by the Co-President of 'Women for Justice' and Colombo Municipal Council Member of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna: Sharmila Gonawala.

She has cited as respondents, Former Prime Minister: Ranil Wickremasinghe, General Secretary of the UNP: Parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, and Secretary General of Parliament: Dhammika Dissanayake.

The petition states, Mr. Ranil Wickremasinghe functions as a shareholder of Lake House Printers & Publishers, and thereby while holding a Parliamentary seat has entered into an agreement with a state entity with the intention of earning personal profits.

'Harvest 2018' - the modern agriculture exhibition organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, commences at the BMICH

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The Planters' Association of Ceylon states, it is still focussed on arriving at an agreement with Estate Sector Trade Unions, on wages

The Planters' Association of Ceylon and the Plantations Owners Association states, it is their intention to arrive at an agreement with the Estate Sector Trade Unions on the issue concerning estate worker wages.

Speaking at a media briefing held in Colombo today, Representative of the Planter's Association of Ceylon: Roshan Rajadurai said, they have no reluctance in increasing wages, but face difficulties in this regard. He further stated, the revenue of the tea industry has come down by 250 million rupees, owing to the strike launched by Estate Sector Trade Unions.

The Police have launched a computer programme on recovering lost or stolen mobile phones

The Police have launched a computer programme on recovering lost or stolen mobile phones. Assistance in this regard has been provided by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Police Headquarters, under the patronage of IGP Pujith Jayasundera, this morning. Representatives of mobile service providers were also in attendance.

Through this new programme the public can lodge a complaint with the Police over the internet, with regard to lost or stolen mobile phones. The programme also provides the facility to verify the genuinely of a mobile phone, at the time of purchase. It is reported, currently, between 800 to 1000 complaints pertaining to lost or stolen mobile phones are received by the Police, on a daily basis.

The Police have launched a computer programme on recovering lost or stolen mobile phones.

The Police have launched a computer programme on recovering lost or stolen mobile phones. Assistance in this regard has been provided by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Police Headquarters, under the patronage of IGP Pujith Jayasundera, this morning. Representatives of mobile service providers were also in attendance.

Through this new programme the public can lodge a complaint with the Police over the internet, with regard to lost or stolen mobile phones. The programme also provides the facility to verify the genuinely of a mobile phone, at the time of purchase. It is reported, currently, between 800 to 1000 complaints pertaining to lost or stolen mobile phones are received by the Police, on a daily basis.


This service can be accessed on:
www.ineed.police.lk

UNP appeals to the president to re-convene the UNP government which ruled the country until October 26

Deputy leader of the UNP Sajith Premadasa appeals to the president to re-convene the UNP government which ruled the country until October 26. At a press briefing held in the Temple Trees yesterday he says it is the only alternative to strengthen democracy in the country.

President Maithripala Sirisena says that he will solve this current political crisis within one week

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Parliament convenes today at 10.30 am

Parliament convenes today at 10.30 am. A Party leaders' meeting will be held prior to the parliamentary session.

Meanwhile, Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena says their parliamentary group will not take part in the today's parliamentary proceedings. At a press briefing held in Colombo yesterday he said joint opposition parliamentary group will continuously agitating for a general election.