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Sri Lanka: Counting of votes for parliamentary elections begins

The polling was held yesterday with around 71 percent voting and no major incident reported. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that Sri Lanka has become the first country in South Asia to hold general elections and reflects the confidence that Sri Lankans has in efforts to control the COVID pandemic. …

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Sri Lanka: Polling underway for general elections

The voting began at 7 AM in the morning and will continue till 5 PM. An extra hour of polling has been kept in view of COVID situation and social distancing to be kept during voting process. The counting of votes will be held tomorrow and results are expected by …

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Sri Lanka all set to hold general elections tomorrow

Over 7450 candidates are in fray for parliament seats while around 1.62 crore voters are eligible to exercise their franchise. Around four hundred voters, who are undergoing quarantine, will not be able to vote because of COVID. Persons who have successfully completed the 14-day institutional quarantine and are undergoing home …

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Sri Lanka President dissolves parliament; calls for early polls

The move comes exactly two weeks after the President has appointed Mahinda Rajapaksa as new Prime minister replacing Ranil Wickremsinghe. President sworn in ministers to the remaining cabinet posts on Friday evening before announcing the dissolution. Parliament was to convene on Wednesday and speaker Karu Jayasurya  and group led by …

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Thousands demands early summoning of Sri Lankan parliament

The protestors, carrying placards and shouting slogans, blocked the roads near Wickremsinghe’s official residence, where several of his party MPs addressed the gathering. Wickremsinghe said people did not vote for President Sirisena to act in this manner and that they will resist what the president has done. He has demanded …

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Sri Lanka : Speaker requests President to reconvene Parliament immediately

In a letter addressed to President Maithripala Sirisena, Jayasuriya said over 125 parliamentarians representing different parties have submitted a request to protect their privileges as members of Parliament by reconvening the Parliament. Speaker also held a party leaders meeting to discuss the future course of action. However, a government spokesman rejected …

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Monsoon session of Parliament ends

15th session of the 16th Lok Sabha came to an end on Friday. The monsoon session began on July 18. Government accomplished most of its legislative business, however the anti- triple talaq bill could not be passed due to opposition disruptions.  During the 18 day session the Lok Sabha and Rajya …

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Parliament passes bill to grant constitutional status to NCBC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed the passage of the bill in Parliament calling it historic. He said it will contribute to the empowerment of the OBC community across the country. Fulfilling its promise to other backward classes, the Modi govt got the bill giving constitutional status to the National …

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Parliament passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018

Parliament has passed the Fugitive Economic offenders Bill, 2018. The Rajya Sabha approved the Bill today. It had already been passed by the Lok Sabha. Government can now attach properties of fugitives who flee the country after committing tax and loan related offences. Finance Minister PiyushGoyal said, the Bill will …

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PM Modi addresses Uganda’s Parliament

On the second day of his Uganda visit, Prime Minister Narendramodi on Wednesday addressed the Parliament in capital Kampala, the first Indian Prime Minister to do so. PM said that India and Africa stand on the threshold of a future of great promise as confident, secure, youthful, innovative, and dynamic …

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Productive Monday in both the Houses of Parliament

The first day of the week saw several bills being introduced and even being passed in the Lok sabha. TDP Members raised placards demanding a special status for Andhra Pradesh but gradually things proceeded smoothly. The National Sports University Bill 2018 was introduced before the zero hour began. Sports and Youth …

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