Parliament

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe assures parliament of sufficient fuel stocks till mid-June

The new Sri Lankan PM stressed that the stocks of fuel will reduce the long queues at the fuel stations stressing that 'the queues for fuel will not completely disperse'.

published on : 19th May 2022

Mahinda Rajapaksa makes 1st appearance in Parliament since quitting as PM

Mahinda resigned as prime minister last week, hours after his supporters attacked anti-government protesters, prompting authorities to impose a nationwide curfew and deploy Army troops in the capital.

published on : 18th May 2022

Lankan Parliament defeats no-trust motion against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

The motion by Opposition TNA MP M A Sumanthiran to suspend Parliament's standing orders in order to debate an expression of displeasure over Rajapaksa was defeated with 119 MPs voting against it.

published on : 17th May 2022

Fire in shelter for workers near Parliament House

There was no immediate report of any casualty. The process of dousing the fire is underway, they said.

published on : 16th May 2022

Cryptocurrencies can lead to dollarisation of economy: RBI officials to parliamentary panel

There are an estimated 15 million to 20 million crypto investors in India, with total crypto holdings of around USD 5.34 billion.

published on : 15th May 2022

Petition Parliament seeking rules for nomination of MLAs: Former PMK MP M Ramadass

Ramadass said that the MP's contention is incorrect as the Union Territory Act, 1963 -- under which nominations are made -- is silent on the purpose of nomination.

published on : 11th May 2022

Prince Charles steps in to deliver Queen's Speech at UK Parliament

Charles opened the Speech, which is prepared by the government, with a focus on the priority issue of addressing the cost-of-living crisis. The Queen, missed the event for the first time in 60 years.

published on : 11th May 2022

Elon Musk asked to testify on Twitter by UK Parliament panel

The committee said it's interested in Musk's plans, especially his intention to roll out verification for all users, which echoes its own recommendations to the UK government.

published on : 4th May 2022

Governor should respect State government: TN Congress president Alagiri

He also spoke about the fuel prices hike and said, “Modi increased the tax for fuel prices in the last seven years, but is putting the blame on the State governments.”

published on : 3rd May 2022

Will prove majority in Parliament next week: Sri Lankan Opposition leader

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has asked the Opposition to show their majority by garnering the support of 113 lawmakers in the 225-member Parliament to form the interim government.

published on : 30th April 2022

Parl panel to summon Google, Twitter, Amazon, other big tech firms to discuss their competitive conduct

Regulator told the panel that it was setting up 'Digital Markets and Data Unit' for effectively dealing with anti-competition practices of big tech companies and bringing a new bill to amend CCI Act.

published on : 28th April 2022

Lankan Speaker calls for party leaders' meeting to discuss constitutional reforms

The SJB presented the draft 21st constitution amendment bill to the secretary-general of parliament with proposals including the abolition of the current executive presidential system.

published on : 26th April 2022

No-trust vote against Lankan government on the cards as Opposition says it has numbers in Parliament

Although the monks claimed that Rajapaksa had agreed to form an interim government, the letter makes no direct reference to the monks' request to do so.

published on : 25th April 2022

Parliamentary panel to discuss 'Monsoon prospects-projections for 2022' today

IMD has predicted a 'normal' monsoon for this year or 99 per cent of the Long Period Average of 87 cm and Skymet has earlier said that the 2022 southwest monsoon could be 'normal'.

published on : 18th April 2022
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