The Methodist Church is castigating President Maithripala Sirisena for pardoning demagogue Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero.
President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to pardon and release Ven. Galagodatte Gnanasara Thero from prison has endangered the lives of the family of disappeared journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda, his wife Sandya Eknaligoda said.
United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardena has stepped down from the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to inquire into the Easter Sunday bombings, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya told Parliament today.
Members of Parliament are asking Speaker Karu Jayasuriya to allow Media to cover the proceedings of the Select Committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks.
Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero and his mother met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday and thanked him for pardoning the controversial Thero.
Condemning President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to pardon Ven. Gnanasara Thero of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today (23), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the President's act sends a "very wrong message" to the country at a time when anti-Muslim bigotry should be kept in check.
Two United National Party (UNP) back-benchers today criticised the no-confidence motions to be presented against both Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and the UNF-led government by Opposition lawmakers.
The Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero is free after being released by President Maithripala Sirisena using his powers to pardon prisoners.
If investigations revealed that Minister Rishad Bathiudeen had any connection with the suspected terrorists who carried out the Easter attacks as alleged, he would be the first person to move against him, Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake told Parliament today (23).
Parliament will debate the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on 18 and 19 June, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said today (23)