Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that there will be 50 cabinet minsters will be chosen for the upcoming national government. Out of the 60 posts UNP will have 33 ministerial posts and the balance 17 will be from the UPFA.

It is also proposed to appoint the first 30 ministers and the rest to be appointed at a later parliamentary session .The prime minister and the president is currently having discussions on this subject.

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Super cricket star Kumar Sangakkara was invited by the President, Maithreepala Sirisena to assume duties as Sri Lankan High Commissioner for Britain.  

The President made this invitation at the farewell function held at P Sara Oval Cricket Grounds in celebration of Sangha's resignation from his career of cricket.

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According to the police media spokesperson's office a dead body of a 25 year old person was discovered in a hotel room in Bambalapitiya.
The previous night he had arrived with his girl friend to spend the night.

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The former minister S.B.Dissanayake says that there is a plan to dissolve the UPFA.

In the meantime former minister T.B Ekanayake has been removed from the Executive committee and  he has received letters signed by the acting secretaries of UPFA and SLFP.

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These parents have come to the "Dambulla weekly fair" to spend the night with their two young daughters. One girl is almost nearing her puberty and the other girl is quite young.

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The Prime Minister - elect, sworn in as the Prime Minister  today (21) in the morning and the former president was also present at the ceremony.

A video of an incident which took place during the ceremony goes viral on the internet and on social network sites too.

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Prime Minister-elect and the leader of United National Party Ranil  Wickremasinghe took oaths as the Prime Minister of the new government today at 10 am.

Ranil Wickremasinghe, whose party won the majority of the seats in the parliament at the elections held on 17th August, was sworn in before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat.

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United National Party has finalized its national list and the national list consists of the following 13 people.

The national list will be handed over to the election commissioner.

See the full list below.

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The political sources inform that UPFA will be appointing 6 candidates who lost at the election to the parliament through the national list.

S.B.Dissanayake , Mahinda Samarasinghe, Piyasena Gamage, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena , Vijith Vijayamuni Soysa , Nadimithra Ekanayake are amongst them.

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Preferential vote results have been released in 22 districts.

Accordingly some Members of the previous Parliament have failed to get elected this time around. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasigha who contested from the Colombo District obtained the highest preferential votes with 500,566

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The entire results of the General Election which was held to elect members to the 8th parliament have been released. UNP secured 106 parliament seats with 13 national list MP seats.

UPFA has secured 96 parliament seats with 12 national list MP seats.

Ilangai Tamil Arasu Kachchi secured 16 parliament seats with 2 national list seats.


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Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa has conceded defeat in parliamentary elections, ending his hopes of returning to power as the Prime Minister.

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Voting is a fundamental right of the  citizens of any country. Today many people were seen at the polling stations gathered to cast their votes to their preferred candidates from various political parties.

A couple dressed up in their wedding outfit was reported to be seen at a polling booth in Sigiriya who has come to cast their vote at the respective booth.

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A 32 year old father and his three daughters aged , 12, 8 and 4 , residents of Diyathalawa Udakandawela  who were attempting to commit suicide by jumping off the Rawana fall were rescued by the police and the residents of the area.

These 4 have reached the Rawana fall by bus and as they were walking towards the top of the fall they have used a mobile phone of a person who was nearby to make a phone call to the mother of the three daughters. The mother had spoken to the owner of the mobile phone and had requested him to prevent them from committing suicide.

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A young good looking person driving a brand new hybrid motor vehicle had asked for directions to the Ganemulla Army camp from a young girl.

According to the sources the said girl who was on her way to tuition class had been offered a lift by the person who was driving the Hybrid

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