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Lanka SC rules Prez's term is five years

Lanka SC rules Prez's term is five years

Sri Lanka's Supreme Court concluded its hearing on the President's term in his office on Thursday (11) and said the confidential decision will be conveyed to the President on Sunday (14). His term would now end in January 2020 and the next presidential election would have to be announced in November of 2019. Amendment in 2015, President Sirisena had himself noted that the reduced Presidential term of five years would apply to himself.



Africa Summons US Diplomat Over Trump's Reported Vulgar Remarks

Trump made the denial late Sunday as he arrived for dinner with House majority leader Kevin McCarthy at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. The governments of Namibia and Botswana have also condemned the comments. Mr Trump took particular issue with the idea that people who had fled to the United States after disasters hit their homes in places such as El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti would be allowed to stay as part of the deal, according to the people.


China absence looms over Canada meeting on how to pressure North Korea

China absence looms over Canada meeting on how to pressure North Korea

Korea)", the president wrote. "I think whatever they do, whatever they say", said Wit, "it's going to be supportive of what the South Korean government is trying to achieve ". The leader of North Korean all-female pop band Moranbong was spotted at talks between North and South Korean diplomats Monday, according to CNN . Trump asked after the briefing concluded, to which the analyst responded she was from Manhattan, New York, the same as the president.


Air India to be split into four entities before sale

Air India to be split into four entities before sale

A PTI report quoting civil aviation secretary RN Choubey said various options are under consideration to protect the interests of the employees. Air India could not be immediately ed for comments. According to a Zee Business report, national carrier, Air India will be split into four parts for its sale that is expected to be completed this year.



Carillion goes into liquidation as banks steer clear

Carillion is Britain's second-largest construction and outsourcing firm, holding public contracts equating to billions of pounds and employing 43,000 people, with around 20,000 of them in the United Kingdom. Carillion chairman Philip Green said: 'This is a very sad day for Carillion , for our colleagues, suppliers and customers that we have been proud to serve over many years .


Pak soldiers killed in 'retaliatory' action: Army; Pak claims only 4 casualties

Pak soldiers killed in 'retaliatory' action: Army; Pak claims only 4 casualties

If we are forced, then we may resort to "other actions" by stepping up the military offensive. "If given the task, we will not say we can not cross the border because they have nuclear weapons", said General Rawat. In response, Pakistani military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor has warned the eastern neighbour against any armed aggression. The two neighbouring nations have placed blames on each other for ceasefire violations.