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‘Without Mahinda, UNP will gain 2/3 majority’
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 06:23.10 AM ]
Justifying the decision to give nominations to his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa, president Maithripala Sirisena says that without strengthening the UPFA by accepting Rajapaksa, the UNP would be likely to gain more than two-third parliamentary majority. [More]
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Mahinda says Lanka not a threat to India
[ 2015-07-05 03:52:51 ]
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka will never pose a threat to India, and that it has nothing to gain by helping any other country to become a threat to India. [More]
Hirunika to decide upon her SLFP membership today
[ 2015-07-04 06:45:30 ]
The Western Provincial Councilor Hirunika Premachandra said that she would not remain in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, if the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is given nominations to contest from the SLFP. [More]
Latest News
Nomination to Mahinda : ‘Greatest betrayal’ in the recent past : JVP
[ 2015-07-05 12:18:13 ]
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) on Sunday (05) described the President’s decision to grant nominations for the former President to contest under the UPFA ticket as the ‘greatest betrayal’ in the recent past. [More]
Azath Salley to contest Parliament polls
[ 2015-07-05 12:10:10 ]
Muslim Tamil National Alliance (MTNA) Leader Azath Salley says he will be contesting the Parliament elections from the Kandy District. [More]
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Maithri won’t be at Mahinda’s platform
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 11:50.07 AM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena has assured ministers loyal to him that he would not be in the campaign platform of his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa, although he had given him nominations from the UPFA. [More]
MEP to contest with the UPFA
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 10:43.38 AM ]
Dinesh Gunawardena led Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) today announced that it would contest the forthcoming general elections along with the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) under the betel leaf symbol. [More]
President Maithripala says he respects ties with China
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 10:15.38 AM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena said that Sri Lanka has a lot of respect for China since that country has been assisting Sri Lanka’s development work. [More]
JHU leaves UPFA
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 09:54.45 AM ]
The JHU is leaving the UPFA, says its general secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka. [More]
Acceptance of nominations for election from tomorrow
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 08:12.38 AM ]
The Elections Department says that nominations for the 2015 General Election will be accepted from July 06 to 15. [More]
Political stage heats up
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 07:19.57 AM ]
Former JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunneththi stated that Mahinda Rajapaksa was trying to return to power not to solve the problems faced by the people. [More]
Nawinne crosses over
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 05:45.22 AM ]
The Treasurer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) S. B. Nawinne had crossed over to the United National Party (UNP), the UNP said Yesterday. [More]
Hillary emails reveal IMF was ok with deaths in Lanka
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 04:01.50 AM ]
Emails of former US Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, placed on the public domain last week by the US State Department, have revealed some of the correspondence she had on Sri Lanka in 2009 during the critical stage of the war. [More]
Construction work on Matara-Hambantota expressway commenced
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 11:57.58 AM ] []
The Construction work on the Southern expressway linking Matara and Hambantota has been launched today by the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. [More]
Won’t allow Jan. 8 ‘silent revolution’ to be reversed : Maithri Sirisena
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 11:46.12 AM ]
The President Maithripala Sirisena today said he will not allow the ‘silent revolution’ carried out on January 8, to be revoked. [More]
SLMC still undecided on contesting with UNP
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 10:48.11 AM ]
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says that it has still not taken a final decision regarding contesting the forthcoming election with the United National Party (UNP). [More]
Harin reiterates threat to quit politics
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 10:05.00 AM ]
Uva Provincial Council Chief Minister Harin Fernando today reiterated that he will quit politics if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is given nominations to contest the upcoming elections from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). [More]
Mahinda will be contested from Ratnapura district : Pavithra Wanniarachchi
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 06:58.27 AM ]
The former UPFA Member of the Parliament, Pavithra Wanniarachchi stated, “The Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to contest from the Ratnapura District in the forthcoming general election”. [More]
No US visa for Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 05:41.26 AM ]
Retired Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya, has reportedly not been granted a visa to visit the United States although his wife had been granted one in May this year. [More]
Maithri and Mahinda have betrayed their voters : JVP
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 05:22.30 AM ]
JVP central committee member Sunil Handunnetti said they were not surprised by the decision taken to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA). [More]
Indian fishermen claim attack by Sri Lankan counterparts- PTI
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 04:21.49 PM ]
About 30 to 40 fishermen claim they were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth millions of rupees and threw the catch into the sea, an Indian fisheries department official said. [More]
TULF goes alone
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 03:31.19 PM ]
V. Anandasangaree leader of the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) announced that he party will contest alone in the upcoming general election. [More]
15 Civil organizations writes to UNHRC commissioner
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 02:50.56 PM ]
15 Civil organizations operating in North and Eastern parts of the island as wrote letter towards United Nation's Human Rights Commission. The letter briefs that Lankan government failed to discuss with Tamils in SriLanka on internal mechanism. [More]
President orders reinstatement of Wickramabahu with back wages
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 02:44.15 PM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to reinstate leader of the NSSP Dr Wickramabahu Karunaratne in his previous position of senior lecturer of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at the University of Peradeniya with back wages from 1982. [More]
Never leave Mahinda -Manusha Nanayakkara
[ Friday, 03 July 2015, 02:40.53 PM ]
United Peoples Freedom Alliance former parliamentarian Manusha Nanayakkara expressed confident over victory of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. [More]
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Arjuna Ranatunga to UNP, JHU-UNP talks fail
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 07:31.10 AM ]
Ports and shipping minister Arjuna Ranatunga is going to join the UNP, say political sources. [More]
All UPFA Mp’s to be given nominations for forthcoming Election
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 06:33.16 AM ]
General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Anura Priyadharshana Yapa stated that there is a consensus to provide nominations for all UPFA Parliamentarians who were elected through the previous election. [More]
‘Without Mahinda, UNP will gain 2/3 majority’
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 06:23.10 AM ]
Justifying the decision to give nominations to his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa, president Maithripala Sirisena says that without strengthening the UPFA by accepting Rajapaksa, the UNP would be likely to gain more than two-third parliamentary majority. [More]
Mahinda says Lanka not a threat to India
[ Sunday, 05 July 2015, 03:52.51 AM ]
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says Sri Lanka will never pose a threat to India, and that it has nothing to gain by helping any other country to become a threat to India. [More]
Six women arrested in a kollupitiya brothel
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 09:05.45 AM ]
According to the Police Reports, Six Women employed in a Brothel in Kollupitiya, that operated under the disguise of a Massage Parlour, have been arrested last night, the Police said. [More]
Hirunika to decide upon her SLFP membership today
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 06:45.30 AM ]
The Western Provincial Councilor Hirunika Premachandra said that she would not remain in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, if the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is given nominations to contest from the SLFP. [More]
Ex LTTE members to contest as ‘Crusaders For Democracy’
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 06:21.29 AM ]
Former militants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and their supporters have decided to form a political party named “Crusaders for Democracy” and seek tickets from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to contest the August 17 Sri Lankan parliamentary elections, the Indian media reported. [More]
Maithripala expected to make another u-turn
[ Saturday, 04 July 2015, 06:06.58 AM ]
President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to make another U-turn with regards to the decision on giving former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nominations to contest the Parliament elections. [More]
US slams human rights violations in SriLanka
[ Friday, 26 June 2015, 08:03.21 AM ]
Several human rights violations had taken place last year in Sri Lanka , according to the annual human rights report of the US State Department released yesterday (Thursday). [More]
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