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An SLFP Prime Minister Before Polls?

By N Sathiya Moorthy The way the SLFP-UPFA Opposition is playing the UNP-led national government of which it is still a part round its fingers and at will and whim, indications are that the two could well end up changing places even before the much-promised and even more confused run-up to the parliamentary polls. The [...]

A demonstration was staged in Colombo last week by parents of children still reported missing during and after the war. Picture by Lalith Perera

MR To Be Issued Notice

By Nirmala Kannangara The Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption is to issue notice on former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to appear before the commission despite recent protests in Parliament and outside. Director General of the Commission, Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe said that the former President and former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake’s impending interrogation has [...]

MR Camp Set For Plan B

By Waruni Karunarathne   With President Maithripala Sirisena refusing to agree to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the next Parliament elections through the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) as the Prime Ministerial candidate, supporters of the former President are now getting ready for plan ‘B’. Former Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) member [...]

Differences Of Opinion Still In TNA

By Waruni Karunarathne Tamil National Alliance (TNA) continues to experience differences of opinion within the coalition parties but is making an effort to get together on common matters. TNA MP Suresh Premachandran told The Sunday Leader that coalition parties of the TNA are still having differences of opinion but making an effort to work together [...]

Shiranthi Will Go To FCID

By Ashanthi Warunasuriya Former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa will present herself before the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) tomorrow after notice was issued on her last week. Anoma Weliwita, Media Co-ordinating Officer to the former first lady, said that Mrs. Rajapaksa will visit the FCID at 9.30 tomorrow morning. Shiranthi Rajapaksa has been asked [...]

Bill On Child Protection Ready

By Waruni Karunarathne The Children Judicial Protection Bill will be brought to Parliament very soon. Minister of Childrens’ Affairs Rosy Senanayake told The Sunday Leader the Children Judicial Protection Bill is now at the Attorney General’s Department and will soon be brought to Parliament. “The Bill is now ready and it is at the Attorney [...]

Badrani Refuses To Budge

By Nirmala Kannangara Former Commissioner Colombo Municipal Commission Badrani Jayawardena has been accused of not handing over her official residence in Colombo over the past four and a half months to her successor V.K.A. Anura. Jayawardena was accused of misusing her powers during the former regime and was removed from the Municipal Commissioner’s post after [...]

Modi Focused On Addressing Lankan Issue

India’s ruling BJP party says Prime Minister Narendra Modi is focused on addressing the issues faced by Tamils in Sri Lanka. Muralidhar Rao, national general secretary of the BJP, said that during the past one year since coming to power, the BJP government under Modi had also looked at resolving the fishermen issue involving Sri [...]

China To Continue Defence Assistance

Sri Lanka has emphasized the importance given by the new government to its relations with China, the Defence Ministry said yesterday. The Ministry said that State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene had noted this when he met Admiral Sun Jianguo, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the People’s Liberation Army and Leader of the Chinese [...]

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