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Joint Opposition Seeks Overseas Funding

by Ranjith Gunawardena The joint opposition has decided to request financial aid from supporters overseas for rallies they hope to hold island wide against the government. National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa and Kalutara District joint opposition MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena had visited Japan on March 20 to collect funds, sources revealed. However sources said [...]

Hyde Park: Place Of Lost Souls And Causes As Resurrection Grounds?

by Gamini Weerakoon Colombo’s Hyde Park is a place of lost souls and political causes. Even before Independence revolutionaries from London and home-Philip, NM, Colvin, Pieter, Leslie and Bernard in their red shirts strode the stage of Hyde Park breathing fire and thunder swearing to smash the capitalist class to smithereens and usher in a [...]

Correct Steps Have Been Taken In Right Direction – Krishantha Cooray

by Camelia Nathaniel Although the Current government criticised the previous regime, there have also been questions over some of the appointments made to several key institutions during the good governance regime. Responding to queries by The Sunday Leader in this regard, UNP Media Head and Working Committee member Krishantha Cooray  said that  a government has to [...]

UNP To Get New Constitution In September

By Easwaran Rutnam The United National Party (UNP) is to formulate a new party constitution after September, UNP sources said yesterday. The UNP will celebrate its 70th anniversary in September following which a new constitution for the party will be introduced. Sources also said that party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to give a more [...]

Amaraweera To Meet Alliance Leaders

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is to have talks with its alliance members to iron out differences. UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera said that he has already had informal discussions with several leaders of the political parties in the alliance. He says most of those he met agreed on the need to keep the [...]

Hyde Park: Coming Colours Or A Damp Squib?

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Attracting media hype and public attention to a large extent, the Joint Opposition is making waves in the political arena these days. The inaugural rally of their all-island rallies was held at Hyde Park last week representing parties of the Joint Opposition and the large number of people who participated got everyone’s [...]

JVP To Meet MS And Ranil On Polls

by Dilhan Wimalka The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has decided to meet the President and the Prime Minister to discuss delays in holding the Local Government Election (LGE). The JVP also has decided to hold island wide conferences and rallies on these issues. The party also said that the President and the Prime Minister must [...]

Depriving The Poor Of Water!

by Emil van der Poorten When one of the elements necessary for the very survival of any being is toyed with, it is time to cry halt to corruption at every level, particularly the local one where a simple task becomes a life-threatening one. I live near a settlement of what can accurately be described [...]

CID Turns To The TID

Lasantha Wickrematunge murder probe by Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema The probe into the murder of the founding Editor of The Sunday Leader, Lasantha Wickrematunge has taken a new twist with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) turning the investigation towards the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID), which was handed over the inquiry by the former regime. The CID [...]

Russia’s Choice: End Suffering Of Syrians Or Use Them As Destabilisation Weapon

by Gamini Weerakoon The killing of 34 people and wounding of over 150 others in two separate bombings-one at Brussels’s main airport and another in a Metro station a stone’s throw away from the European Union headquarters- resulted in national leaders worldwide condemning all forms of terrorism, expression of their determination to fight terrorism without [...]

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