The Sunday Leader

President Gets Tough

  President Maithripala Sirisena last week maintained his tough stand on some of the investigations being carried out into alleged corrupt officials’ affairs, especially, since the big guns were being ignored. The President, who was earlier not happy with the notice issued on Senior Minister A.H.M. Fowzie, was now not happy with the search operation [...]

Ghosts From The Past Haunt MR And SF

New political party at a standstill following issues over leadership MR announces decision not to leave the SLFP SLFP leadership to carry out discussions in electorates about current issues Fonseka likely to be questioned over Lasantha’s murder The grand plan of the joint opposition led by former President, MP Mahinda Rajapaksa of forming a new [...]

MR And Co. Pushed To The Backseat By Maithri-CBK Duo

Maithri gets tough at SLFP Central Committee meeting Great betrayal of saving MR revealed by Maithri SF becomes first member of regular military service to enter parliament UNP gears for reforms while Rajitha, Champika contemplate joining the party The week that passed was undoubtedly a decisive one for the two main political parties in the [...]

Rocky Honeymoon For RW And SF

Majority of UNP members disgruntled over SF’s nomination Senior UNPers to request for party’s national list slot SF’s appointment to parliament to be challenged in Supreme Court Petition to be handed over to Elections Commissioner against SF The recent arrest of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son, Navy Lt. Yoshitha Rajapaksa, was cast to the [...]

Game Set For MR To Bat On RW’s Pitch

Gota proposed Leader of new political party, Basil to become national organizer of new party? CBK holds urgent discussion with Maithri about SLFP MR’s Libyan money to be exposed soon Objections against SF’s move to enter parliament The current political scenario in the country, albeit being chaotic to say the least, is in fact a [...]

Maithri In Balancing Act While UNP Heads For LG Poll Victory

MR decides not to join the Lotus Bud party, Namal undecided New party draws blueprint to become second force at LG polls MR to support new party push Maithri against the wall SF eyes parliamentary seat fallen vacant by MKADS’ demise The main topic of discussion in political circles these days is the move by [...]

Good Governance Checkmates MR And Joint Opposition

Mangala speaks out against troublemakers Maithri-Ranil duo put China on the balance As the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) enters its second year in office, the challenges before the new system have increased in several fronts. Among them the key challenges are in the political and the economic fronts. President Maithripala Sirisena with [...]

Yahapalanaya Put To The Test

Military implicated in five key assassinations during former regime AG under pressure by military and defence establishment to stop cases As January 8, 2016 marked the first anniversary of the establishment of the yahapalanaya form of good governance, it was evident that the government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been [...]

Post Geneva, National Govt. Hits Crunch Time At Home

RW to make statement on foreign bank accounts of VVIP family Govt. begins to feel the heat of delayed investigations Military involvement in some incidents delaying conclusion of probes JVP displeased with outcome of Sirisena’s meeting Probing large scale corruption, fraud and crime that allegedly took place during the former regime and ensuring justice to [...]

Post Geneva: Long Road Towards Reconciliation Begins

RW, CBK and MR at same event in Colombo Daham creates divisions in delegation to UNGA Posters were displayed on walls, buses, and on huge billboards and cut outs were erected along roadsides on the Colombo – Katunayake road praising President Maithripala Sirisena for defeating imperialist forces. It seemed a scenario from before January 8 [...]

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