The Sunday Leader

Politics Broke Up My Marriage – Geetha Kumarasinghe


I was elected by a popular vote. If anyone challenges my election that means it is a challenge made to the people’s sovereignty I would like to emphasise once again that I am only a citizen of Sri Lanka. This is a court case that has been filed against me in a baseless manner There [...]

No One Is Scared Of Rajapaksa Now – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam


The government wants to standardise the education system in the country. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that it is better to set up high quality private universities in Sri Lanka as that would save foreign exchange for the country and will also generate new opportunities. Kariyawasam said the government has plans to implement several [...]

Put Victims First When Creating Mechanisms – Dr Nimalka Fernando


Civil society wants the victims of the war to be given priority There was complete faith in the new government to establish a judicial process The government pledged to bring the PTA within the international framework   by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Civil society wants the victims of the war to be given priority when creating mechanisms [...]

We Have To Strengthen Our Political Will – Mano Ganeshan


As the UN Human Rights Council meets in Geneva, Minister of National Coexistence Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganeshan said that the government must strengthen its political will, defeat extremists, establish the much talked Office on Missing Persons (OMP) without further delay and begin the reparation and accountability process. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, Ganeshan also said [...]

Attempt To Topple Govt. This Year – Vasudeva Nanayakkara


by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Joint Opposition will face the next election under a new policy, Joint Opposition member Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. Discussions are being held these days to draft a proper policy framework for the Joint Opposition, said Nanayakkara and added that attempts are being made to topple the government this year. Following are excerpts [...]

Good Opposition Must For Good Government – S. B. Dissanayake


In unification the leadership must lie with the current chairman of the party can still work as a patron of the party During my period in office I was also able to issue Gazette notification legalizing seven Engineering Institutions and 11 private universities Only 6% of the students out of the entire student population are [...]

“I Am Not A Political Thug” – Ranjan Ramanayake


by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  Rowdies are trying to use their power to fulfill their own personal desires. But I represent the desires of the entire community The Divisional Secretary of the area is extremely rich. So I have lodged a complaint against her at the Bribery and Corruption Commission They have already fired several first volleys to topple [...]

We Are Not Going To Sling Mud – Patali Champika Ranawaka


During the previous government, massive amounts of money were allocated for projects that could not give proper returns On August 21, 2015 Venerable Rathana Thero came before the central committee of the JHU and promised to resign from the MP post if he wishes to act independently  For over 60 years the two main political [...]

Our Moves Will Not Be Advantageous To MR Faction – Anura Kumara Dissanayake


No member of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) would ever engage in politics with the intention of earning money through fraudulent or corrupted practices, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said. 52Pointing out that he is always prepared to respond in public to any allegation made against him about having any assets in foreign countries, the [...]

Sufficient Progress To Recommend GSP – Ambassador Tung-Laï Margue


The assessment of the Commission is that there is sufficient progress to recommend granting GSP+ to Sri Lanka  The end of the process can either take place on March 12 or May 12   There have been clear commitments made by the Prime Minister when he came to Brussels   by Arun Arokianathan The European Commission recently recommended [...]

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