The Sunday Leader

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 [...]

Having Differences Of Opinion Natural – John Seneviratne


But another fact the people are concerned is the 99 year lease time period. If the lease time period could be shortened then the people in the area will be calmer It is normal to have different opinions inside a coalition of several political parties. But our duty is to minimise such disruption The SLFPers who are [...]

Wrong People Being Questioned On Lasantha’s Murder – Gotabhaya Rajapaksa


Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has once again come under the spotlight. Having held a key bureaucratic position in the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, rumours have begun to circulate about his possible entry into active politics. However, responding to these claims, the former Defence Secretary says he has not made any decisions to enter politics. He [...]

We Will Set Our Plans In Motion In 2017 – Daya Gamage


It takes time to fulfill everything due to the immense burden of national debt,” Minister of Primary Industries Daya Gamage said. Pointing out that the government intends on implementing all its development plans in 2017, the Minister noted that 2017 has been named ‘the Poverty Eradicating Year’. He says that the government is planning to [...]

There Will Be Unexpected Changes In 2017 – Dullas Alahapperuma


The joint opposition feels Sri Lanka is facing serious political and economic instability. Joint opposition Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma says the time has come for SLFP MPs to discard their desire for positions and privileges in favour of the country. Alahapperuma invited the SLFPers to join hands with the joint opposition to strengthen the opposition camp. The [...]

Rajapaksas Are Part Of A Mature Political Family – Namal Rajapaksa


Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian and joint opposition member Namal Rajapaksa is confident the joint opposition will be able to form the next government. Rajapaksa also defended the political agenda of his family members and also dismissed allegations of fraud raised against him. The Parliamentarian also dismissed claims that the ‘Nil Balakaya’ was involved [...]

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