No One Can Point Fingers At The Military – Fonseka

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka claims he is a happy man who does not take any issue to heart, but despite his positive attitude he is disgruntled that the corruption committed by the previous government is still not investigated and those responsible punished. He says the Rajapaksa’s are wolves in sheep skin, but they will never [...]

They Wanted To Silence Lasantha – Sonali Samarasinghe

The widespread belief in the politically-motivated killings of journalists in Sri Lanka is predicated on a deadly irony: the hidden hand has always been visible, but the fingerprints have gone missing. The two most widely publicized killings relate to IPS UN Bureau Chief in Colombo, Richard de Zoysa, 30, in February 1990, and the Editor-in-Chief [...]

Garbage Management Responsibility Of PC And LG – Isura Devapriya

Pictures and text - by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya has been a subject of discussion lately due to the Meethotamulla garbage dump issue. Devapriya and Minister Champika Ranawaka had differences of opinion on the garbage issue and the issue grabbed the attention of the media. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, Devapriya said garbage management is [...]

SLFP Keen To Unite Members While Making Changes – Duminda Dissanayake

Pictures and text by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  In the event any SLFP member who fails to join the SLFP May Day rally and instead attends any other party rally, then the Central Working Committee will take a decision with regard to the matter If a party organiser is ineffective, then it is detrimental to the party as [...]

Joint Opposition Is Hallucinating – Gayantha Karunatillake

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   After we came to power, we increased the people’s wages by Rs. 10,000 There is no issue within the unity government and it is only the Joint Opposition who is claiming that there are such issues Certain politicians of the North are trying to make statements just for political gain in [...]

Next Three Years Crucial – Duminda Dissanayake

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Through this National Government we hope to bring both opposing parties to a midway point and work together We are the ones who oppose the elections being held according to the proportionate voting system The JO never expected to get the Galle Face Green for their May Day rally and now that [...]

Country Needs Radical Change – Tilvin Silva

The only reason these two parties got together was the incapability of either party to form a government by themselves Since the Yahapalana government is not doing what they have promised, the people must come forward to change both the government and the system at once Let alone the war in the north, even issues [...]

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 [...]

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