Religious Leaders Behind Theft And Fraud – Ranjan Ramanayake

Deputy Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage, Ranjan Ramanayake said he has never acted in a manner that would tarnish the image of the party or bring discredit to the party. He urged the people to assist the government in taking the country forward towards prosperity, having taken over a country that was [...]

SLFP Must Decide Its Next Move Soon – Nimal Lanza

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is having talks to decide its future with the unity government, Deputy Housing Minister Nimal Lanza said. He said that as of now 41 members of the SLFP are in talks regarding their future in the unity government. However Nimal Lanza said the SLFP members will respect any decision taken [...]

All Issues Are Being Resolved – Gayantha Karunatillake

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Land and Parliamentary Reform Minister Gayantha Karunatillake said all complications that the country was facing are gradually being resolved by the government like untangling a ball of knotted thread. In an interview with The Sunday Leader he said the government is steady despite attempts to destabilise it and assured that the Unity Government will carry on [...]

UNP, SLFP Marriage Will Continue – Rajitha Senaratne

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says the unity government will renew their agreement and continue as the unity government beyond August. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, the Minister said that the people in the North and East are enjoying real freedom as a result of the unity government. He says the Government [...]

The SLFP Cannot Be Reunited – Arundika Fernando

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Several photographs of Deputy Minister Arundika Fernando and Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga were published recently on social media and it sparked widespread controversy. Tourism and Christian Affairs Deputy Minister Arundika Fernando however said there was nothing controversial about the meeting with Weeratunga who is wanted in Sri Lanka and has an international warrant issued [...]

I Am Fed Up With Politics – Palitha Thewarapperuma

Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Cultural Affairs and Wayamba Development Palitha Thewarapperuma said he is only working for the welfare of the people of this country but he is fed up with politics. He said the post of Deputy Minister should be given to the Minister’s wife and the people cannot be served in this [...]

MR Could Not Achieve A Honorable Solution For Tamils – Douglas Devananda

Former Minister Douglas Devananda says the political situation in the country has become more democratic, tolerant and conducive for the Tamil people to express their frustrations and grievances openly without fear and intimidation. The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader also insisted that his party never operated as a paramilitary organisation. Excerpts of an interview with The Sunday Leader:- [...]

I Don’t Mix Religious Meritorious Acts With Politics – Mervyn Silva

A much talked about politician during the previous regime was Mervyn Silva. He was most noted for his outspoken and sometimes arrogant attitude. Yet despite criticism he always spoke fearlessly about what he believed in. With the defeat of the previous government, Silva too faded away from the public eye and had been quiet for [...]

It Is Not Fair To Criticise The PM – Mahinda Samarasinghe

Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe says it is not fair to critisise Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe over the Hambantota Port issue. He also insisted there was no rift in the government over the recent cabinet reshuffle. Samarasinghe told The Sunday Leader, the party leaders in the cabinet agreed on the reshuffle. by Dileesha Abeysundara [...]

Expats Invited To Return – Ravi Karunanayake

As the Finance Minister, he committed himself for around two years and four months to rebuild the country’s economy that was on the verge of collapse. Before he took over as the Foreign Minister, Minister Ravi Karunanayake thanked his officers and staff of the Finance Ministry who had rendered their support to him to accomplish [...]

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