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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 [...]

UNP Will Put Forward Its Own Candidate In 2020 – Ranjith Madduma Bandara


The United National Party (UNP) will field its own candidate at the next Presidential election, UNP member and Minister of Public Administration Ranjith Madduma Bandara said. He also said that while disputes in the unity government have not affected the operations of the government, it has had some impact on organisations linked to the two [...]

Govt. Failed To Appoint The Right People – Tissa Attanayake


Former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake is once again in the spotlight. The former Parliamentarian, who was recently released on bail from remand custody, told The Sunday Leader that he would return to active politics and will support a political party which has secured the backing of a majority in the country. The following [...]

Unity Govt. Will Deliver Pledges In Coming Year – Mujibur Rahman


by Roshani Nathaniel UNP Western Provincial Councillor Mujibur Rahman is optimistic that the Unity Government will deliver on the promises made to the people in the coming year. In an interview with The Sunday Leader he said the people have been very patient with the government, but it is high time the government take seriously [...]

Coalition Government Has No Meeting Point – Azad Sally


Leader of the National Unity Front Azad Sally alleges that today the country is in a greater mess that before and while the affluent few are enjoying many ordinary people in the country can barely afford three square meals. In an interview with The Sunday Leader he said as this is a two party government this is like [...]

Centre Must Not Arbitrarily Use Power – Jayampathy Wickramaratne


Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) member, Parliamentarian Jayampathy Wickramaratne said with two parties within the coalition government there is bound to be differences of opinions which is reasonable. He says the unity government should complete its term as per the pledge given to the people.In an interview with The Sunday Leader Wickramaratne said, on the 18th of December the LSSP commemorates the 81st anniversary [...]

Most Protests Have A Hidden Agenda – Harshana Rajakaruna


Harshana Rajakaruna,  Member of Parliament from the United National Party representing the Gampaha District is of the view that the unity government is on track and running the country smoothly despite efforts to destabilise it. In an interview with The Sunday Leader, Rajakaruna said that within the next two years all these efforts of the government will [...]

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