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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 [...]

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 [...]

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