We Have To Strengthen Our Political Will – Mano Ganeshan

As the UN Human Rights Council meets in Geneva, Minister of National Coexistence Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganeshan said that the government must strengthen its political will, defeat extremists, establish the much talked Office on Missing Persons (OMP) without further delay and begin the reparation and accountability process. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, Ganeshan also said [...]

Attempt To Topple Govt. This Year – Vasudeva Nanayakkara

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya The Joint Opposition will face the next election under a new policy, Joint Opposition member Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. Discussions are being held these days to draft a proper policy framework for the Joint Opposition, said Nanayakkara and added that attempts are being made to topple the government this year. Following are excerpts [...]

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 [...]

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