The Sunday Leader

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 [...]

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 [...]

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