SLFP Keen To Unite Members While Making Changes – Duminda Dissanayake

Pictures and text by Ashanthi Warunasuriya  In the event any SLFP member who fails to join the SLFP May Day rally and instead attends any other party rally, then the Central Working Committee will take a decision with regard to the matter If a party organiser is ineffective, then it is detrimental to the party as [...]

Joint Opposition Is Hallucinating – Gayantha Karunatillake

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya   After we came to power, we increased the people’s wages by Rs. 10,000 There is no issue within the unity government and it is only the Joint Opposition who is claiming that there are such issues Certain politicians of the North are trying to make statements just for political gain in [...]

Next Three Years Crucial – Duminda Dissanayake

by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Through this National Government we hope to bring both opposing parties to a midway point and work together We are the ones who oppose the elections being held according to the proportionate voting system The JO never expected to get the Galle Face Green for their May Day rally and now that [...]

Country Needs Radical Change – Tilvin Silva

The only reason these two parties got together was the incapability of either party to form a government by themselves Since the Yahapalana government is not doing what they have promised, the people must come forward to change both the government and the system at once Let alone the war in the north, even issues [...]

Politics Broke Up My Marriage – Geetha Kumarasinghe

I was elected by a popular vote. If anyone challenges my election that means it is a challenge made to the people’s sovereignty I would like to emphasise once again that I am only a citizen of Sri Lanka. This is a court case that has been filed against me in a baseless manner There [...]

No One Is Scared Of Rajapaksa Now – Akila Viraj Kariyawasam

The government wants to standardise the education system in the country. Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that it is better to set up high quality private universities in Sri Lanka as that would save foreign exchange for the country and will also generate new opportunities. Kariyawasam said the government has plans to implement several [...]

Put Victims First When Creating Mechanisms – Dr Nimalka Fernando

Civil society wants the victims of the war to be given priority There was complete faith in the new government to establish a judicial process The government pledged to bring the PTA within the international framework   by Ashanthi Warunasuriya Civil society wants the victims of the war to be given priority when creating mechanisms [...]

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 [...]

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