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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 [...]

No Chance Of Another Armed Struggle – Dharmalingam Siddharthan


 Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Dharmalingam Siddharthan believes that permitting the Tamils in the North or East to commemorate their dead will not lead to another armed struggle or be viewed as encouraging separatism. In an interview with The Sunday Leader he said one man’s terrorist is another man’s liberation fighter. He believes the relatives of the [...]

Claims Of Military Coup, False


- Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana UNP MP and National Youth Front Chairman, Dr. Kavinda Jayawardana is of the view that the youth in the country stand to benefit from the government’s efforts the most. “The youth have been given a ladder and it is up to them to climb up that ladder. As young upcoming leaders it [...]

Move To Privatise State Institutions


– Wasantha Samarasinghe The Voice Against Corruption movement says the government has no plan to rebuild the economy.Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) member and Voice Against Corruption convener Wasantha Samarasinghe says the government is only interested in filling their pockets and privatising all state institutions. He says now is the time for change in the country [...]

SLPP Will Fill Long Felt Need- Professor G. L. Peiris


The Chairman of the newly formed political party, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Professor G. L. Peiris claims that the new party will fill a long felt need of the country. Subsequent to becoming the Chairman of the new party, Professor Peiris was suspended from his membership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). In [...]

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