EU Monitors Rejected

By Waruni Karunarathne A request to consider election monitors from the European Union (EU) has been rejected by four Presidential candidates. Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya told The Sunday Leader that he can only invite election monitors from the unions or forums only if the Department of Election or the country holds memberships of those unions. [...]

Ranil Puts KP On Notice

By Easwaran Rutnam United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has put former LTTE chief arms procurer Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) on notice saying a UNP government will take legal action against him. Responding to a question posed by this journalist on twitter, Wickremesinghe said that normal legal channels will be used to deal with KP [...]

Disciplinary Action After Polls

By Indika Sri Aravinda The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) says disciplinary actions against the SLFP members who crossed over to back the common candidate will be taken after the election. General Secretary of the SLFP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that the party would act as per the SLFP Constitution and abolition of SLFP membership [...]

Hirunika Flees After Threats

By Indika Sri Aravinda Hirunika Premanchandra and her mother, a former advisor to the President, Sumana Premachandra have fled the country following threats to their lives, a coordinating secretary of Premanchandra said.  The security of Hirunika Premanchandra had been withdrawn after she declared that she will back the common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena. In [...]

Mano Says Solution Not Expected

By Waruni Karunarathne As the common candidate Maithreepala Sirisena is seeking a mandate to be an interim president, Tamils cannot expect him to present a proposal to address the Tamil national issue in his election manifesto, the Democratic People’s Front said. The Leader of the Democratic People’s Front Mano Ganesan told The Sunday Leader that [...]

Conservative Party Members Meet Sirisena

Three representatives from the governing Conservative Party has met with common opposition Presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena recently and promised to back him at the presidential election. The Conservative Party members had also participated in separate discussions with Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka, former JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe and Chairman of the UNP Leadership Council Karu [...]

Asia’s largest synchronized professional forum in Sri Lanka

Organized by ‘Professionals for a Stable Sri Lanka’; Momentum, Asia’s largest synchronized professional forum will be held on Wednesday 17th December, 2014. To be held simultaneously at four locations – Cinnamon Lakeside, Hotel Galadari and JAIC Hilton Colombo Residencies – the forum will feature top professionals in business and social sectors, sharing their insight on the significance [...]

Maithri Manifesto To Exclude Tamil Issue

Common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena says his election manifesto will not include proposals for a political solution for the Tamils. Speaking to media heads last week, Sirisena said that his main focus is the 100-day plan which will look at abolishing the Executive Presidency and making urgent constitutional changes. Responding to a question posed to [...]

TNA To Study Manifesto

By Waruni Karunarathne The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is yet to study the election manifesto of the opposition common candidate Maithripala Sirisena. According to TNA MP Suresh Premachandran, the TNA has not yet taken any stand regarding to whom they would support at the presidential election. However, he added that there may have been some [...]

Police To Recruit Temporary Labourers

The police says it would recruit 2010 temporary labourers for election related work and they will be employed to remove election cut-outs, posters and illegal political propaganda. Police media spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that the Elections Department has allocated Rs. 50 million to carry out this work. However, he said, discussions are still underway [...]

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