UNP Claims It Has Support Of All Communities

The United National Party (UNP) claims it has the support of all the communities in the country, including the minorities. UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said that the public have rejected political parties which operate based on race and religion. He said only the UNP is able to give proper leadership to the country. Speaking at [...]

JO Members Of SLFP Vacated Their Posts – CBK

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga says Joint Opposition (JO) members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) vacated their posts and were not really removed. Kumaratunga told reporters that she was appointed SLFP Organizer for Attanagalla much earlier and not last week. “I got this post two year ago,” she said. She says she only [...]

Cabinet Approves Signing Of Energy Agreement With Qatar

Cabinet has approved the signing of an energy agreement with Qatar later this month. The agreement is to be signed during President Maithripala Sirisena’s official visit to the State of Qatar this month. Cabinet has also approved two other agreements with Qatar, including one put forward by the Foreign Minister. President Sirisena is expected to [...]

General Amnesty To Army Absentees

Following the approval of the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces and the Minister of Defence, the President, the Commander of the Army, on the directions of the Ministry of Defence, has offered a general amnesty for Army absentees, enabling them to receive their legal discharge from the Army. This was announced during a press briefing [...]

Somawansa’s Party Joins Podujana Peramuna

The political party launched by the late Somawansa Amarasinghe has joined the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna said that talks held with the Janatha Sewaka Pakshaya were successful. Former Ministers Basil Rajapaksa and G. L.Peiris took part in the discussions with the Janatha Sewaka Pakshaya. Somawansa Amarasinghe had formed the new [...]

US Notes Future Of Sri Lanka Depends On Its Youth

The future of Sri Lanka depends on its youth gaining the skills and knowledge that will power the country’s prosperity, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Atul Keshap said last week. He made the comment at the launch of an initiative to increase the employability of Sri Lankan youth. With the support of the United [...]

The Sunday Leader not published this week

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President confronts protesters in Jaffna

President Maithripala Sirisena confronted protesters in Jaffna who were demanding that Tamil political prisoners be released. The protesters staged a black flag protest along the street used by the President’s convoy during his visit to Jaffna. Tamil National Alliance members M. K. Sivajilingam and Suresh Premachandran were among those who took part in the protest. [...]

Finance minister tells WB, Sri Lanka poised to leapfrog economy

Sri Lanka, under the unity Government headed by President Maithripala Sirisena and the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, is poised to leapfrog the economy after long years of conflict and political instability. Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangla Samaraweera told the Vice President of the World Bank Ms. Annette Dixon that the Sri Lankan Unity Government has been [...]

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