Day: 28 March 2018

JO alleges MPs offered Rs. 100 mn each to vote against no-faith motion

Bribing MPs is nothing new in Sri Lanka.  Mahinda bribed the LTTE – Champika Ranawaka – YouTube  Mahinda Rajapaksa Who Stole 83 Million Rupees Of Tsunami Funds … By Shamindra Ferdinando Members of parliament have been offered as much as Rs. 100 mn each to oppose the no-confidence motion (NCM) moved against Prime Minister and …

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Accused collapses in ‘Toy pistol case’ to kill UNP MP

There was high drama at the Hambantota High Court yesterday, when the first accused Pemasiri Paranamanna in the case involving the attack on a group of UNP MPs who were on a fact finding visit to the new Airport and Port in Hambanthota in April 17, 2014 fainted and collapsed on the dock when Deputy …

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Reform Resistance in Sri Lankan Politics

One serious political question that emerges from Sri Lanka’s current political impasse is the following: why has a reformist democratic regime, with domestic popular support as well as international backing, begun to run out of its political energies, and political options, so early and is facing disintegration half away? In Sri Lanka’s on-going political debate, …

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