20th December 2014

Ensure the welfare of the plantation worker

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Ensure the welfare of the plantation worker Ceylon Tea has made a name for itself in the global markets, and it being the world’s most popular drink, is relished by tea drinkers all over the world. According to statistics it makes an export earning of over US$ 1.4 billion for the country. That is, when the workers in the plantations who number approximately around 5% of the country’s population, languish in dilapidated line-rooms in the estates in squalid conditions without the basic facilities. Many generations of this unfortunate people have continued to live in poor housing conditions for almost two centuries, despite having contributed their sweat and blood to make Ceylon Tea earn a name in the world. These are descendants of the South Indian […]

Why Should The Tamil Speaking Minorities Vote For Maithripala?

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The Progressive Forum in Colombo has highlighted the importance of Tamil speaking minorities recognizing the crucial nature of the upcoming Presidential elections and on why they should vote for the common Opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena. Issuing a statement in light of the upcoming elections, the Joint Convener of the PF, Dr.Selvy Thiruchandran has noted that in working towards a political solution for the Tamil speaking minorities through a devolution-based solution within a united Sri Lanka, it is important to refrain from isolating and focusing on a single race based issue. It has listed the following points as some of the reasons that should be considered by the Tamil speaking minorities, to vote in favour of the common candidate: –         It would help gain allies in […]

”Maithiri will Win” says Wignes

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The sarcastic prediction of C.V. Wigneswaran! BY Manekshaw Northern Province Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran, made his own prediction in a sarcastic manner on the forthcoming Presidential polls responding to a question put to him by the Minister and the EPDP Leader, Douglas Devananda and the Opposition Leader of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) S. Thavarasa, at the Kilinochchi District Development Council meeting last week. Minister Douglas Devananda and the NPC Opposition Leader, S. Thavarasa requested Chief Minister Wigneswaran to submit the details of the financial allocations made to the NPC. Responding to the request made by Minister Devananda, amidst heated arguments between the EPDP members and the Tamil National Alliance members at the DDC, Wigneswarn said that by the time the financial report was submitted […]

Common candidate has people’s support: Ravi

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Although the Government is trying to pit one against the other, the United National Party is united and will ensure that Maithripala Sirisena is made the President on 8 January, stressed United National Party Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayaka, denying there is division among Party leaders in supporting the common candidate. He further stated that Muslim and Tamil voters have already endorsed Maithripala Sirisena. Following are excerpts from the interview:   Q: How would you describe the progress of the common candidate’s election campaign? A: It is progressing very decently from our side, amidst all the violence from the Government. Even though the Government tries to provoke us at all times, we work as one team. Q: Tissa Attanayaka has said that 20 UNP electorate organisers […]