Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday said the new Sri Lankan Government is going to be a hotchpotch of so many parties, as the Buddhist clergy and Islamic parties have also joined this new coalition. He is so upset that his friend Mahinda had lost. A comentater commented saying that he is upset because he is not going to have his free holidays to Sri Lanka anymore. The most known unpopular BJP member SubramanimSwamy was a strong supporter of outgoing President Mahinda Rasjapaksha and the killing of Tamil civilians in thousands by the Sri Lankan Army. Swamy a Hindu Bramin and man who treats Tamil civilians as untouchables is a unpopular and is seen as a insult to Hinduism as he is a racist […]
9th January 2015
Philip Hammond today congratulated the newly elected President of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena. The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said: I commend the people of Sri Lanka on the successful completion of their elections and offer my congratulations to Maithripala Sirisena. Sri Lanka has a renewed opportunity now to grow as a stable, prosperous and inclusive country, reflecting the wishes of all its people. All candidates and parties deserve praise for the peaceful transfer of power, as do the Sri Lankan Elections Commissioner, authorities and civil society for enabling people to exercise their democratic right. This commitment to peace and stability will remain important over the coming days. I look forward to working with the new government and reinvigorating the long standing partnership between the UK […]
Maithripala Sirisena took oaths as the sixth President of Sri Lanka at Independence square this evening while opposition United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe took oaths as the Prime Minister. Sirisena took oaths in front of Justice K. Sripavan and not Chief Justice Mohan Peiris. Addressing the Nation after taking oaths, Sirisena said that he will not seek a second term in office. Sirisena thanked the public, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, the UNP, JHU, SLMC, TNA and others who helped him secure the victory at the polls yesterday. He said that while ensuring he delivers and brings about the change expected of him in Sri Lanka, he will also look to strengthen Sri Lanka’s foreign policy in order to maintain friendly relations with other countries. After […]
The increased voter turnout after a long time in the election calendar clearly indicated the end of the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, the JVP claimed yesterday. JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath told The Island that this time around people rushed to polling stations in the morning to cast their vote against incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa and select the country’s seventh president. The UPFA had misused all pubic resources including government servants, property and public funds for President Rajapaksa’s re-election campaign until the last minute of January 08, MP Hearth said, noting that the government had even distributed goods including ‘Sil’ cloth among voters on Poya Day in violation of election laws just three days before the poll. He said that finally the government had allowed people to […]
This is good example that each and every one blame for each and every bad thing blame defenseless LTTE and The Tamils inside and outside the country and naming as terrorist. Truth will Prevail Bishop’s resignation not related to poll or Tamil Diaspora : Church of England The Archbishop of Canterbury had not sought to influence the outcome of the Sri Lankan presidential election, a media statement said today. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby was referring to reports with regard to the resignation of Bishop of Kurunegala Rev. Shantha Francis said he had not sought to influence the outcome of the presidential election. “Any suggestion that the Church of Ceylon or Archbishop of Canterbury was seeking to influence the outcome of the Presidential Election in […]
President Mahinda Rajapaksa phoned Maithripala Sirisena early this morning and congratulated him on his impending victory and inquired from the Common Candidate when he would assume duties, Presidential Spokesman Mohan Samaranayake said. Earlier President Mahinda Rajapaksa left Temple Trees, after a discussing with Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Cabinet assuring a smooth transfer of power, Presidential Media Division said. Following a brief discussion with Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe and assuring the smooth transfer of power, President Mahinda Rajapaksa left Temple Trees a short while ago. President Rajapaksa had left Temple Trees in this manner bowing to the people’s mandate in the presidential election, as the results of the 2015 Presidential Election continue to roll out. The President had a brief meeting with […]
Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena has won the 2015 Presidential election, Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya officially announced, a short while ago. Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya officially declared Maithripala Sirisena as the new President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka a short while ago. Making the official declaration in terms of the powers vested in him by the Constitution, Deshapriya said that Mr. Sirisena obtained a majority of 51.28% votes, and is therefore the new President of the country. Addressing the media and the candidates, at the Elections Department, he thanked the outgoing President for ensuring a peaceful election and a transfer of power thereafter.