6th July 2015

Ranil recalls CBK chose party before nation

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today recalled that in 2003 when he was Prime Minister and Chandrika Kumaratunga was President, she chose her party before the country. Wickremesinghe, who at the time was involved in peace talks with the LTTE following the signing of a cease fire agreement, said that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which was led by Kumaratunga at the time, did not understand what the then UNP Government was attempting to do by negotiating with the LTTE. The Prime Minister was speaking at a function held at the BMICH today to mark former President Chandrika Kumaratunga’s birthday. Wickremesinghe said that in 2002-2003 he felt he could work with Kumaratunga on the National issue despite both of them being from two separate political parties. However that attempt […]

Three SLFP ministers to contest from UNP

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Lands Minister M.K.D.S. Gunawardena,Ports and Shipping Minister Arjuna Ranatunga and Cultural Affairs Minister Nandimithra Ekanayake are considering contesting the forthcoming general elections from the United National Party, according political sources. It is also reported that they had held discussions with former president Chandrika Kumaratunga about their future political arrangements. They have decided not to contest as SLFPers, if Mahinda Rajapaksa contests as a UPFAnominee, as they had supported Maithripala Sirisena at the last presidential election.(Ranjan Kasthuri) – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/78439/three-slfp-ministers-to-contest-from-unp#sthash.gbMneQsx.dpuf

UNP Confident Of Winning 115 Seats — Lakshman Kiriella

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Drawing The Battle   Line For The Hustings By Waruni Karunarathne As the politicians have fiercely entered their political campaigns ahead of the upcoming general election, some seem to have changed their stance merely based on party politics neglecting the interests of the country. After a series of internal discussions and plotting, everybody is determined to play the best trump with less in mind for people. While the two main political parties are targeting to form the next government in whichever way they possibly can, the minor parties are determined to secure more seats in parliament in order to gain more power. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, several political party members, including the UNP, SLFP, JVP and TNA expressed their views on the upcoming election and […]

Sirisena-Chandrika-Ranil Alliance In Offing

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COLOMBO: Following the grant of the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentary election ticket to former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his rival and serving President Maithripala Sirisena is set to form an anti-Rajapaksa alliance with UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga. This was evident on Sunday when Sirisena and Wickremesinghe attended Kumaratunga’s 70 th.birthday celebrations and spoke about Kumaratunga’s contribution to Sri Lanka in glowing terms. While the function was attended by key supporters of Sirisena and Wickremesinghe, supporters of Rajapaksa were conspicuously absent. Speaking on the occassion, Sirisena praised Kumaratunga for not being corrupt and for promoting ethnic reconciliation when she was Lankan President from 1995 to 2005.He was indirectly contrasting her with Rajapaksa who had become known for being […]

”Garry Anandasangaree is a prominent LTTE backer and harsh critic of Sri Lanka” says Consul General for Sri Lanka in Toronto

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I was invited to attend an event at the Toronto Law Courts organised by the South Asia Bar Association of Canada. I thought it was a very good opportunity for me to meet and network with South Asian lawyers in Canada. After the lecture by the Attorney General of Ontario, I walked into the reception hall and saw a prominent LTTE backer and harsh critic of Sri Lanka, Garry Anandasangaree. He is a son of TULF leader, V. Anandasangaree. When the LTTE was trying to kill his father, this son became an ardent supporter of the terrorist group. I was well briefed on the activities of Gary Anandasangaree by Major General Kapila Hendavitharana, Head of the Military Intelligence and Darshana Perera, who headed the Counter […]