Sri Lanka’s authoritarian former president is on the brink of a political resurgence. His electoral success would put a halt to the country’s already troubled political reform process. After months of intense speculation, it has become official: Sri Lanka’s recently ousted president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, will contest in the country’s parliamentary elections which will be held on August 17. He will be contesting from Kurunegala district as a part of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), and the possibility of him becoming prime minister is not out of the question. The former president’s return to power would complicate further efforts at democratic reform within the war-torn country. Like current President Maithripala Sirisena, Rajapaksa is a longtime member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). But since […]
1st August 2015
Tamil National Alliance leader R.Sambanthan today chaired women association meeting at his residence in Trincomalee on Friday. TNA Trincomalee district candidates and several other party representatives were also present at this meeting. More than 90% of people should cast their votes in the election to win 20 seats in this country . This will support us to receive 2 seats in the Trincomalee district. We will own two third majorities and impose pressures to hold investigations on disappeared persons, TNA leader said.
‘People are now aware how Gotabaya acted with regard to the drug business in the country’said by Hon. Karu Jayasuriya,Minister Of Public Administration, Local Government And Democratic Governance in the press statement issued yesterday(30). The minister further says’the Ministers and parliamentarians connected to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government even with the intervention of the Prime Minister, wholesale consignments and container loads of drugs were brought into Sri Lanka. It is an undisputed fact that under the administration of Kurunegala district candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa the drug business flourished freely with no restrictions whatsoever. It was during his period that drug dealers’ activities expanded and reached the top most official domain. It was Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Secretary of Defence who was responsible for eliminating the drug business during […]
Sri Lanka is going in for a general election on the 17th of August, 2015 mainly to decide which group out of the two main stream parties, would govern the country for the next five years. Although it’s a battle between the UNP lead front versus UPFA; it is a face to face battle between the countries most seasoned campaigners ;( RW) and (MR). Both camps have fielded strong candidates resulting in a neck to neck competition. This article is on, what if MR wins thus covers mainly that aspect. Number wise if MR lead UPFA secures more heads; can he retain all of them in the medium term. Members getting elected from UPFA will be faced with a number of critical questions before they […]
(Lanka-e-News- 30.July.2015, 11.30PM) “I will be dedicated to the task of totally eradicating the drug menace presently experienced in Sri Lanka. I will do so within a period of three years through a coordinated effort covering the implementation of laws, the actions of police and other social institutions”. The above paragraph is quoted from the fancy document titled Mahinda Chinthana under the heading “An end to the drug menace”. Accordingly, the drug menace in Sri Lanka should have been totally eradicated by 2008. What really happened is just the opposite. The Ministers and parliamentarians connected to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government even with the intervention of the Prime Minister, wholesale consignments and container loads of drugs were brought into Sri Lanka. It is an undisputed fact that […]
(Lanka-e-news -30.July.2015, 11.10PM) The godfathers of the white Van murder culture are still free and the telephones that were utilised in connection with these crimes had still not been discovered , Lanka e news editor Sandaruwan Senadheera revealed. He made this revelation during a discussion with Lankadeepa at an interview pertaining to the website bans and the harassment inflicted on journalists. Q The ex president says , now in Sri Lanka (SL) there is no media freedom , and many media are functioning with partiality favoring certain groups . What is your opinion ? A It is very unfortunate he seems to have forgotten the name his father gave him first . He forgets his name Percy Mahendra and becomes Mahinda. Later , he goes […]