2nd May 2016

MAHINDA predicts his arrest

2nd May 2016 // 0 Comments

Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday vowed to continue with the ongoing campaign against the government regardless of consequences. The former SLFP leader was addressing the Joint Opposition rally at Kirulapone. In spite of dire warnings by President Maithripla Sirisena, over 46 UPFA members of parliament joined the rally. MPs Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Shalinda Dissanayake were overseas and MP Niroshan Premaratna could not attend the rally due to a family funeral. Addressing the rally before the arrival of former President Rajapaksa, Ven. Murutthetuwe Ananda declared that the government could be defeated if people took to the streets. He said they could adopt tactics used against the Thai government. Former President Rajapaksa claimed that he was facing the threat of arrest. Turning towards […]

TN Congress wants more powers for Lanka’s NPC

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The Tamil Nadu Congress in its State Assembly election manifesto has stated it would emphasize on devolving more powers to the Northern Provincial Council. The election manifesto of the Tamil Nadu Congress led by E.V.K.S. Illankovan was released in Chennai on Wednesday (27). The manifesto, outlining the Tamil Nadu Congress’ stance on solving the Tamil question in Sri Lanka, has pointed out that it was through the 13th Amendment to Sri Lanka’s Constitution, which was introduced as a result of the Indo-Lanka Accord, a durable solution can be found for the Tamil crisis. The manifesto pointed out that at present the democracy was established in the Northern parts of Sri Lanka with the formation of the Northern Provincial Council. Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran and the […]

Prime Minister sets the record straight – Sambanthan did not enter Army camp!

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has set the record straight with regard to the issues such as certain political elements coming hard on the Leader of the Opposition, R. Sampanthan, saying that he had forcibly entered an Army camp in Kilinochchi recently, as well as on taking some of the rehabilitated former senior LTTE cadres into custody in recent weeks. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the Chief Guest at the 20th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka Muslim Media Forum (SLMMF) on Saturday (30). The Prime Minister also emphasized on the need of media institutions playing a responsible role towards safeguarding the unity and integrity of the country, without rousing racial disharmony. The address made by Prime Minister Wickremesinghe at the SLMMF event was timely and it […]