19th August 2017

Wiggy blasts Thavarajah

19th August 2017 // 0 Comments

BY Thambithurai Pratheepan Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran yesterday (17) claimed that in order to safeguard his position in the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), Opposition Leader S. Thavarajah was attempting to show that the Council was incapable of functioning. Speaking at yesterday’s Council sittings, Wigneswaran said, “The leader of the Opposition, to safeguard his position in the council, had always tried to show that we are incapable.” He added that the Opposition Leader had become unpopular amongst his party membership and was therefore, in order to safeguard his position, trying to gain media publicity. An argument occurred between the Opposition Leader and the Chief Minister during the 102nd sitting of the Northern Provincial Council, when the debate on the performance of the council, during the […]

Former President Chandrika salutes Premier Ranil

19th August 2017 // 0 Comments

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga saluted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for his 40 years of public service in front of a crowded audience at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall yesterday. Speaking at the inauguration of “Encounter Ranil,” a photographic exhibition celebrating 40 years of public service by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Bandaranaike Kumaratunga noted that she and Wickremesinghe had a history of working together, even as members of opposing parties who often disagreed. “Destiny threw us together twice in my political life to work together. Once was when the UNP defeated my party, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, while I was President and then Ranil became the Prime Minister in 2001, and I was President. It was the first and only time until now […]