I will not accept the Unitary State concept – Wigneswaran Former Chief Minister of Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran states that he does not accept the concept of a Unitary State. He mentioned this commenting to the media near the Colombo Complex. Wigneswaran says that the Unitary State concept is not a solution for the issue of the North and that Unitary State only means ‘Sinhala Administration’. Further commenting, he said that various statements are being made to trick the public. The word ‘Orumiththanadu’ in Tamil means ‘a unified country’ and not a ‘unitary state’, he pointed out.
1st February 2019
The JVP says the establishment of a national government is in no way unconstitutional. Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath speaking at a media breifing this morning said the party with a majority seats can form a national government with another party. He stressed it is not unconstitutional as there is an article in this regard in the Constitution, adding it does not determine the number of MPs. He said a national government comprises of the party or independent group that has acquired the highest number of seats in Parliament, forming a government with another accepted political party or several parties. Herath stated there is a sentence that is not applicable to the law. Responding to a statement by President Maithripala Sirisena that 2019 will be a year […]
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today endorsed President Maithripala Sirisena‘s name as the party’s candidate for the next Presidential election. The President’s name was proposed by SLFP National Organizer Duminda Dissanayake and seconded by former Minister Tissa Karalliyadda. The proposal was presented at the Anuradhapura district convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party which was conducted as part of the party’s restructuring drive. The move comes amidst ongoing negotiations between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to form an alliance to contest together at future elections. UPFA Parliamentarian Vasudewa Nanayakkara told the media earlier this week that the new alliance would be formed within the next few weeks. However, several candidates of the Rajapaksa camp, including former Defence Secretary […]
Everyone who loves the country should gather to make Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) a strong public force to defeat the drives against the country, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President stated this addressing the event held to declare open the new SLFP Colombo District office this evening (31). Under the programme initiated to reorganize the SLFP, establishing new district offices for the party across the country is currently underway. The newly opened SLFP Colombo District office is located on Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha in Colombo 10. Addressing the event, President Sirisena further said 2019 is a year of elections as well as the year in which a new government would be formed for the country. President emphasized the responsibility of preparing the SLFP, a populist […]
by Shamindra Ferdinando One-time top official in parliament Lacille de Silva, yesterday, alleged that there was an understanding among political parties represented in Parliament not to raise the contentious issue of quorum though in the recent past the UNP had acted contrary to that consensus. All those lawmakers in Parliament should be ashamed of their disgraceful conduct, De Silva said, alleging that political parties fiercely guarded various corrupt systems though there were differences among them on many issues. Responding to a query by The Island, De Silva said leaders of all political parties were responsible for deterioration of parliament. Had parliament adhered with the rule as regards the minimum number of lawmakers 20 required to be present at any given time, parliamentary sittings would have […]