“limit” former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s role in the presidential campaign

Maithripala’s campaign hits ‘CBK snag’

1146055890maiThe ‘common opposition’ has been compelled to “limit” former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga’s role in the presidential campaign of Maithripala Sirisena due to pressure from the Jathika Hela Urumaya, The Nation learns.

The JHU, which has expected to play an active role in Sirisena’s campaign, has indicated – through various channels – to the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe that Kumaratunga’s role in the presidential campaign should be reduced, at least in open forums………………...  read all

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Flagrant violation of polls laws, elections already not on a level field – CMEV

by Maheen Senanayake

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is currently in the process of recruiting field staff for the 160 polling divisions and field co-ordinators for the 25 administrative districts in the island.

Asked whether there have been any violence so far with respect to the presidential election,Manjula Gajanayake , national co-ordinator, CMEV said: “On the day the common opposition candidate was presented to the people, several celebrating opposition parties have been threatened. In one instance, Chamila Ranasinghe, a former Pradeshiya Sabha member of the UNP and current supporter was physically assaulted at Maggona Junction.”……………….  read all

Sirisena rally in City on Dec. 2

testA People’s Rally entitled ‘Escaping the Trap’ to agitate for the abolition of the executive presidency and re-establishing democracy will be held at 3 PM on Tuesday December 02, 2014 at Hyde Park, Colombo.The rally is bein… 

Defection detractions and constitutional red herrings

testOur political system is broken in a fundamental sense as a result of the dismantling of the time honoured procedures for periodically changing governments and for providing people with real alternative choices of government. Government changes and choi…