Maithri rejects concessions to MR at polls: Rajitha
President Maithripala Sirisena has flatly rejected to grant any concession to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming election campaign, Cabinet spokesman and Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said today.
Minister Senaratne told the weekly cabinet news briefing that President Sirisena categorically told the six-member committee appointed to mend fences among the two worrying factions that Mr. Rajapaksa did not qualify to be nominated as the Prime Ministerial candidate, in the national list or get nominations from the SLFP to contest the poll. – See more
NO Nomination for MR – Rajitha
Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne said at the weekly Cabinet briefing yesterday (18) that President Maithripala Sirisena will not give former President Mahinda Rajapaksa nomination from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for the upcoming election.
He said the committee appointed to create a workable rapport between the current and former Presidents will have to proceed with its work from where the previous discussion ended…………….. read all
Opinion poll says dissolve parliament
An island-wide opinion poll has revealed that 49 per cent of the country wants an immediate dissolution of Parliament and the holding of general elections.
The Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL), survey, conducted in urban and rural areas of all districts, two weeks after the end of the government’s 100-Day Programme, drew conclusions from responses sent in by 875 people (35 over the age of 18 per district), out of which 44 p.c. were females and 56 p.c. were males, employed in the public and private sector, the self-employed, unemployed and housewives and students………………… read all
APPOINT CHAMAL AS PREMIER! – Left Parties want Ranil Removed…
Leftist parties have requested President Maithripala Sirsena to disband the UNP Government and set up an interim UPFA Government, Leader of the Lanka Samasamaja Party, Professor Tissa Vitharana said.
Addressing the Media at the N. M. Perera Memorial Centre, Professor Vitharana said, while the President establishes an interim UPFA Government, he must also take steps to remove Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and appoint Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa instead……………. read all
Editorial: Towards a prime ministerialelection
June 19 (Island) SLFPers were elated at the outcome of a party heavyweights’ meeting on Tuesday; President Maithripala Sirisena appointed a committee to settle the acrimonious dispute over former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s efforts to be the UPFA prime ministerial candidate at the next general election. Their euphoria was short-lived. No sooner had President Sirisena appointed the reconcilliation committee than he let his position known to the SLFP rebels that more..
49% want parliament dissolved: Poll
June 19 (CT) An island-wide opinion poll has revealed that 49% of the country wants an immediate dissolution of Parliament and the holding of general elections. Transparency International survey, conducted in urban and rural areas of all districts, two weeks after the end of the govt’s 100-Day Programme, drew conclusions from responses sent in by 875 people (35 over the age of 18 per district), out of which 44% were females and more..