Sri Lanka: Back to the Future?

Sri Lanka’s authoritarian former president is on the brink of a political resurgence. His electoral success would put a halt to the country’s already troubled political reform process. After months of intense speculation, it has become official: Sri Lanka’s recently ousted president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, will contest in the country’s parliamentary elections which will be held on August 17. He will be contesting from Kurunegala district as a part of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), and the possibility of him becoming prime minister is not out of the question. The…

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TNA will win 20 seats in North and Eastern provinces

Tamil National Alliance leader R.Sambanthan today chaired women association meeting at his residence in Trincomalee on Friday. TNA Trincomalee district candidates and several other party representatives were also present at this meeting. More than 90% of people should cast their votes in the election to win 20 seats in this country . This will support us to receive 2 seats in the Trincomalee district. We will own two third majorities and impose pressures to hold investigations on disappeared persons, TNA leader said.

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What if MAHINDA Wins? – A scenario analysis

Sri Lanka is going in for a general election on the 17th of August, 2015 mainly to decide which group out of the two main stream parties, would govern the country for the next five years. Although it’s a battle between the UNP lead front versus UPFA; it is a face to face battle between the countries most seasoned campaigners ;( RW) and (MR). Both camps have fielded strong candidates resulting in a neck to neck competition. This article is on, what if MR wins thus covers mainly that aspect.…

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‘White Van godfather and criminals still free ; Illegal firearms and phones still with them” : LeN Editor reveals to Lankadeepa

(Lanka-e-news -30.July.2015, 11.10PM) The  godfathers of the white Van murder culture are still free and the telephones that were utilised in connection with these crimes had still not been discovered , Lanka e news editor Sandaruwan Senadheera revealed. He made this revelation during a discussion with Lankadeepa at an interview pertaining to the website bans and the harassment inflicted on journalists. Q The ex president says , now in Sri Lanka (SL) there is no media freedom , and many media are functioning with partiality favoring certain groups . What…

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