Why the Sinhala leaders don’t like Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran?

Outspoken and an Honest Ex Chief Justice of Sri Lanka and the current Northern Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran is known to be the most popular Tamil living in Sri Lanka today and is the most unpopular among the Sinhala political leaders who have continuously cheated the Minority Tamils since independence from British on 4th February 1948.  Since independence Successive Sinhala governments have promised to implement a political package to give equal rights to all but always failed to do it once the election was over, this led the Tamil youths to…

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Mahinda Rajapaksa got (74,454) 22% of the total votes in the Jaffna District IN 2015.

by C.A.Chandraprema The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s woes with the nomination lists continued in the second round as well though at a lesser level than during the first round. The biggest blow to the fledgling political party during the second round was the rejection of the SLPP list for the Tirappane Pradesheeya Sabha in the Anuradhapura district which many in that party consider a sure win. In addition to Tirappane, the SLPP nomination lists for the Jaffna Municipal Council, the Valikamam North, Valikamam East, and Delft Pradeshiya Sabhas were rejected…

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SLFP gives Maithri powers to take legal action against members campaigning for or contesting from another party

BY GAGANI WEERAKOON Unblemished diplomatic relations maintained between Russia and Sri Lanka have reached a threatening juncture, allegedly, due to a beetle which was said to be found in one carton carrying famous Ceylon Tea. President Maithripala Sirisena is said to have contacted Russian President Vladimir Putin requesting to end the temporary ban on Sri Lanka’s tea imports. President Maithripala Sirisena addressing a public rally in Haputale announced his decision to write to President Putin, requesting him to end the temporary ban that resulted following the discovery of a beetle…

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Beyond the Sinhalese-Tamil ethnic binary

Considering Sri Lanka’s battle-scarred history, provoked in good measure by the politics of language, news of a Telugu-speaking candidate contesting polls would seem unlikely. However, a careful look at the past shows us the layers within the Sri Lankan society that seldom get captured in the Sinhalese-Tamil ethnic binary that the country is often portrayed in. A new political outfit — Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) — formed by the supporters of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has nominated a Telugu-speaking candidate from Anuradhapura for the local polls scheduled for February.…

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Sri Lanka President hints at ditching UNP-dominated govt

ECONOMYNEXT – President Maithripala Sirisena, who is at loggerheads with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP), has strongly hinted at a possible split of their coalition mid-way of its five-year term. The President told his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) loyalists that he has decided to carry out the “second stage” of his daring political bravery of defecting  from the then strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government in November 2014. A rank outsider, Sirisena quit his Health ministry portfolio and challenged his former boss at the snap presidential election…

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