Govt. yet to fulfil promises to Tamils, Sampanthan tells US delegate

The Good Governance Government had not fulfilled the promises it had given to the Tamil community when it was elected to office in 2015, Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan told US Congressman James Sensenbrenner at the Opposition Leader’s office in Parliament on Thursday. Sensenbrenner and his Chief of Staff Matt Bisenius met with the Leader of the Opposition and the Tamil National Alliance R. Sampanthan on Thursday at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. Mr Sampanthan apprised the US lawmaker on recently concluded Local Government Elections and…

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The Way Northern Vote Went Is Also A Matter For Concern

By Jehan Perera – Jehan Perera The unexpectedly strong electoral performance by the newly formed SLPP whose chief protagonist is former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the recent local government elections was a wake-up call to the parties in government. The opposition has argued that the elections, which came a little after the mid-point of the government’s five year term, was akin to a referendum and therefore those in government had lost their mandate to govern. This argument has been countered on the basis that a local government election cannot take the mandate away from…

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Back To Square One: What Next?

In spite of the landslide victory to the SLPP at the local polls, the acrimonious campaign between the MS-RW couple, driven almost to the verge of permanent divorce, and the theorization of constitutional pundits and soothsayers about the future design of the government, the country is back to square one with the same faces and with the same policies. How much of pressure from international players like India and the US was brought in to save the MS-RW matrimony one can only guess. The main question now facing the country…

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LASANTHA WICKREMATUNGE ASSASSINATION: CID CLOSES IN ON TOP COP

The arrest of a former top cop in connection to the assassination of The Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickrematunge is imminent after groundbreaking testimony from a senior police official leading the murder investigation blew the case wide open, inside sources from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) said. Investigations by the CID had found that the high ranking officer had played a role in concealing evidence in connection to the editor’s death, sources revealed. The CID investigations in to the Police enquiries carried out during the time has unraveled important information…

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