Basil says SLPP hopes to get 2.5 million members; whither the SLFP?

New party’s headquarters buzzing with activity; its main tactician says new policies are also being worked out SLFP Gen. Sec claims party’s support base intact; hopeful of forming a new alliance with SLPP under a common symbol “Let the power of the village take the country forward,” it says, in bold yellow Sinhala letters. “I can’t speak for the SLFP,” said Basil Rajapaksa, wearing a shirt in the SLPP’s trademark maroon The SLPP considers Israel to be a good example of how to take an economy forward, Mr Rajapaksa said.…

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Mahinda Rajapaksa was Supposedly Appointed by Sirisena to Salvage the Crumbling Economy but the Purported Prime Minister Has only Presided Over an Accelerated Economic Collapse for a Month.

Mahinda Rajapaksa was Supposedly Appointed by Sirisena to Salvage the Crumbling Economy but the Purported Prime Minister Has only Presided Over an Accelerated Economic Collapse for a Month. By Ranga Jayasuriya Not long ago, the stooges of Mahinda Rajapaksa, and MR himself, spewed some fanciful justifications for the contested ( and obviously unethical) sacking of Ranil Wickremesinghe, and MR’s appointment as prime minister in one Friday night quirk by President Maithripala Sirisena. One argument was that MR was appointed to salvage the crumbling economy. That Ranil though had a vision, was…

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Mahinda Rules again : – Journalists covering ”abduction and murder of 11 Tamil youth” case attacked

Several photo journalists and cameramen who were at the Fort Magistrate’s Court premises to cover the case in which Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Ravindra Wijegunaratne allegedly involved in, had been attacked by several men who arrived on motorcycles a short while ago. CDS Wijegunaratne appeared before Colombo Fort Magistrate this morning, over his alleged involvement in the case of harbouring former Navy officer Prasad Hettiarachchi alias Navy Sampath. Several journalists had been injured in the incident which took place when the CDS was coming out of the Court complex…

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