Was it all worth it Mahinda?

My dear Mahinda maama, It was only three weeks ago that I wrote to you last, but I feel I must write to you again, especially as much has happened since then, and because of those events, you are likely to go down in history, in the midst of all your other achievements, as the nation’s shortest serving, fifty-day Prime Minister. Please don’t get me wrong, Mahinda maama, until the events of that Friday night in late October, you were by far the most popular and most marketable politician in the country,…

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An anatomy of a political tsunami

A new UNP-SLMC “national government” to be formed A Vote on Account to presented before yearend Mahinda Rajapaksa may be Leader of the Opposition Motion in Parliament on December 18 to expand Cabinet President Sirisena to swear in Ranil Wickremesinghe as Premier today Many are the untold stories during the days when President Maithripala Sirisena held secret talks with his predecessor and arch enemy Mahinda Rajapaksa paving the way for a new government. It ended the same way it began — in chaos. The final stages of such talks took…

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”The guardian of democracy is JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake” says SLPP

Ranil Wickremesinghe has to seek the help of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to pass the 2019 Budget, Parliamentarian Rohitha Abeygunewardena said, adding that therefore, the TNA has the power and control over the new government. He expressed these views at a Media briefing held yesterday (15) at Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) head office. “Ranil Wickremesinghe should give the post of ‘Chief Government Whip’ to the guardian of democracy, MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake, for his support to the United National Front (UNF) during the past 6 weeks,” he said. He…

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