Unitary State only means ‘Sinhala Administration’.

I will not accept the Unitary State concept – Wigneswaran Former Chief Minister of Northern Province C.V. Wigneswaran states that he does not accept the concept of a Unitary State. He mentioned this commenting to the media near the Colombo Complex. Wigneswaran says that the Unitary State concept is not a solution for the issue of the North and that Unitary State only means ‘Sinhala Administration’. Further commenting, he said that various statements are being made to trick the public. The word ‘Orumiththanadu’ in Tamil means ‘a unified country’ and…

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Another national govt. not unconstitutional-JVP

The JVP says the establishment of a national government is in no way unconstitutional. Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath speaking at a media breifing this morning said the party with a majority seats can form a national government with another party. He stressed it is not unconstitutional as there is an article in this regard in the Constitution, adding it does not determine the number of MPs. He said a national government comprises of the party or independent group that has acquired the highest number of seats in Parliament, forming a government…

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SLFP Endorses Sirisena As Presidential Candidate: Duminda Presents Proposal To A’Pura Convention

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today endorsed President Maithripala Sirisena‘s name as the party’s candidate for the next Presidential election. The President’s name was proposed by SLFP National Organizer Duminda Dissanayake and seconded by former Minister Tissa Karalliyadda. The proposal was presented at the Anuradhapura district convention of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party which was conducted as part of the party’s restructuring drive. The move comes amidst ongoing negotiations between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to form an alliance to contest together at…

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President says Another new government will be formed in 2019

Everyone who loves the country should gather to make Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) a strong public force to defeat the drives against the country, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President stated this addressing the event held to declare open the new SLFP Colombo District office this evening (31). Under the programme initiated to reorganize the SLFP, establishing new district offices for the party across the country is currently underway. The newly opened SLFP Colombo District office is located on Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha in Colombo 10. Addressing the event, President…

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Ex-parliamentary official reveals Govt.- Opposition collusion

by Shamindra Ferdinando One-time top official in parliament Lacille de Silva, yesterday, alleged that there was an understanding among political parties represented in Parliament not to raise the contentious issue of quorum though in the recent past the UNP had acted contrary to that consensus. All those lawmakers in Parliament should be ashamed of their disgraceful conduct, De Silva said, alleging that political parties fiercely guarded various corrupt systems though there were differences among them on many issues. Responding to a query by The Island, De Silva said leaders of…

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