PM underscores victory of goodness over evil

One has to ensure the victory of goodness at the forthcoming presidential election and prevent evil from coming into our society, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the national legal forum held last Sunday in Colombo, organised by the UNP Lawyers’ Association. “We made the judiciary independent and brought in reforms. We have slashed the prices of essential goods. This year’s presidential election will be a poll that brings freedom to the people. Sri Lanka is moving towards reconciliation. We saw how the country stepped forward when the dastardly Easter bombs…

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Premadasa’s Candidacy – Bringing Democracy to the UNP Machine

By Professor S W R de A Samarasinghe The two major political parties, in the south, have had a long tradition of being managed more like private clubs belonging to a particular family cabal than vital public institutions in a democracy. Whoever happens to be the leader has had an iron grip on the party. There is little inner-party democracy in such a set up. The significance of Sajith Premadasa’s victory over Ranil Wickremesinghe in the fight for the UNF presidential candidacy has to be evaluated against such a background.…

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Four Sri Lankans arrested in UK over links to banned group

Counter terror police in the UK have arrested four Sri Lankans on suspicion of being members of a banned organisation. The Sri Lankan nationals were arrested after arriving at Luton Airport on Saturday and Sunday, the BBC reported today. The Metropolitan Police said the group were stopped under the Terrorism Act 2000 and arrested under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. The investigation is being led by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command. A 39-year-old man, a 35-year-old man and a 41-year-old man remain in custody at a south London…

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Dangerous Currents – UNP nor SLPP nor SLFP has said or done anything to check or condemn any of the provocative and violent actions of BBS led supremacists

By Ameer Ali – Dr. Ameer Ali Whoever wins at the forthcoming presidential election the final results will have huge implication for the parliamentary election that would follow at the end of this year. Although it is pointless to predict even before the nominations are closed, it appears that the front runners are going to be the two candidates, Sajit Premadasa (SP) from UNP – with or without the support of SLFP rump under Maithripala Sirisena (MS) – and Gotabaya Rajapaksa (GR) from SLPP – with or without the same. JVP, unless it can capture at least 15…

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SLFP members barred from joining SLPP amid internal conflicts!

MP Chandima Weerakkody from Galle district has requested the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party leadership to solve the party’s internal conflicts spawned due to its twisted agenda of serving members, according to Lanka C News belonging to Wimal Weerawansa. MP Weerakkody stressed that because he helped establishing the national government together with the United National Party (UNP) he is being discriminated within the party.   Chandima Weerakkody was a Minister of the Good Governance and joined the Joint Opposition after the no confidence motion in 2018, as a 15 Group…

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Shivajilingam and Hezbollah submitted nominations at the request of Basil Rajapaksa for breaking the minority votes of Sajith Premadasa.

(Lanka-e-News -07.Oct.2019 -10.20PM) 35 candidates submitted their nominations to the Election Commission today 7th october. 41 people have placed their deposits, but six people have not filed nominations. Chamal Rajapaksa and Kumara Welgama were among those who did not hand over nominations. Among the 35 candidates were 19 registered political parties, 19 independent candidates and 3 unregistered parties. This is a presidential election where most number of candidates contesting in the history of Sri Lanka. This is also the first presidential election where neither the current president nor the prime…

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