Group Led by Gnanasara Thero in Violation of Court Order

Group Led by Gnanasara Thero in Violation of Court Order Took Body of Dead Buddhist Monk and Cremated it in Premises Specifically Prohibited by Courts While Police Led by SSP Did Nothing Except Prevent Hindu Devotees from Entering Temple Precincts Charges TNA Leader R.Sampanthan in Parliament By Saman Indrajith Neeraavi Pillaiyar Temple at Chemmalai in the Mulaitivu District was a site of controversy as the Sinhalese in the area tried to take over a Saivite temple, said TNA leader R Sampanthan in parliament, yesterday. Making a special statement Sampanthan said…

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Gota vows to release criminals in a judiciary of his own?

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), said on Wednesday (09) that he would release “all war heroes who were unjustly imprisoned” when he comes to power. This was when he addressed his inaugural public rally at Salgadu Ground, Anuradhapura. Rajapaksa’s term “war heroes who were unjustly imprisoned” was referred to army soldiers who were arrested during the Rajapaksa regime on charges of murdering and abducting, torturing, and murdering journalists at the behest of the Rajapaksa family. The presidential election will be held on November 16. The…

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Race owning Sarath Fonseka peaked in Political Arena!

Former Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka has decided to extend his support to the one who promises to take full responsibility for national security, reports said. Fonseka has had a lengthy discussion with United National Party (UNP) presidential candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa and also with Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP). We reported events regarding the scenario at an early phase.  Following reporting claiming that there was a secret meeting between Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sarath Fonseka, Sajith Premadasa has continuously urged Fonseka to support him. Premadasa has…

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Sri Lanka and UK discuss post Brexit issues

Sri Lanka and the UK have had talks on post Brexit issues Sri Lanka will face, especially if there is no deal reached between the EU and the UK. Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha de Silva, who is in the UK, met with the UK Minister of State at the Department for International Trade Conor Burns. Dr. Harsha de Silva tweeted saying he had a key meeting with Burns on post Brexit and GSP issues. He said that if the UK and EU fail to reach…

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Over fifty Pro-democracy civic groups back Sajith

A slew of pro-democracy civil society organisations yesterday declared their support for New Democratic Front candidate and UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa at the forthcoming presidential elections. The National Movement for Social Justice and the Puravesi Balaya, the two best known pro-democracy social activist movements, announced to the news media yesterday that they wanted Premadasa to win the presidency and that Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa was not suitable for governance and both civil organisations would work to defeat him. The NMSJ was founded by the…

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TNA to hold talks with Gota: Sumanthiran

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) will hold talks with the presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Gotabaya Rajapaksa shortly, a party official said today. Jaffna District TNA Parliamentarian M.A.Sumanthiran told Daily Mirror yesterday that Mr. Rajapaksa had sought a meeting with him. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will be accompanied by Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and SLPP National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa. Mr. Sumanthiran said the TNA had held talks with UNP candidate Sajith Premadasa and briefed him about the party’s position. “We will inform him of our position. We want the…

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SLFP support seen as crucial to Rajapaksa’s campaign

October 9, 2019 (LBO) – The Sri Lankan stock market surged in response to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa officially securing the support of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). SLFP support was seen as crucial to Rajapaksa’s campaign, and was by no means guaranteed. In Sri Lanka’s 2018 islandwide local government elections, when the votes of the SLFP and Rajapaksa’s Pohottuwa party are added, the subsequent total is well over the 50% islandwide count needed to secure victory at a Presidential election. Sri Lanka’s total market cap weighted index, the…

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President decides to remain neutral

SLFP says Sirisena committed to holding peaceful Presidential Poll  Former General Secretary appointed Acting Party Chairman; SLFP and SLPP to ink MoU today  Sirisena to return as SLFP leader once Presidential Election is over By Nuwan Senarathna  The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday said President Maithripala Sirisena would stay neutral during the upcoming Presidential Election and was committed to holding a peaceful poll. Speaking to the media at the SLPP head office, the party’s General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said President Sirisena had temporarily stepped aside from the SLFP’s leadership…

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