GR pledges to fight violence against women

Promises equal rights for disabled people Pledges to bring down cost-of-living with relief package By Nuwan Senarathna Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday pledged to create a safe environment for women and uphold equal rights for people with disabilities. Addressing an election rally in Galagedara, Rajapaksa said if elected, he would put an end to violence against women. He pledged to create an environment where women could live with dignity, and engage in daily life without being subject to any form of discrimination. “I can assure…

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Sajith will be hailed by SL women: Hirunika

New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa will be hailed by all Sri Lankan women as he has been bold enough to talk about a health issue which women in Sri Lanka are facing, UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said yesterday. Ms Premachandra told a press conference that Mr Premadasa is being ridiculed even by women despite him speaking of a real issue. The MP was referring to the pledge that has been made by NDF candidate that he will provide sanitary napkins free of charge if elected to office.…

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Sirisena must take responsibility for SLFP’s ruination – CBK

President Maithripala Sirisena must bear the responsibility for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s ruination, claims former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. She emphasized this while addressing the convention of the ‘Organization to Protect the SLFP’ held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium this evening (05). The event was held under the patronage of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike, who pledged support to New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential front-runner Minister Sajith Premadasa recently. Meanwhile, a delegation of the United National Party (UNP) including Ministers Mangala Samaraweera and Rajitha Senaratne attending this convention drew much…

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My family and I received death threats from MR: Sajin Vaas

http://www.dailymirror.lk/top_story/My-family-and-I-received-death-threats-from-MR-Sajin-Vaas/155-177323 Former MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena today said he had lodged a police complaint saying that Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa had told another SLPP MP that Sajin and his family will be killed if he continued to support the New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa in the presidential election. Speaking at a media briefing, he said that after making the police complaint, a letter describing the situation was sent to the Opposition Leader. “I worked for the Rajapaksa family for 17 years, they expelled me after filing court…

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Power Hungry Mahinda Rajapaksa’s impatience to sit in that Prime Ministerial chair

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2019/11/03/opinion/what-mahinda-talking-about Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa made an interesting statement this week. A victory for Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the presidential election will be considered as a mandate for a general election soon after, he told a gathering at the official launch of brother Gotabaya’s manifesto. These comments, coming on the first anniversary of the infamous failed constitutional coup last year, are thought provoking. Coming from a politician who was twice elected as President of the country, they cannot be dismissed lightly. That is because Mahinda Rajapaksa is all but contesting the…

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News From 2025 Presidential Election

By Ramanee Goonewardene – Polling started at midnight.  The first vote was cast by the President at the polling station next to his ancestral home in the newly consecrated capital city of our great motherland. The President arrived at the polling station at the auspicious time of 11.11 pm. On his arrival, he was greeted by the members of the National Election Commission, the National Astrological Commission, the National Collective of Professionals in Divine Arts, the commanders of the tri-forces and the inspector-general of the police. Religious leaders of all faiths also…

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Vigneswaran reveals stance on presidential candidates

http://www.adaderana.lk/news_intensedebate.php?nid=58782 Former Chief Minister of the Northern Province C.V. Vigneswaran says it is significant to note that the Sinhala Candidates from the main political alliances from the South were not prepared to discuss the 13-point requests of the five Tamil parties with them. Instead they have come forward to release their respective Election Manifestos only, he said responding to a question from Tamil journalists.  He said that the Election Manifesto of Podujana Peramuna candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa deals mainly with economic reliefs.  “When economic problems are solved the other problems too…

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