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UNFGG’s For Greener pastures; JVP Leads for Economic Liberation, Welfare

The United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) released their manifestos this week, outlining their plans for the...

The Tamil National Alliance; 2015 Parliamentary Election Manifesto

The Tamil National Alliance – Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi . Parliamentary Election – 2015 Manifesto. At the time of independence from colonial rule in 1948, Ceylon...

Former President Rajapaksa’s Scuffle at a Rally Goes Viral

Footage featuring former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa attempting to attack a spectator at one of his rallies has gone viral on  social media. The incident took place when the former...

Chinese Company Transfered Rs. 149 M. For Rajapaksa Election Campaign

CID bust massive money transaction during Presidential election; Rs. 149 million transferred from Chinese company’s accounts; Money used for T-shirts and caps sporting MR...

EU Election Observers Call For Violence Free Polls

(Counting the votes, Sri Lanka) European Union (EU) election observers today called for a violence free election as they formally began work ahead of the...

Follow EC’s Directions in All Recruitment

Secretary to the President tells Ministry Secretaries. Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon in a special circular to all Ministry Secretaries and Provincial Secretaries has...

Fake War Crimes Report To Be Released Before Election

Fifty names to be included as 'war heroes'; Moves afoot to create public sympathy. The government has received information that plans were afoot to release...

Sri Lanka Opposition Advocate Violence on Mangala’s Oral Brigades

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's main opposition launched its parliamentary election campaign declaring war against an alleged group of 5,000 young men and women deployed...

All Media Have Agreed to Implement Guidelines – Polls Chief

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday said that all media institutions including the private media agreed to implement the guidelines outlined by the department during...

How a Rajapaksa Comeback Would Shake Up Sri Lankan Politics

Sri Lanka's wartime president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, is set to contest in the August parliamentary election. But how would the return of the long-time leader...

Ex-LTTEers to Campaign for Lasting Solution Within a United Sri Lanka

Refused by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) as ‘untouchables,’ the 10 rehabilitated ex-LTTE cadres who are contesting from the newly-formed political party Crusaders for...

EU to Observe Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka

Following an invitation from the Sri Lanka authorities, the European Union has today started the deployment of an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Sri...

Election Secretariat Lacks Teeth to Create Level Playing Field

The Election Secretariat yesterday admitted that the Parliamentary Elections Act lacked provisions to compel serving Chief Ministers as well as Provincial Council Ministers to...

Full Speech : I was Against Giving Nominations to MR

I was of the view that nominations should not be given to the former President to contest under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA)...

Changed circumstances favour good governance coalition – Jehan Perera

President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to nominate his arch rival former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the general elections from his party came as a...

Mahinda’s Return as PM: Not Yet a Done Deal

In Lanka, talk of Cash flow fueling political jockeying, graft charges and memories of rights violations during former president’s rule loom over parliamentary polls by...

Brutus, Marc Antony, And Maithri

By Upul Kumarapperuma The Roman Empire was plagued by coups, conspiracies and wars nevertheless it was the most formidable Empire in Europe. Julius Caesar became one...

Sri Lanka’s Ex-leader Mahinda Ditches Muslims

ECONOMYNEXT - Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa who is opposition United People's Freedom Alliance in Kurunegala has dropped minority Tamils and Muslims from his list...

Open Letter to all Political Parties – Key Pledges to Be Included in Manifestos

We the undersigned Sri Lankan civil society activists and organizations, wish to bring to your attention human rights issues of pivotal importance to reconciliation,...

Betrayal in Lanka

Editorial, the Statesman. Mahinda Rajapaksa who was voted out by the people of Sri Lanka barely six months ago is poised to stage a comeback...

Good Governance, a Key Theme of the New Front

Patali Champika Ranawaka of the JHU said the Front, if elected to power, would attach top priority to making the country prosperous. The United National...

Can Candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa Name Those ‘Wrong-Doers’?

(Editorrial/Sunday Observer) The issue of massive corruption in government has never before been raised as it has been during and after the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime....

Left Breakaways Join UNFGG ( UNP led Front)

The United Left Front (ULF) formed by breakaway groups of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party, the Communist Party and the Democratic Left Front, will...

Former LTTE Members Denounce Eelam

A new group consisting of ex-LTTE cadres called Crusaders for Democracy insisted that they do not have an ‘Eelam objective’ behind their decision to...

Govt. Failed to Act Against the Corrupt, BT-RCB Poll Respondents Say

A new Business Times (BT)-Research Consultancy Bureau (RCB) poll this week, just as the momentum takes off in the August 17 election   campaigning, has...

Polls Chief Gets Tough, Wants Assets Declarations Along With Nominations

Elections Commissioner (EC) Mahinda Deshapriya has requested prospective candidates of the forthcoming Parliamentary polls to hand in their assets declaration forms along with their...

UPFA Stalwarts to Join UNP Against MR

Broad political front to protect 'January 8 mandate'. CBK to make special announcement next week CBK to make special announcement next week: Several UPFA stalwarts decided...

SLMC to Contest Under UNP Ticket

(Rauf Hakeem announcing the decision) The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has decided to contest on the UNP ticket at the upcoming general election, SLMC...

Sri Lanka JHU Monks Party Joins Coalition With UNP

( File photo of Nov 18, 2014 when the JHU left the Rajapaksa regime./ FCA ) - Sri Lanka's main party of Buddhists monks is...

President’s Turnaround on UPFA Nominations; Civil Society Dejected

(Saman Rathnapriya speaking at Civil Society meeting on 9th; (c) s.deshapriya) Sobhitha Thera turns down President's request. President to explain his position on July 13Rasika Jayakody...
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Leaked UN Rights Commissioners Report on Sri Lanka: Summary, Conclusions & Recommendations

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Leaked UN Rights Commissioner’s report on Sri Lanka: “Emerging threats to reconciliation, accountability and human rights”

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