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 Rajapaksa Can No Longer Count On Rural Sinhala Vote Bank

Meera Srinivasan, The Hindu- Rajapaksa’s appeal among the rural Sinhalese population cannot be underestimated. However, with Maithripala Sirisena crossing over, there is a likely split...

Sri Lanka: Survey On Voting Patterns – Presidential Election 2015

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Presidential Election 2015: The Issue Is Salvaging Democracy – Dr Saravanamuttu

Sri Lanka is facing a crucial presidential election on January 8. Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu, the Executive Director of Centre for Policy Alternative (CPA), a...

Presidential Election 2015 & The Tamil Voter: We Need Change For Democracy

by Sivamohan Sumathy- What is striking about the 2015 elections? It is the upsurge in the call for democracy and the call to put an...

According to Polls (Between Dec 18-23) Maithripala Is Ahead Of Rajapaksa

by Vishwamithra 1984- “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~...

Elections In Sri Lanka: Down To The Wire

Sri Lanka prepares for what could be the closest presidential contest in its history. THE plan seemed such a simple one. Mahinda Rajapaksa called an...

Urgent Appeal to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to Ensure a Free and Fair Presidential Election in Sri Lanka

by Dr Lionel Bopage, President, Australian Advocacy for Good Governance in Sri Lanka. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland Dear...

Statement by TNA Supporting Common Opposition In The Upcoming Presidential Election

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has given careful consideration to the positions and pronouncements of the two main candidates at the upcoming Presidential election...

Election Violence: CMEV Communique 8

Presidential Election 2015: Media Communique 8 /by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV). 29th December, Attack on ‘Yowun Parapura’ street concert in Gokarella, Kurunegala District CMEV...

Sri Lanka: Commonwealth Calls For A Level Playing Field & A Credible And Peaceful Election

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has reiterated that ''the people of Sri Lanka should be able to freely exercise their franchise, in an enabling environment marked...

Sri Lanka: UN Chief Calls For ‘Peaceful And Credible’ Election

29 December 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has conveyed his “strong expectation” that the Government of Sri Lanka will ensure “the peaceful...

TNA Likely To Support Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka’s major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is likely to support the common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena and its decision...

Face Book Is Being Used to Regime Change To Regime Change – Rajapaksa

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today noted the threat of Facebook being used to push for regime change in Sri Lanka. Speaking at an election rally...

Ensure Free and Fair Election; Towards Abolishing the Executive Presidential System

We being Australians of Sri Lankan origin,concerned about democracy, good governance and reconciliation in Sri Lanka, call upon all Sri Lankans to vote at...

Young Artistes Supporting Maithri Attacked

Some young artistes were attacked by political goons while they were conducting a campaign in support of presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena at Kumbukgate in...

Presidential Election: Desire For Change & The Hope For Democracy’s Survival

by Jayadeva Uyangoda- Less than two weeks more to the Presidential election, scheduled for January 08, 2015, the political temperature of the country is rising...

A Struggle For Democratic Space

by Ahilan Kadirgamar- Sri Lanka is facing a crucial election, possibly its most important since 1956 when the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) came to...

Keep The Armed Forces In Barracks To Conduct Free & Fair Elections

Siritunga Jayasuriya- I returned from my Jaffna and Vanni campaign tour this morning and am obliged to convey the general sentiments of the Tamil people...

Opposition Supporters Threatened By Prime Minister And His Supporters

Presidential Election 2015: Media Communique 7/by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) 27th December, Public Property Misuse in Kantalai, Trincomalee District CMEV was reported of an...

President Rajapaksa Becomes A Wrist -Watch Label

In a desperate attempt to win over voters President Mahinda Rajapaksa has imported huge amounts of wrist-watches and clocks with his label to be...

HRC Warns Public Officers On Misuse Of Position And Power

Human Rights Commission Of Sri Lanka Issued A Directive To All Public Officers Of Sri Lanka On The Presidential Election 2015. December 26, 2014 A directive...

Boycotting The Elections Will Send Wrong Signals To Many In The International Community

(Jaffna Tamils lined up for voting, Sep 2012;AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) Interview with  Prof. Paul Newman- Dr. Paul Newman is a Professor of Human Rights at the...

27 December, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Social Indicator, the survey research unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives conducted an island wide pre election opinion...

President Rajapaksa’s Smile Seems A Little Bit More Forced Day By Day

Open public defiance has beaten the ‘white van’ culture by Kishali Pinto Jayawardena - Oscar Wilde’s bitingly satirical remark that ‘high hopes were once formed...

Police Instructed Beruwala OPD Doctor Not To Admit Casualties ( Of The Opposition)

On the day governing party goons attacked a opposition group including former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga the police had instructed the Out Patient Department...

Friday Forum to EC: Deploy of 152 Riots Squads Under You and Your Instructions

Friday Forum has requested the Elections Commissioner to take the proposed  deployment of 152 riot squads and setting up of road blocks in the...

Hakmana Opposition Election Office Attacked

Around 8.30 PM today (25th) an armed gang has arrived at the Member of Parliament Mangala Samaraweera’s office in Hakmanaa, Matara district and destroyed...

CPA Online Survey (2): Rule of Law & Democracy Are Top Priorities

Findings from second online survey on Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election 2015 24 December 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The second online survey conducted by the Centre...

The Difference: Rajapaksa for ‘National Security’ ; Maithriala for ‘Political Reforms’

by Laksiri Fernando - When terrorism was ferocious and playing havoc, Mahinda Chinthana 2005 was soft on the LTTE. Everyone knows what the reason was....
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