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Whither Sri Lanka’s opposition? Interview with Jayadeva Uyangoda.

Himal Kotelawala. ECONOMYNEXT – Political scientist Prof Jayadeva Uyangoda likens Sri Lanka’s powerful ruling party to a house with a very wide roof and no...

Sri Lanka’s dark currents of ancient fears will destroy this land – Kishali Pinto Jayawardena

Image: The child’s home, a ramshackle shack. (ST) This week, a small child died of malnutrition in Tissamaharama at the same time that Sri Lanka’s Parliament...

Sirisena: Headless-chicken or back-stabber? – Kumar David

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Sri Lanka: ‘Ranil Wickremesinghe fatigue’ and the challenges UNP has to overcome

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US Lobby Firm Hired by Malik: More Questions Than Answers

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Uproar Over Palpita Appointment by UNP Minister Abewardena

Civil Society activists are up in arms against the appointment of former Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka Director General Anusha Palpita as an...

Former Army Chief to Enter Parliament on UNP National List

Former Army Chief, Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament on 9 February, on the United National Party...

Civil Society Groups to Annul Their Agreements with the President and the Prime Minister ?

( PM Wickremesinghe  and Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thero singing the agreement) (SLB) Civil society groups which singed agreements with the Maithipala Sirisena and Ranil Wickremesinghe respectively as...

Why the Poor JVP Showing ? A Variegated Analysis of Electoral Performance. by Kumar Davd

Many, this correspondent included, expected the JVP to poll well and win 10 to 15 parliamentary seats – some people said 20+ even when...

Sri Lanka: Post-election Colours, Prospects and Casualties by Rajan Philips

(Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, now an MP-elect of the Kurunegala district, chats with Ranil Wickremesinghe during Friday’s simple ceremony where he (Wickremesinghe) was sworn...

Sri Lanka’s UNP Likely to Get Most Seats in August Polls: Scenario Analysis

SCENARIOS:  Possible scenarios for Sri Lanka's parliamentary polls ECONOMYNEXT - In a scenario analysis by our political correspondent on the 2015 parliamentary polls, the United National...

Attackers Were Clad in Black and Had Arrived in 2 Black Hybrid Cars – CMEV

(After the shooting, Lankadeepa photo) At 11.30 am today (31 July 2015), shooting was reported at Bloemendal Road in front of the St. Benedict College...

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...

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...

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...

We will Protect Mahinda, Gota, Fonseka From War Crime Probe: UNP

Seeking support from all the communities in the country to form a new government, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s United National Party (UNP) on Monday...

UNP Unmasks Mahinda Rajapaksa !

• Hard-hitting statement alleges Rajapaksa ruled for years with lies and after being overthrown he is still spreading hatred and mistrust for cheap political...

Sirisena-Ranil And The Art Of The Possible – Kumar David

"Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall" "Excellent joke!" Whether this is a Ranil-Sirisena (R&S) government or an S&R one, is significant. It certainly...

Sri Lanka’s Maithri, Mahinda Talks Signal Bad News for Ranil

(EconomyNext) The much awaited talks between President Maithripala Sirisena and his arch rival predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa ended without a deal Wednesday, but the...

Political Settlement With Tamils Key For Stability: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said a "political settlement" with the minority Tamil community is a prerequisite for a "stable and secure" country. "If you want...

Ranil and the UNP are Risking the Present Unanimity in the Current Parliament

by Rajan Philips- "We have failed in the essential task of nation building," said President Chandrika Kumaratunga in her speech to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary...

Will Implement 13th Amendment Within A Unitary State: Ranil

Meera Srinivasan - The Sri Lankan government will implement the 13th Amendment to its Constitution within a unitary state, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has said. Implementation...

Houses of UNP Supporters Shot At In Madampe

Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) has stated that pre-election period of 2015 Presidential Election is getting increasingly violent as shots were fired...

JHU 19 A: Mangala Drops a Bombshell; Cracks Within the UNP

By SLB- Speaking at the Budget debate in Parliament, MP Samaraweera dropped a bombshell on 31st October. Making a historical analysis on the ethnic crisis,...

Ranil Says No 13 Plus

A future United National Party (UNP) Government will not go beyond the 13th Amendment to the Constitution in finding a solution to the ethnic...

No Change to Executive Presidency : UNP wants Ranil as Pressident and Sajith as PM!

UNP Uva star Harin Fernando wants Sajith Premadasa to be appointed as Prime Ministerial candidate without delay at the forthcoming Presidential election reports Daily...

The Uva Results And Implications For The Presidential Poll. By Harim Peiris

The UPFA barely hung on in Uva. Grimly winning a narrow victory, that saw a significant dent in voter support for the ruling Rajapakse...

Uva Election: Time For Rajapaksa Regime To Start Packing Its Bags – UNP

UNP says that '' The time has come for the Rajapaksa regime to start packing its bags.  Their reign of terror and corruption is...
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