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SLFP can take legal action against the crossovers-SLPP

Parliamentarian supporting Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Shehan Semasinghe said that if SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara wants to take legal action against Mahinda Rajapaksa and other MPs for crossing over then he has the freedom to do so.


Amaraweera issues a veiled threat to MR over SLFP membership

The General Secretary of United People’s Freedom Alliance Mahinda Amaraweera is saying that the only thing preventing Mahinda Rajapaksa from being sacked from the SLFP is the current negotiations to form an alliance with the Podujana Peramuna.


Gota may still be a US citizen

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s name does not appear on the latest list of United States citizens who have renounced their citizenship, although the former Secretary to the Ministry of Defense has said he has done so.


Ghosts of Gota’s alleged victims haunting Ranil

For many of those who suffered the loss of family members, friends and colleagues during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime the most spectacular flaw of the Ranil Wickremesinghe - Maithripala Sirisena government has been the failure to bring those accused of crimes to book.


The return of the king?

If there is one key takeaway from yesterday’s spectacle at the Sugathadasa Stadium is that, no matter who sits on the throne come January 2020, in the eyes of many, Mahinda Rajapaksa will always be king.


SLFP is broken into two and destroyed-Dayasiri

General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Dayasiri Jayasekara says his party is divided and destroyed.


We want a new Constitution and not a Presidential election – TNA

The leader of the Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan is saying that holding another Presidential election is a deceitful act and is against the verdict of the people of this country.


“We will not be in a govt with Bathiudeen”-Gammanpila

"It is the job of the party leaders to decide who to take and who not to take. But we have made it very clear that we will not be in a government with Rishad Bathiudeen," said the leader of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Udaya Gammanpila.


JVP to announce candidate on 18 Aug

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will announce its candidate for the upcoming presidential election at the National People’s Rally to be held at the Galle Face Green on 18 August, JVP Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath said.


Sajith opens his campaign with a populist speech

The United National Party Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa laid out a vision for the country centred on poverty alleviation and the development of an export-oriented economy powered by small and medium scale industry at a speech given at a party rally at the Wills Stadium in Badulla today 12 Aug.


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