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Sajith woos urban voters with promise of inclusive economy, devolution

UNP presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa today laid out his policy proposals, pledging a more inclusive economic policy, 13 Plus and a natonal wealth fund.


SLPP-SLFP talks: progress depends on MR-MS meeting

Future negotiations for an electoral alliance between the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will depend on on a deal President Maithripala Sirisena and the Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa could agree on.


UNP cannot win without the support of minority parties – Hirunika

United National Party (UNP) backbencher Hirunika Premachandra said that UNP cannot win the presidential elections nor can it go forward without the support of the minority groups who were with UNP.


A Presidential Candidate, the people want: the Sajith Challenge

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga who want devolution of power have to work together to meet the Nationalist challenge posed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa


“National candidate” Gota need not obtain SLFP membership – Rohitha

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today questioned calls expressed by some quarters for its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to obtain Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) membership before the upcoming election.


We can prove Gota has renounced US citizenship – G. L.

The SLPP claimed today that it is in possession of proof that its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has successfully renounced his US citizenship.


AKD promises to end discrimination over sexual preferences

JVP-led National People's Movement (NPM) Presidential candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake today reiterated his pledge to end discrimination over a citizen's sexual preferences - the first time a Presidential candidate has dared to broach the subject in Sri Lanka.


The UNP and the struggle within

“The United National Party is like a pair of stags fighting with their horns locked while the predator waits patiently watching in the bush,” Attorney Ravi Jayewardena told RepublicNext.


No Bourgeoisies, No democracy

Comrade Anura and the JVP must rediscover Marx in the context of the 21st century. Capitalism has its intrinsic contradictions. Socialism has had its successes and setbacks.


Pro-Yahapalana civil society activists demand bicameral Parliament

A collective of civil society groups has declared their support for any presidential candidate who promises to establish a bicameral parliament in Sri Lanka tasked with appointing the President.


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