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Gota’s trial may finally begin

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been ducking and weaving filing numerous petitions before several courts to delay the misappropriation trial.


SLFP not interested in Presidential poll aims to win Parliament -Sirisena

Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to form the “next government of this country in 2020,” by focusing on the Parliamentary General elections due next year, and not on the Presidential elections in the next few weeks.


Won’t allow SLFP to be absorbed by any party – Amaraweera

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will once again prove to be a decisive force in Sri Lanka's political future and will soon become the biggest party in the country, SLFP Vice President Mahinda Amaraweera said.


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.


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.


Supreme Court hears crucial submissions over elections tomorrow

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear oral and written submissions tomorrow 23 Aug, as to whether the Provincial Council elections can be held under the former system or needs to be held under new laws.


UNP will split into two – Mahinda

There is every sign that the United National Party will split into two, whomever they chose as their Presidential candidate, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa has told a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna meeting in Battaramulla today 22 Aug.


Did Gota vote in 2005 when he was still an American?

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is calling on the Elections Commission to investigate a complaint made by a journalist against SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa that his name was in the annual electoral list used for the 2005 Presidential Election at a time when he was not a Sri Lankan citizen.


Range blames Sirisena for UNP’s troubles

United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Palitha Range Bandara says President Maithripala Sirisena is directly involved in creating conflicts in his party.


CID probing alleged irregular issue of passport to Gota

The CID has begun investigations into an allegedly irregular issue of a passport to SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and other immigration issues around him that have been reported in the Media.


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