The JVP-led National People Power (NPP) movement is accusing the new administration of the country of breaking the promises it made to the people during the election campaign within weeks of it coming to power. The NPP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that during the campaign the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna posed as anti-imperialists. “But […]
Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as Prime Minister to head an interim government by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at 1:00 pm at the Presidential Secretariat, his Media Secretary Rohan Welivita told RepublicNext.
The battle between the contestants is also a struggle to replace Sri Lanka's septuagenarian leadership with younger leaders.
The race appears to be closer this week with the principle candidates sprinting to the finish. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is said to be ahead and the younger challenger, Sajith Premadasa closing in fast.
A Buddhist Monk, Dr. Inguruwatte Sumangala Thero is demanding that the SLPP Presidential Candidate furnish proof that he has renounced his United States citizenship within three days.
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has announced several pro-poor measures in a series of rallies held in various parts of the country. “We will ensure every poor family receives, free of charge, a bag of nutritious foodstuff as well as a government job for one member of the family,” he told the […]
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today (07) said that Gotabaya Rajapaksa did not pledge to release all the soldiers who are convicted for offences but only a ‘certain category of people’.
In twelve days’ time, Sri Lankans will go to the polls to choose a new president in what increasingly looks like a very crucial election.
The hullabaloo over sanitary pads has served a salutary purpose. It has exposed our collective confusion over what is ‘poverty’ and what is ‘development’.
Seventeen political parties have come together to form a broad alliance anchored by the Sri Lanka Podujana Party to work together for the current Presidential Elections and all future polls, a press release issued by the SLPP Media office stated.