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A Government of broken promises – AKD

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 becomes PM for the third time today

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.


Voting begins in crucial poll

The battle between the contestants is also a struggle to replace Sri Lanka's septuagenarian leadership with younger leaders.


The state of the race: A sprint to a close finish ahead

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.


Monk demands proof Gota has renounced US citizenship

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.


Gota promises pro-poor program

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 […]


Gota will not release convicted soldiers – SLPP

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’.


Sajith or Gota; who’s ahead in the race

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.


An uplifting policy statement

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 parties join SLPP – led alliance

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.


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