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Patali out on bail

MP Patali Champika Ranawaka, who was in remand custody over a contested motor traffic accident, was granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate's Court a short while ago.


UNP lawmakers, activists protest Patali arrest, accuse govt of repression

A group of opposition lawmakers and civil society activists condemned last night's arrest of MP Patali Champika Ranawaka as a vindictive act aimed at repressing the opposition.


UNF MPs must be allowed to elect preferred UNP candidate – Champika

United National Front (UNF) heavyweight and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leader Champika Ranawaka said the UNF alliance should select its presidential candidate with a vote among the 106 MPs it represents in Parliament.


UNP will lose if it does not get its act together – Patali

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) chief Patali Champika Ranawaka is urging the United National Party to resolve its internal issues soon or they would lose the Presidential polls.


UNP-led alliance by end August; only goal victory for party and country – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today that the proposed UNP-led Democratic National Alliance (DNF) will be formed before the end of August.


President trying to create second constitutional crisis by boycotting Cabinet – Champika

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka said that, by boycotting Cabinet meetings, President Maithripala Sirisena is trying to create a second constitutional crisis in the country, as he did on 26 October last year.