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.
Kurunegala once the capital of Lanka, is a city at the crossroads which boasts a rich multi-cultural heritage. However in recent months it has been torn by racism.
UNP Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna says although the Rajapaksa brothers Gotabaya and Mahinda are ready to take the credit for the war victory, they betrayed the troops by refusing to take responsibility of the alleged war crimes saying that they did not lead the army during the war.
Jehan Perera argues that the result of the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha shows that "" only a maximum alliance of like-minded parties and groups will be able to match the juggernaut of the SLPP"
The United Left Front is likely to change its stance at the Presidential elections and back the candidacy of Sajith Premadasa in response to representations made by its grassroots organisations,
Speaking in Colombo today he said that the clergy is present at all events, meetings and announcements “seated on the stage like Flower-pots.”
Duminda Dissanayake urges all SLFPers to cooperate with the SLPP particularly the minorities
The presidential candidate of National People’s Party (NPP), former Army Commander General Mahesh Senanayake expects Attorney-at-law Nagananda Kodituwakku to support the NPP at the upcoming presidential election.