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Ranil to run with Sajith as mate?

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has indicated that he may field himself as the UNP's presidential candidate, with Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as his running mate.


UNP will nominate me with blessings of Ranil, Karu – Sajith

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said he expected to be named the party's presidential candidate with the blessings of party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.


SC rules no Provincial Council polls without delimitation

The Supreme Court has ruled that without a new Delimitation report that lays out the boundaries for electorates for the Provincial Councils elections to these bodies cannot be held under the new Local Councils Act.


Meet the also-rans

As anti-establishment sentiment reaches unprecedented heights in the run-up to the presidential polls, who are the "alternative" choices for Sri Lanka?


Over two-thirds of UNP MPs back Sajith – Mangala

Claiming that United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa has the backing of over two-thirds of the party’s parliamentary group, UNP heavyweight Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said Premadasa must therefore be the main contender for the party’s presidential candidacy.


Sajith woos urban voters with promise of inclusive economy, devolution

UNP presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa today laid out his policy proposals, pledging a more inclusive economic policy, 13 Plus and a natonal wealth fund.


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.


Nagananda, Rohan team up, form new ‘worker bee’ alliance

"Alternative” presidential hopefuls Nagananda Kodituwakku and Rohan Pallewatta joined hands yesterday, vowing to defeat the mainstream political parties that have ruled the country since Independence at the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.


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.


IJTP urges allies not to grant Army Commander visas to travel

The Johannesburg based International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) is condemning the appointment of Lt Gen Shavendra Silva as the Commander of the Sri Lanka Army saying the government of Sri Lanka has betrayed its people by making this move.


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