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UNP unlikely to accept Sirisena’s offer

President Maithripala Sirisena has reached out to the United National Party in what seems to be an attempt at rapprochement.


MR is against Rishad because he won’t support SLPP

Rishad Bathiudeen is being branded a terrorist by the opposition because he has stopped supporting the Podujana Peramuna, says Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera.


Presidential Election will be on 7 December-President

President Maithripala Sirisena is saying that the next presidential election will be held on 7 December.


No-Confidence against Bathiudeen on 18 -19 June

Parliament will debate the No Confidence Motion (NCM) against Minister Rishad Bathiudeen on 18 and 19 June, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella said today (23)


Pres Polls: Pro-Govt civil society activists to back whoever committed to democratic goals

Civil society activists who were instrumental in bringing the Yahapalana Government into power in 2015 told RepublicNext yesterday that they would throw their weight behind any party or presidential candidate that would, in good faith, help realise the democratic ideals they had always espoused.


Pro-govt civil society criticises govt, accuses opposition of inciting violence

A group of civil society activists who were instrumental in bringing the current administration to power yesterday (21) criticised the United National Front (UNF)-led Government for its inability to prevent the Easter attacks, while also berating the main Opposition for its alleged role in inciting communal violence.


Writ against Ranil dismissed

The Court of Appeal has dismissed the writ application filed by Sharmila Gonawela seeking a writ of quo warranto against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.


Patriotic paranoia: legacy of a carnage

In the stupor of grief following Easter Sunday, it now seems that we have not ceased to finger our foulest wounds


Arm-Twisting the Black Media

Is Arm-twisting the media with advertising bans the way to control abuse?


Sirisena met Gnanasara Thero in prison today

President Maithripala Sirisena met the jailed General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero at the Welikada Prison this morning.


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