Former Army Commander and current United National Front Member of Parliament Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that during the final years of the separatist war he took all the strategic and battlefield decisions himself and did not take directions from anyone.
In his first-ever press conference, amid increasingly embarrassing allegations of evading the media, presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa fielded questions today on his vision for the country as well as his performance and track record as Defence Ministry Secretary.
UPFA Jaffna district MP Angajan Ramanathan said any candidate who has the backing of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will secure the Northern vote.
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) parliamentarian M.A. Sumanthiran has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to intervene as the President is not legally allowed to call a provincial council election under the old system without limitation.
The leader of the Tamil National Alliance R Sampanthan is saying that holding another Presidential election is a deceitful act and is against the verdict of the people of this country.
Breaking his silence on President Maithripala Sirisena's controversial decision to resume the death penalty, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday (30 June) said he could not support ending the moratorium on capital punishment.