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People were too afraid to protest under Rajapaksas – State Minister

The general public was too afraid to hold protest under the Rajapaksa government, State Minister of Mahaweli Development Ajith Mannapperuma said.

It’s official: Sajith is UNP candidate for President

Ending months of speculation and heated debates, the UNP formally named its Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as its presidential candidate a short while ago.

Sajith to be named candidate; decision “unanimous and unconditional”

The UNP top leadership unanimously agreed to name Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa the party's presidential candidate a short while ago.

No need for a secret ballot – UNP MP

United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Chandima Gamage said UNP would not need to resort to a secret ballot to select its presidential candidate.

UNP talks end well, but decision unclear

Talks between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and deputy leader Sajith Premadasa ended on a positive note last night, but the final decision remains unclear.

Compromise likely in today’s crucial UNP meeting?

The UNP's top two presidential hopefuls are likely to reach a compromise today, as they meet for a crucial discussion at 6pm at Temple Trees.

Appointment of 4,286 teachers violates recruitment procedures – Ceylon Teachers’ Union

The Ceylon Teachers’ Union said today (09) that an allegedly improper appointment of National Education College (NEC) diploma holders has prov

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.

No document handed over to PM at yesterday’s meeting – Chandima

UNP MP Chandima Gamage said both leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and deputy leader Sajith Premadasa will work together in the run-up to the upcoming polls.

UNP on the offensive against President?

The Easter Sunday fallout took a new turn today as the United National Party (UNP) appeared to cautiously test the waters on a possible electoral offensive on President Maithripala Sirisena by hinting that his actions might have led to a likely prevention of the attack.\\

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