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JO trying to win over minorities by making them feel unsafe – Marikkar

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday accused sections of the main Opposition of harassing minorities to make them feel unsafe in Sri Lanka under the present government.


Ceylon Chamber seeks transparency on SOFA/MCC

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) today called for an “enhanced level of transparency” on the controversial Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement that Sri Lanka is poised to sign with the United States.


Govt wasn’t first to sign ACSA, yet to sign SOFA – Hector

Certain parties are trying to disrupt the Government's development drive by creating an "American phobia" among the general public for petty political gain, United National Party (UNP) MP Hector Appuhamy said.


19th amendment a curse – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is a curse that created a government with two leaders


UNP to shift gears on 1 July, make Champika, others UNF organisers

With the upcoming presidential elections just months away, the United National Party (UNP) is set to lay the groundwork for its election campaign starting 1 July and, as a first step, organisers will be appointed to both the UNP and the United National Front (UNF), Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.


Medical Council should carry out independent inquiry on Dr. Safi – Nalin

If there are objections to the Health Ministry-appointed investigative body looking into the allegations of forced sterlisation against controversial gynaecologist Dr. Mohamed Safi, the Sri Lanka Medical Council (SLMC) should carry out its own independent inquiry, a Government spokesman said yesterday.


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.\\


Releasing Gnanasara Thero was a good thing – Rajitha

Endorsing the controversial pardoning of Ven. Gnanasara Thero, Health Minister and United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Rajitha Senaratne today said, given the former’s position of priesthood, releasing him from prison was the right thing to do.


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.