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“JVP is misleading the voters” – MR


Issuing a statement today through his media coordinating secretary, the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa accused that the JVP speakers have been trying to mislead voters by saying that there was no point in voting for the UPFA because Mahinda Rajapaksa

Less priority given to national security: Gota

Gotabhaya Rajapakse speaking at "Ape Gama" in Battaramulla today

Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa said today the present government has given less priority for national security which was crucial for the development process in the country.Speaking at a function held in “Ape Gama” in Battaramulla to launch the election campaign of

Mahinda contesting on a UPFA ticket


General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premjayantha released a statement today (3rd) confirming that United Freedom People’s Alliance (UPFA) has decided to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming general elections of the 17th Aug. The UPFA

TGTE intensifies moves against Lanka


The Tamil diaspora organisation TGTE based in the United States has intensified its campaign against Sri Lanka in an attempt to refer the country to the International Criminal Court. The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) led by former LTTE member V.

LTTE fund network activ Through 2014 – US State Department


The Sri Lankan government maintained a “strong military presence” in post-conflict areas and continued to voice concern about the possible re-emergence of pro-LTTE sympathisers, according to the U.S. State Department’s ‘Country Reports on Terrorism for 2014.’ In the section dealing

Former President Rajapakse denies Norochcholai allegations


At a media briefing last Friday, former president Chandrika Kumaratunga alleged that members of the Rajapaksa government had earned a commission of Rs. 15 billion from the Norochcholai coal power project. Referring to accusations, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa denied on

Mangala’s London Discussions are only the Tip of the Iceberg – Dr. Vasantha Bandara (Audio)


The recent discussions held in London between Mangala Samraweera, Erik Solheim and the Tamil Diaspora can bring nothing positive for this country, says The Patriotic National Movement. The Secretary General of this organisation Dr. Vasnatha Bandara speakinga at a ceremony

Northern Province is becoming Vulnerable again – Ven. Abhayatissa Thero (video)


Addressing the press , today (15) Ven. Dr. Medagoda Abhayatissa Thero said that the Northern Province is becoming vulnerable to extremist views again, as military camps and high security zones are being removed.  “This fragile situation in the North will

Mahinda rejects Chandrika’s baseless allegations


Issuing a statement to the media today (14th) through his media coordinator, Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse rejected the charges made by former President Chandrika Kumaratunga at a news conference, where she stated that Shiranthi Rajapakse had purchased a house from the

US Embassy tight-lipped on Kerry’s call for releasing ‘political prisoners’

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11:  US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at Lancaster House on April 11, 2013 in London, England. G8 Foreign Ministers are holding a two day meeting where they will discuss the situation in the Middle East; including Syria and Iran, security and stability across North and West Africa, Democratic People's Republic of Korea and climate change. British Foreign Secretary William Hague will also highlight five key policy priorities.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The US embassy in Colombo declined to say whether it had advised Secretary of State John Kerry as regards ‘political prisoners’ in Sri Lanka prompting him to urge the Sirisena-Wickremesinghe administration to release them. The official was responding to a