“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 More »

Less priority given to national security: Gota

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” More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

 

Is present regime democratic?

MS+RW

One of the main reasons why the people decided to topple the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime on Jan. 8 was its excessively authoritarian character. They expected the new administration to be democratic. What we understand by ‘democratic change’ may be problematic

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

PNM_WasanthaBandara

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

President mainly dousing political fires

Ranil+Sirisena+Chandrika

Maitripala Sirisena has been the President of Sri Lanka now for slightly over 5 months. Sirisena is an experienced politician in terms of being a party man (SLFP), an MP, a Minister and now the President. He has been all

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

MadagodaAbayathissaThero

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

CBK+MR+Shiranthi

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

Gota says ‘No’ to politics (Video + Editor’s Note)

GRMedia

Former Defence Minister says that he has no hope to engage in active politics.  He was attending a religious ceremony at Udumulla Purana Gal Len Viharaya in Padukka, yesterday (13), where the press posed several quetions to him. He further

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

President to Attend the 30th UNHRC Session

UNHCR

President Maithripala Sirisena will attend the 30th UNHRC session to be held on 14th September this year. On 15th September the Commissioner of Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will be presenting the council report on war crimes charges against

Clashes within the TNA

Mangala+Sumanthiran

The talks between the GoSL, Tamil Diaspora, GTF and TNA’s Sumanthiran has lead to a dispute within the TNA.  The reason for the dispute being, that non of the other TNA members have been briefed about these talks prior to

FCID Telephones Disconnected

FCID

The telephone lines of the newly formed and much talked about Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) of the Sri Lanka Police has been disconnected due non payment of bills. It is reported that the disconnection of the telephones has taken

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