Chamitha Kuruppu

“Jana Satana Pada Yathra will be the largest protest march in Sri Lanka’s political history”

/ Thursday, 28 July 2016 00:00

The ‘Jana Satana Pada Yathra’ will be the largest protest march in Sri Lanka’s political history, said Joint Opposition strongman...


Premechandran on northern problems and Govt. inaction

/ Friday, 22 July 2016 00:00

    EPRLF Leader and TNA member Suresh Premechandran   Q: What is the latest with regard to the Jaffna ...


“Colombo Port City should never commence”: Prof. Katupotha

/ Friday, 8 July 2016 00:00

   Prof. Jinadasa Katupotha Q: People believe natural disasters are becoming more frequent and worse. How far do...


“Prime Minister is after me”: Mahindananda

/ Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:10

“The Prime Minister is after me,” claims Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage. The former Sports Minister says Premier Wickremesing...


“Thondaman is a threat to my life”: Digambaran

/ Friday, 24 June 2016 00:00

“Arumugam Thondaman objected to the former President offering me a ministerial portfolio. Now that we are in power, I will not allow him beco...


Lack of clear policy hampering Coalition Govt.: Bogollagama

/ Friday, 17 June 2016 00:00

“For the first time Sri Lanka is witnessing the broadest possible coalition, but it is unable to work in terms of clear policy,” said f...


Herath in the hot seat

/ Friday, 3 June 2016 00:00

     “I was not drunk; I don’t consume alcohol,” stressed Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Propaganda Sec...


“Govt. will compensate every person affected by floods and landslides”: Anura Yapa

/ Wednesday, 25 May 2016 00:00

“We have money; we will pay each and every person affected by floods and landslides,” assured Minister of Disaster Management Anura Pri...


Taxes needed for a country to provide basic necessities: Harin Fernando

/ Friday, 20 May 2016 00:07

The recent tax hike on telephone charges should have been imposed on usage, Minister of Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructure Harin Fernand...


“What I did was wrong”: Thewerapperuma

/ Friday, 13 May 2016 00:05

Controversial Minister Palitha Thewerapperuma hails the decision to take disciplinary action against him but claims it would have been more appropr...


Kumar Welgama throws down the gauntlet, challenges Government

/ Thursday, 5 May 2016 00:00

 Q: Can you describe what happened in Parliament on Tuesday?  A: MP Dinesh Gunawardena raised the issue regarding the former President...


Perera on prevalent power crisis, plans in the pipeline and praying for rain

/ Friday, 1 April 2016 00:00

Denying widespread speculation that the administration of the Norochcholai Power Plant will be handed over to China, Deputy Minister of Power and R...


“No one can topple Government despite political enthusiasm prevailing at rallies”

/ Friday, 25 March 2016 00:00

  General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance and Minister of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera   ...


Bandula breathes fire

/ Friday, 18 March 2016 00:00

Comes out all guns blazing against UNP    The Government should expose what happened to Rs. 1,176 billion before...


Lakshman Yapa outlines Lankan approach to surviving global economic downturn

/ Friday, 11 March 2016 00:00

    Sri Lanka’s economy would have experienced a worse downturn if Mahinda Rajapaksa had been re-elected, State Fin...


“Mahinda Rajapaksa will lead new party”: Wimal

/ Friday, 4 March 2016 00:44

  Q: What is the latest with regard to forming a new political party?  A: Before I answer your question, let me clarif...


“HRW Asia Head violating my human rights”: Fonseka

/ Thursday, 25 February 2016 00:01

“Human Rights Watch Asia Head is violating my human rights,” charged Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka, who is back in political limelight a...


Faiszer rejects international aid in investigating war crime allegations

/ Friday, 29 January 2016 00:10

Sri Lanka today has a very independent judicial mechanism in place, therefore the international community should not demand an internatio...


Country shouldn’t repeat mistakes of 1978 Constitution: Handunnetti

/ Friday, 22 January 2016 00:00

“The country shouldn’t repeat the same mistake that happened with the 1978 Constitution. If we say that was J. R. Jayawardena’s C...


Crafting of a constitution

/ Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00

President’s Counsel and member of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) majority group, who entered Parliament through the National List of the ...


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SL can’t sit on the sidelines; we must join the race for trade and jobs

29 July 2016

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking recently in Singapore     The Prime Minister’s move to fast-track the FTAs with Singapore and China and a revised ETCA is a good move. He knows we cannot...


Jaffna University – When entitlement is rejected

29 July 2016

On 16 July, a clash happened between students at Jaffna University over the inclusion of Sinhalese cultural spectacles in the welcome event. Below is a brief of the events but a more in-depth report of the goings-on can be found on DBS Jeyaraj&rsq...


The New Republic: Making it or Faking it?

29 July 2016

A week and more ago, those of us who remembered celebrated humanity’s greatest adventure yet: our first (manned spacecraft) moon landing on 20 July 1969. And yet a significant segment of web-crawlers still believes that the whole operation w...


The Development (Special Provisions) Bill and the Coalition Government

28 July 2016

“The proposal made by Hon. Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, in his capacity as the Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs, to publish the Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Bill in a gazette and present the same in Parliament...


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