Chamitha Kuruppu

“Current SLFP leadership doesn’t know Bandaranaike philosophy”

/ Thursday, 25 August 2016 00:00

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is today controlled by people who do not understand the ‘Bandaranaike philosophy,’ otherwise they would nev...


LG election will be held in first quarter of 2017, says Faiszer

/ Friday, 19 August 2016 00:01

    Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faiszer Musthapha Q: President Sirisena said local governme...


“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...


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