Chamitha Kuruppu

“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 ...


Govt. has failed to deliver on its promises: Nishantha Warnasinghe

/ Friday, 8 January 2016 00:00

“Catching thieves has become the biggest robbery and probing into corruption has become the biggest crime,” stressed former Western Pro...


SLFPers should not cling on to Govt. midst waning popularity

/ Friday, 11 December 2015 00:00

Members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) should support the opposition rather than clinging to the Government that is becoming unpopular by th...


Gammanpila on Ravi K no confidence motion, “incompetent” Government

/ Tuesday, 1 December 2015 00:50

“If Adolf Hitler and Champika Ranawaka contest the presidential election in 2020, I will definitely support Hitler, not because he is good bu...


Premechandran urges general amnesty for Tamil detainees

/ Friday, 27 November 2015 00:00

Eelam People’s Revolutionary Front Leader and TNA member Suresh Premechandran   “I don’t see any di...


“It isn’t impossible to free Sri Lanka of corruption”

/ Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

Sri Lanka can be a country free of bribery and corruption, vouched Director General of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corr...


“Govt. has become unpopular within just 10 months”: Wimal

/ Friday, 13 November 2015 00:00

National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa - Pic by Lasantha Kumara     Leader of the National Freed...


“Sri Lanka’s economy will collapse soon”: Bandula

/ Friday, 30 October 2015 00:00

     The country’s economy will collapse soon due to the immature policies of the United National Party, warns...


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‘Something is rotten’

26 May 2016

The appointment of ex-TRC Director General Anusha Palpitato high bureaucratic office in the Home Affairs Ministry and tolerance of senior officials publicly hobnobbing with sinister and notorious corporate entities like the Avant-Garde Chairman sm...


Perfections and imperfections of a hub aspirant

26 May 2016

The United Arab Emirates had almost unlimited capital, but very little of everything else. How they obtained the other necessary resources to achieve what UAE is today, is an impressive story of realism, courage and wisdom   ...


Believe Me I am Genuine: Economics of Trust

26 May 2016

Introduction The world is moving towards consumption of healthy foods. Growing concerns over non-communicable diseases such as diabetics, high blood pressure and cholesterol have pushed people to consume healthy foods.  One clear determin...


Women’s importance to Sri Lanka’s economic prosperity

26 May 2016

 Women’s contribution to the Sri Lankan economy is remarkable as major foreign exchange earning sectors comprise a larger proportion of women. Yet, Sri Lanka’s female labour force participation is behind many Asian nations. Pre...


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