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TNA splits in to two!

Here is a detail political analysis of TNA and its stance in the political cloud. Even though the TNA pledged support to the common political candidate, Maithreepala Sirisena, few days ago, now the party is ruptured due to the firm stance of its coalition partner JHU of their Unitary State. The political analysis of the …

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Assorted Regime-Change Issues

By Kumar David – The first part today is on the a-b-c of Leninism for a few small Left groups such as the Frontline Socialists and the USP’s Siritunga Jayasuriya who, like the larger JVP, are disoriented by the Common Candidate (CC) phenomenon, the un-socialist MoU, and the UNP-Chandrika-My3-Fonseka-JHU chop-suey (formal name: National Democratic Front, …

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Why Did Gammanpila Consent Into Signing An MoU He Didn’t Agree With? JHU Questions

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), says the issues that its member Udaya Gammanpila has suddenly raised concerning the Opposition Presidential candidate and his movement, after re-joining the government yesterday are extremely puzzling. “Our MoU with Maithripala was signed upon receiving full consent of every member of the party’s central committee. Gammanpila did not express any …

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Tiran’s Maubima Newspaper Urges Govt To Block News Websites

The Maubima newspaper owned by businessman turned politician Tiran Alles, has called upon the government to censor and block news websites – which in their opinion – have been publishing false information in the wake of the announcement of Presidential polls. In its editorial published yesterday (12), the writer has claimed that various organized groups …

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Video: Country Is Being Plundered To Fund Rajapaksa Mega Deals: Champika

JHU front-liner Patali Champika Ranawaka says the Rajapaksas are plundering the country on a massive scale to fund their mega deals as the country is now bankrupt. Speaking at a common Opposition rally in Kirulapone on Thursday, Ranawaka listed out several development projects the Rajapaksa regime has been highlighting to showcase the progress in the …

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SiSuSa earlier shed light on the power hungry Mahinda & Namal Rajapaksha’s connections with Eliya Kanthan, the LTTE Fund Collector. In this article today, we describe in detail how Mahinda the craftiest crafty fox we have ever known,  personally gave millions of Rupees belonging to, not him, but the people of Sri Lanka, to the …

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WikiLeaks: Maithripala Sirisena Is A Rustic-Style Politician, Popular In Rural Areas – US

“Maithripala Sirisena, 53, is the new Minister of River Basin Development and Rajarata (North-Central Province) Development. He first entered Parliament in 1989. He holds a diploma in agriculture and is currently the secretary of the SLFP. Sirisena was the deputy minister of irrigation in the previous PA government and served as minister of Mahaweli (river …

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Basil Was My Father’s PRO, He Has Forgotten That Today: Navin

Former government Minister Navin Dissanayake speaking at the inaugural presidential election campaigning rally of the common Opposition movement today said Minister Basil Rajapaksa used to be a staunch UNP supporter, even though he has conveniently forgotten that past today. Addressing the gathering at the rally held in Kandy this evening, Dissanayake said, “Basil Rajapaksa was …

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Tale of Two Crossovers by Rajarata Stalwarts: CP de Silva in 1964 and Maithripala Sirisena in 2014.

By D.B.S. Jeyaraj The controversial cross over of Senior minister Pallewatte Gamaralalage Maithripala Yapa Sirisena from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa to the opposition and related developments have evoked memories of another cross over from treasury benches to the opposite side by another senior minister from the Rajarata 50 …

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Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa to retire from politics?

The eldest brother of the Rajapaksa family, speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, is likely to retire from politics after the expiration of the term of the present parliament, say Rajapaksa family sources. At 72 years of age, Chamal is keeping silent without taking part in any political activity. His son, Uva province chief minister Shashindra Rajapaksa is …

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Mahinda to kick out the un loyal SLFP team

Following were the Ministers & Dep Ministers from the UPFA Government to support the Common Candidacy. Nimal Siripala De Silva, John Senevirathne, Reginold Cooray, Vidura & Rathnasiri Wickramanayake, Thilanga Sumathipala, Jeevan Kumarathunge, AHM Fawzi, Mervin Silva, pandu Bandaranayke, Feelix Perera, SB Navinna, Salinda Dissanayake, Melroy Fernando, Neomal Perera, Keheleia Rambukwella,CB Rathnayake, Siripala Gamalath, Piyasena Gamage, …

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Infographic: Rajapaksas Invested More In One Defence University Than In All Other Universities Combined

Last year the Rajapaksa regime invested more in one Defence Academy than it did in all the universities in Sri Lanka. The Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), was allocated 16.3 billion rupees in capital expenditure last year, while all the other universities in Sri Lanka – Colombo, Peradeniya, Moratuwa etc –  were only allocated 9.7 billion …

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Despite Being Ministers, We Weren’t In A Position To Raise Objections: Maithri

Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said although he was extremely frustrated and disappointed by the inhumane and brutal treatment former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka was subjected to by the Rajapaksa regime, neither he nor the other Ministers were in a position to criticize the actions. Speaking at a media event held to announce the decision …

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President treated us like discarded rags – Janaka Bandara Tennakoon

Matale district MP, lands minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon says President Mahinda Rajapaksa has treated SLFP activists, including himself who comes from a family that pioneered the party, like discarded rags. He said so when UNP MP R. Yogarajan met him at his home recently. Tennakoon has described one by one the injustices that he and …

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BBS & Ravana Balaya With MR: A Caveat For The Sinhala Buddhists !

By Harishchandra Lokumanna – It did not take long for the people of Sri Lanka to realize that BBS andRavana Balaya were both operational arms of MR and Gotabaya’s  Majoritarian agenda, which exposed  their joint  conspiracy to pinch the votes of  the Sinhala Buddhist masses by posing as their champion and suppressing  the just aspirations of …

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A Presidency Under Threat: Presidential Insecurities

By Rajiva Wijesinha – Nearly two months back the Liberal Party wrote to the President urging that he not hold elections in haste, and indicating that he should proceed first with the various reforms he had pledged. We got an acknowledgment, but not a response, though I suspect a call from a close relation urging that I …

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India Wants to Re-visit Proposal Made by Former Sri Lanka Premier Sirima Bandaranaike Decades ago to Maintain the Indian Ocean as a Peace Zone

By Meera Srinivasan If the Indian Ocean has to contribute to the prosperity of different nations, it is necessary that it remains a zone of peace, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval said on Monday. He was delivering the keynote address at the ‘Galle Dialogue’, held in Sri Lanka’s southern coastal town of Galle. Evoking a …

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Common opposition MoU to be signed tomorrow

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between opposition political forces to back the common candidate Maithripala Sirisena will be held at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theatre tomorrow (01) morning. Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, common candidate Maithripala Sirisena, JHU Chairman Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero and DP Leader Sarath …

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