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MR to lose two thirds majority in parliament soon

Given the crossovers taking place from the government in the past few days, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to lose his two thirds majority in parliament soon. The governing United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had a total of 160 MPs in parliament last week. However, the number has now been reduced to 151 MPs. Interestingly, …

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The Sirisena Surge – And Why Mahinda Is Still Way Ahead

By Dayan Jayatilleka – Two cheers then for Maithripala Sirisena whose act of resistance and rebellion is truly heroic. Why cheer at all? And why two cheers instead of three?  Hearty cheers are entirely warranted because Maithripala Sirisena has produced a Black Swan event; a real game changer. Having argued in the print and electronic …

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Finally, A Way Out

By Tisaranee Gunasekara – “If the people fail to defeat the insane dictatorship of Mahinda Rajapaksa at this point, there will be no turning back for Sri Lanka.” – Anura Kumara Dissanayake[i] The opposition has cleared, spectacularly, the first hurdle in the presidential race. The honours of that victorious engagement belong to Maithripala Sirisena – and …

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Rajapaksas discuss dissolution of parliament

A group of senior members of the Mahinda Rajapaksa administration are reportedly discussing the early dissolution of parliament in the event of a mass exodus from the governing party. Media reports also stated today that consultations have taken place at the highest levels on the pros and cons of dissolving parliament. It is learnt that …

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List of group that leaves govt. along with Maithri!

‘Lanka News Web’ is revealing the group that is leaving the government along with Maithripala Sirisena, who will contest as the common opposition candidate. Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, Salinda Dissanayake, Siripala Gamlath, Duminda Dissanayake, S.B. Nawinna, Nilwala Wijesinghe, Neranjan Wickremasinghe, Sumedha Jayasena, Jagath Rohana Pushpakumara, Navin Dissanayake, T.B. Ratnayake, Vidura Wickremanayake and former prime minister Ratnasiri …

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Killy, Sajith Maithree & Mahinda

Killy Maharaja scolds Sajith Premadasa for being weak in the party and for not pushing Ranil to contest & not to accept Maitreepala as the common candidate. Killy has told Sajith that he has wasted lot of time and resources to bring Sajith over the others to the post of Dep Leader of UNP not …

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Daya Gamage & Unlimited Mahinda Hunger.

UNP Member of Parliament Daya Gamage is tipped to cross over to Mahinda camp in a couple of days. This greedy UNP businessman is only worried about his net gain and he was a pioneer in illegal Arrack business. He was running a distillery in Sevanagala Sugar Company and Mahinda acquired it to the Government …

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Gotabaya is in to a huge Psy Opp among his lieutenants.Lt Col Gotabaya Rajapaksa the Secretary of Defence of Wonder of Asia and trusted brother of Mahinda Rajapaksa is going crazy. Gotabaya has told Daya Rathnayake & Sumeda Perera that if President looses the elections, Gen Sarath Fonseka would become the Minister of Defence and …

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Mahinda was desperately running after all possible channels to buy over Maithreepala Sirisena until the last moment. Maitreepala was under the surveillance of state intelligence for the past couple of years. His movements and his visitors too got followed and screened by them. Mahinda has approached Maitree’s brother Dudley couple of weeks ago and desperate …

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Japan questions Mattala airport cost!

Japanese government representatives have questioned from the Sri Lankan government as to why as much as Rs. 50 billion had been spent on the completely-failed Rajapaksa airport in Mattala, while the estimated cost for the much bigger terminal 2 at the Katunayake airport, which is to be built as a JICA project, is only Rs. …

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Attempts Made To Attack Rathana Thera’s Temple

Just a day after the JHU announced of their decision to not support President Rajapaksa at the upcoming Presidential polls, attempts had been made to attack the temple in which Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) monk, venerable Athuraliye Rathana thera was residing in just a short while ago by supporters of a UPFA local government politician. …

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JHU Gives President Rajapaksa “Birthday Present” by Resigning Minister Posts and Refusing to Support Mahinda’s Re-Election Bid.

By Dharisha Bastians Striking a heavy blow on President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 69th birthday yesterday, the JHU, a key constituent ally in the ruling UPFA Government, threw in the towel and refused to support his re-election bid. Making a widely-anticipated announcement in Colombo yesterday, Jathika Hela Urumaya monks and laymen announced that the party would quit ministerial …

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“Mervyn, go and become common candidate”, president tells Mervyn!

“Mervyn, I hear that you too are going to cross over. That will be a favour done to me. At least you join the opposition and become the common candidate. The opposition is unable to find a common candidate. They are awaiting your crossover. The other thing is that you are saying everywhere that your …

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High possibility of a defeat at Prez polls – Victor Ivan

If the opposition fails ‘to play well’, there is a higher possibility of President Mahinda Rajapaksa being defeated at the forthcoming presidential election, political analyst and senior journalist Victor Ivan says. Speaking to BBC Sandeshaya, he has said that dozens of micro organisations have been established throughout the country against the President. Even if the …

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Campaign run by Elite-strategists in Colombo Cannot help Opposition win the Forthcoming Presidential Elections.

by Vishwamithra 1984 “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~Margaret Mead Allow me to say it at the very outset: No campaign run by a group of elite-strategists, cloaked in suits and ‘Satakayas’, cooped up in air-conditioned rooms in Colombo and smoking cigars and …

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Percy Mahendra And His Cintanaya

Chandrika to move 21 top Generals of Mahinda, including Maitriepala to the opposition and CBK to be the common candidate to challenge Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming Presidential Election. This move is well supported by Chinese as both options would be favorable for them. That is typical Chinese way and no surprise or anything new. …

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President’s popularity down from 54% to 47%!

An opinion survey conducted by a state department in view of the upcoming presidential election has shown that the popularity of president Mahinda Rajapaksa has declined rapidly from 54% to 47%, reports say. The government is concerned that this 7% drop has taken place within a space of 10 days. Officials who conducted the survey …

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Percy Mahendra And His Cintanaya

By Shanti Wijesinghe -Percy Mahendra’s purse has been getting bigger and bigger, starting even before the tsunami money going out to help Hambantota. Hence his change of name to Pursy. Pursy is best known for hisCintanaya, and actions based on that.  He wants us to think he is as great as Chairman Mao, the founder …

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