20 October 2017
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UNP will secure absolute majority with ease

malikIn addition to his role as the Chairman of the United National Party, Malik Samarawickrama is also a prominent businessman in the country. He is a key figure in the party at the moment as he steers the election campaign of the UNP as its campaign manager. A longstanding associate of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Samarawickrama has held key positions in the UNP under challenging circumstances. Although he does not seek limelight, his connections with the UNP are strong and inseparable.

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I Saved MR From The Electric Chair – Ranil

ranil 26The upcoming August 17 General Election would solidify the historic people’s revolution won on January 8 and the government-hopeful United National Front’s Five-fold Plan (Pancha Widha Kriyawaliya) gives the much-needed boost to make Sri Lanka a global knowledge economy, emphasized UNP Party Leader and United National Front for Good Governance prime min50isterial candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe, in an interview with The Sunday Leader.  

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I Saved MR From The Electric Chair – Ranil

ranil 26The upcoming August 17 General Election would solidify the historic people’s revolution won on January 8 and the government-hopeful United National Front’s Five-fold Plan (Pancha Widha Kriyawaliya) gives the much-needed boost to make Sri Lanka a global knowledge economy, emphasized UNP Party Leader and United National Front for Good Governance prime min50isterial candidate Ranil Wickremesinghe, in an interview with The Sunday Leader.  

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I, Too, Should Have Been Given Nominations – Mervyn Silva

mervin silvaFormer Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva is among the few former SLFP parliamentarians who have not been given nominations to contest at the upcoming general election under the UPFA ticket. Silva was quick to extend his support to President Maithripala Sirisena and go against the Rajapaksa clan soon after the last presidential election. Silva said that if former President Rajapaksa is given nominations, there is absolutely no justification for the SLFP nominations board to decide against giving nominations to him. He said he is puzzled by this decision as he has no corruption charges against him

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"Polls will be free and fair"

mahinda deshapriaWith the two main political parties, UNP and the SLFP ready for a do or die battle to secure power in Parliament on August 17, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya, in an interview with the Sunday Observer said his office will do whatever possible to ensure the upcoming parliamentary polls ara free and fair and violence-free. Read more...

Interim Govt Failed To Meet Tamil Aspirations – Sumanthiran

sumanthiranAs the politicians have fiercely entered their political campaigns ahead of the upcoming general election, some seem to have changed their stance merely based on party politics neglecting the interests of the country. After a series of internal discussions and plotting, everybody is determined to play the best trump with less in mind for people. While the two main political parties are targeting to form the next government in whichever way they possibly can, the minor parties are determined to secure more seats in parliament in order to gain more power. Speaking to The Sunday Leader, several political party members, including the UNP, SLFP, JVP and TNA expressed their views on the upcoming election and showed confidence to face the election. Read more...

UNP Confident Of Winning 115 Seats — Lakshman Kiriella

lakshman kiriellaAs the politicians have fiercely entered their political campaigns ahead of the upcoming general election, some seem to have changed their stance merely based on party politics neglecting the interests of the country. After a series of internal discussions and plotting, everybody is determined to play the best trump with less in mind for people

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UNP Confident Of Winning 115 Seats — Lakshman Kiriella

lakshman kiriellaAs the politicians have fiercely entered their political campaigns ahead of the upcoming general election, some seem to have changed their stance merely based on party politics neglecting the interests of the
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We Will Continue The Dialogue With All Sri Lankan Diaspora – Ajith P Perera

ajith c pereraDespite the recommendations of the Lesson Leant and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to get the Diaspora involved in the process towards achieving meaningful reconciliation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs came under heavy criticism of some groups for initiating a dialogue with the Diaspora groups. In an interview with The Sunday Leader, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ajith P Perera said that it is unfortunate that some groups are trying to give a wrong picture of the government’s attempt to build reconciliation and bring in foreign funds and investment to the country. Read more...

Pro Mahinda faction is a group where the most number of hooligans are – Somawansa Amarasinghe

siriayyaBelow is the discussion Lanka News Web had with the former JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe. 
 
How is the progress of the new party you plan to open?
 
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Some people are inflicted with an anti Ranil disease – Gamini Viyangoa

gamainiWhen Silumina newspaper had a discussion with Gamini Viyangoda an active political analyst who is always vigilant of the current politics was able to take important topics of the current political context.

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