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By Vishvanath President Ranil Wickremesinghe has intensified his presidential election campaign in the North and the East parallel to electioneering in other parts of the country. He was in the North on Friday, distributing land, attending various ceremonies, launching development projects and...
By Vishvanath The UNP is floating a story that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has told a recent Cabinet meeting in no uncertain terms that a presidential election would be held first, and funds for it had already been allocated. It seems...
By Vishvanath The  much-awaited debate between the leader of the JVP-led NPP, Anura Kumara Dissanayake, MP and Opposition and SJB leader, Sajith Premadasa, on the economy, has been scheduled for June 06 at long last. Dissanayake on Monday (20) informed...
By Vishvanath Close on the heels of Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena’s recent declaration, at a public event, that there would be no general election before the upcoming presidential contest, Udayanga Weeratunga, who is considered Basil Rajapaksa’s mouthpiece, said in an...
By Vishvanath Experience is said to be the best teacher, but this adage does not hold true for the SLPP, which refuses to admit its mistakes, nay blunders, much less learn from them, repair its image by assuaging public anger,...
By Vishvanath Election fever has begun to run high in Sri Lanka, and several presidential hopefuls are girding up their loins for the big contest to be held either in late September or in early October, this year. The Election Commission...
SLPP intensifies campaign for general election By Vishvanath Pivithuru Hela Urumaya leader and dissident SLPP MP Udaya Gammanpila is reported to have said the SLPP is mounting pressure on President Ranil Wickremesinghe to dissolve the parliament on or before 15 May, 2024....
By Vishvanath Another International Workers’ Day has come and gone. Sri Lankan political parties held colorful events to mark the occasion on a grand-scale on 01 May.  May Day rallies in this country are always shows of strength put on by...
By Vishvanath The Easter Sunday terror attacks (2019), which destroyed more than 270 precious lives, have brought about a situation where the truth has become a casualty of divisive politics, which has contaminated the question for justice. Truth defies a concrete...
By Vishvanath Hats are being thrown into the ring in ones and twos, with only a few months to go before the next presidential election, the latest one being that of former Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe, who has embarked on...
By Vishvanath Politicians are known for their remarkable ability to see opportunities in crises. Never do they care to make moral judgements when they pursue their dreams. They are driven solely by self-interest, and in the pursuit of their ambitions,...
By Visvanath Anything goes in Sri Lankan politics. There is nary a person or thing that crafty politicians hesitate to use to compass their ends. They do not spare even places of worship and religious leaders to gain political mileage....

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