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POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK

M S M Ayub (Daily Mirror) While Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) candidate for the November 16 presidential election, is facing fresh hurdles to his candidacy following legal action by two civil society activists over his Sri Lankan citizenship, the rift created within the United National Party (UNP) over its candidacy seems … Continue reading

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MR’s take on minority vote

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the other day, coming out of a temple, in answer to a question posed by a TV journalist that Pohottuwa Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa would have an uphill task obtaining the votes of the minorities said, things have certainly changed since the minorities have come to the realization that they had … Continue reading

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‘Can a vehicle be driven on Park Road at 175 kmph?’

By Uditha Kumarasinghe (Sunday Observer) Slain rugby player Wasim Thajudeen’s case was highlighted once again when State Minister, Highways and Road Development Ranjan Ramanayaka joining the Committee Stage debate in Parliament demanded the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) summon Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa over his recent remarks on the slain ruggerite. State Minister Ramanayke said it … Continue reading

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Making of strange political twins

    Provincial Council (PC) elections withheld for far too long by both the Government and the Elections Commission (EC) not wanting to take responsibility is leading to a major political conflict yet to break into an open debate and public protests. Joint Opposition Spokesperson MP Dinesh Gunawardena has repeatedly requested the EC to hold elections … Continue reading

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