Tagged with SLFP

SLFP’s desperate struggle for self-liquidation

Daily Mirror Two weeks ago, we said one of the options left with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena, after former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was announced as the presidential candidate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), was to support the SLPP candidate, accepting all conditions dictated by that party.   … Continue reading

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(SL’s) 20th Century Fox

The 20th Century Fox (Original Title of Island Editorial) The 113th birth anniversary of J.R. Jayewardene, was marked with a somewhat low key event at the J.R. Jayewardene Center in Colombo last week with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya doing the honours in the presence of JRJ’s grandsons. Jayewardene was undoubtedly a colossus who left his mark … Continue reading

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Mega mess 19A

Daily Mirror No shame facing the truth Personalities and individuals don’t provide answers. We need to have an alternate programme to begin anew Urban middle-class is not willing to accept they blundered and messed up not just for them but for the whole country The society is left numbed and those in elected offices have … Continue reading

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SLFP: Body with My3; Heart with MR

National instability amidst power games (Original Title) Sunday Times Editorial The countrywide Local Government elections last week were meant to elect representatives at the grassroots but they caused not just a ‘Gamperaliya’, which Martin Wickramasinghe’s famous 1944 Sinhala novel depicted about the break-up of village life, but a near ‘aandu-peraliya’ or break-up of the Government. … Continue reading

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UNP Market friendly; SLFP People friendly

A make or break for Unity Govt.? (Original Title) Daily News Editorial The present imbroglio in the Yahapalanaya government, following the defeat suffered at the just concluded local government election, is yet to be resolved, as this piece is being written. A section within the SLFP parliament group wants Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to step … Continue reading

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