Namal will be joining the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

34 ViewsNamal Rajapaksa‏Verified account @RajapaksaNamal 3h3 hours ago More I am joining the @PodujanaParty effective immediately.” Rajapaksa said in tweet today (10). We will strive to create a broader coalition with many stakeholders under the leadership of @MaithripalaS & @PresRajapaksa to face the upcoming General Election and come out victorious. A member of the Sri Lanka Freedom […]

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Sirisena dissolves Sri Lanka Parliament, polls on January 5

39 ViewsMove comes hours after UPFA-led front admitted to being short of majority Avoiding a resolution to Sri Lanka’s political crisis through Parliament, President Maithripala Sirisena late on Friday dissolved the House. The move came just hours after his political front admitted to lacking the majority needed for its controversially installed Prime Minister to be declared legitimate. […]

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president says, not reappoint Ranil

34 ViewsPresident Maithripala Sirisena reportedly told the TNA parliamentary group yesterday that he would not reappoint UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister even if his party secured a majority in Parliament. He met with the TNA delegation on Wednesday and discussed the current political situation. He reportedly asked the TNA to abstain from […]

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Willing to work with Sirisena’, says Ranil Wickremesinghe

42 ViewsSri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said he is willing to work with President Maithripala Sirisena, who abruptly sacked him on October 26, if given a chance to prove his majority in Parliament. Caught in an unprecedented power struggle, Mr. Wickremesinghe is trying to claim legitimacy as the country’s premier, after Mr. Sirisena appointed […]

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Won’t recognise Rajapaksa as PM till he wins floor test: Sri Lanka Speaker

43 ViewsThe tough statement comes after President Sirisena postponed the reconvening of Parliament to November 14 Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Monday slammed President Maithripala Sirisena, saying it was “anti-democratic” to remove Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and suspend Parliament, and that he would not recognise Mahinda Rajapaksa as the prime minister unless it was […]

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