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Statement of the Liberal Party of Sri Lanka on the new Presidency
The Liberal Party of Sri Lanka emphatically welcomes the victory of Mr Maithripala Sirisena at the presidential poll. We are also grateful to him for continuing after his election to assert the values which the people of Sri Lanka have shown they admire. We now have a compassionate government, and w...
11.01.2015 - 06:32
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Ranil Sworn In As Prime Minister
Former Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, was yesterday sworn in as the new Prime Minister before freshly elected President Maithripala Sirisena, at a national ceremony held at the Independence Square. This was followed by the swearing in ceremony of the sixth Executive President Maithripala S...
10.01.2015 - 07:18
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Entertaining some early skepticism, US hails Sri Lanka's democratic traditions
With the conclusion of the presidential election on 8 January with fewer incidents compared to earlier occasions, the orderly transfer of power from the defeated candidate incumbent Mahinda Rajapaksa to the victor Maitripala Sirisena, the victor appealing to the masses not to harm, mentally or physi...
10.01.2015 - 06:56 By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune US National Correspondent
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Very peaceful election with a tight finish
Lankan expatriate community in the gulf is extremely relieved since the presidential election has concluded peacefully with no incidence reported. Although there were few unruly behaviors of those who were holding responsible positions in the outgoing government, on the run up to the presidential el...
10.01.2015 - 06:47 By S.H.Moulana – Riyadh
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Modi congratulates Sirisena, invites him to India; Rameswaram fishermen hail Sirisena win
President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu leaders and the fishermen community of Rameswaram have congratulated Maitripala Sirisena on his victory in the Sri Lankan presidential elections. Modi telephoned the President-elect and assured him of India’s continued solidarity a...
10.01.2015 - 06:39 From Malladi Rama Rao
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces the same fate as Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill defeated the scourge of the Hitler’s Nazism that killed between 50 to 80 million people. Wikipedia states that “World War II fatality statistics vary, with estimates of total dead ranging from 50 million to more than 80 million. The sources cited in this article document an estimat...
10.01.2015 - 06:10 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Mahinda Deshapriya, Election Commissioner officially declared Maithripala Sirisena as the new President
Mahinda Deshapriya, Election Commissioner, officially declared Maithripala Sirisena as the new President of Sri Lanka, a short while ago. Making the official declaration in terms of the powers vested in him by the Constitution, Deshapriya said that Mr. Sirisena obtained a majority of 51.28% vot...
09.01.2015 - 14:33
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Most Rev. Pope Francis - Welcome To Sri Lanka Feather In President Rajapaksa's Cap
In the midst of all political work connected with the Presidential election President Mahinda Rajapaksa has directed the officials to make arrangements in coordination with Cardinal Malcom Ranjith for a grand welcome to Most Rev.Pope Francis who will be in Sri Lanka on 13th January 2015 on the invi...
07.01.2015 - 07:36 By Dr.T.Jayasinghe - Fmr. Ambassador to State of Palestine
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President will win the Presidential Election by a huge margin
While expressing confidence that he would win Thursday’s Presidential Election by a huge margin, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday that he would dedicate his third term for the future generation and make Sri Lanka a prosperous, safe and beautiful country for the unborn Sri Lankan child. Ad...
06.01.2015 - 17:23
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UN Designated Terrorist Fronts Support Maithripala
LTTE fronts overseas that supported violence in Sri Lanka pledged its support for the common candidate Mr Maithripala Sirisena. This includes the Canadian Tamil Congress (CTC), a terrorist entity engaged in propaganda, fundraising and weapons procurement. The CTC is designated as a "terrorist entit...
06.01.2015 - 17:01 By Maya Anthony
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“The Opposition was day dreaming as he would be the President of the country even after January 9,” – Mahinda Rajapaksa
President Rajapaksa said the Opposition was day dreaming as he would be the President of the country even after January 9. President Rajapaksa added that Sirisena has announced that he will shut down the Bandaranaike International Airport on January 8 and beyond to prevent him (President) leaving th...
06.01.2015 - 06:49
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Kanagaratnam remains as President Coordinator: Denies vicious press reports
Mr. S. Kanagaratnam continues to remain as the President’s Coordinator for the Mullaitivu district and strongly denies press reports that he has been removed of his prestigious position. Mr. Kanagaratnam, a former member of parliament, at present the President’s Coordinator for Mullaitivu distric...
05.01.2015 - 08:49
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After the 67th Anniversary of Independence, Burma still has no free choice
January 4th is the 67th Anniversary of Burma’s Independence Day which marks the victory of the nation’s independence struggle. President of Burma (Myanmar) Thein Sein has delivered a message to the nation and its people on the occasion of the 67th Anniversary Independence Day. President Thein Sein o...
05.01.2015 - 08:23 By – Zin Linn
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Last Day For Campaigning: President Mahinda will address Four Massive Rallies Today
As the election campaigning concludes by today midnight, President Mahinda Rajapaksa will address final election rallies in Debarawewa, Ambalangoda, Matugama and Kesbewa today. The President is also scheduled to address the people in Bibile town today. He will also address a rally at Ethiliwewa junc...
05.01.2015 - 07:09
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Sex - mighty weapon of man’s destruction
The explosive revelations made by a young American woman, known as Jane Doe 3 in Florida court papers, seem to have the potential to cause significant, irreversible damage to a few well-known figures on both sides of the Atlantic, if they can be substantiated with acceptable facts. The ‘victim’, wh...
04.01.2015 - 12:41 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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A 'third Bush' or a 'first woman' in the White House?
This is with reference to the news report ‘Jeb Bush sheds business ties ahead of 2016 run’, which prompts us to think whether we are going to have the third Bush in the White House. In the meantime, we learn about Hilary Clinton’s preparation too to get in there where her husband was a two term pres...
04.01.2015 - 06:25 By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh
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Sri Lankan Presidential election: MR or MS? Benefitting from hindsight
The mood of the country amongst the middle and lower middle class, and sections of the educated professionals and seemingly large numbers amongst very ordinary apolitical persons in the urban sector and less so in the rural sector, appears to be for a regime change. That change they see as necessary...
04.01.2015 - 06:16 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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President Rajapaksa Urges People of Jaffna to Join Hands to Achieve the Promised Bright Future
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that our journey has only recently commenced with good results, already seen. “As we look to the future, I see the vast potential and promise of a brighter tomorrow, and I urge you all to join hands with me to achieve it,” he said. Addressing the professionals in J...
04.01.2015 - 06:01
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Nuklutoshi condemns IED planting at Mokokchung a ATM
Minister for National Highways and Mechanical Engineering, Nuklutoshi, has strongly condemned the planting of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in an ATM Booth at Mokokchung town on Friday. In a statement issued today, the Minister termed as “senseless and mindless” the acts of the miscreants becaus...
04.01.2015 - 05:48
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Kankesanthurai – Jaffna Train Services Inaugurated - Reconnects Last Link To North
Transport Minister Kumara Welgama inaugurated the Jaffna to Kankesanthurai train service with the departure of the Yal Devi train from the KKS railway station at 10.22 a.m yesterday (2nd January). President Mahinda Rajapaksa had been due to inaugurate the latest stretch of a reopened rail link from...
03.01.2015 - 07:42
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