Monthly Archives: July 2015

Is Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa making a comeback?

Is Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksa making a comeback?

Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will stand in parliamentary elections on 17 August as a candidate for the governing coalition, the Election Commission confirmed this week. His successor as president, Maithripala Sirisena, leads the ruling party, but failed to prevent his rival standing as …

The World’s 10 Richest Terrorist Organizations

The World’s 10 Richest Terrorist Organizations

Money is what fuels any organization, whether its purpose is building homes, selling goods – or conducting horrific violent acts. A terror organization, just like any legitimate business, needs capital to survive. Quick cash is used to finance general activities, pay salaries for activists, develop training camps, …

I continue to stand against Mahinda Rajapaksa

I continue to stand against Mahinda Rajapaksa

Making a special statement today, President Maithripala Sirisena said, that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was defeated on January 8th will be defeated again,  “I continue to stand against Mahinda Rajapaksa” he further said The President said 49 years of experience in politics was one of the …

Wage hike only if workers agree to improve productivity

Wage hike only if workers agree to improve productivity

Sri Lanka’s regional plantation companies (RPCs ) said they are raising the daily pay for 1000 rupees to meet labour union demands but only if workers agree to improve their productivity and pluck more tea. Plantation worker earns 620 rupee wage at present. “While the …

Mahinda Rajapaksa to run for Prime Minister post at elections

Mahinda Rajapaksa to run for Prime Minister post at elections

A coalition led by Sri Lanka’s president has nominated war-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to run in elections next month, official documents showed on Monday, with allies saying he will stand for the post of prime minister. President Maithripala Sirisena defeated Rajapaksa in a bitterly fought …

Ananthy not contesting election

Ananthy not contesting election

NPC councillor Ananthy Sasitharan has stated that she had changed her decision to contest the Parliamentary election independently. “In line with requests made by friends who are concerned about the Tamil nation and wellwishers, and to ensure that the Tamil National Alliance is not defeated by …

The Man Who’s Disrupting Politics

The Man Who’s Disrupting Politics

For much of the past decade, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka was more or less a family business — one that happened to be run on an island just 22 miles off the coast of the second-largest country in the world and astride …

Election would pave the way for a permanent solution to theproblems of the Tamil people

Election would pave the way for a permanent solution to theproblems of the Tamil people

EPRLF’s General Secretary and a contestant from the TNA  former Parliamentarian Sivasakthi Ananthan  speaking to journalists after filing nomination for the Vanni district on 10 July said “We see this election as an important one which will solve the problems and find a permanent solution for …

Political arena has undergone a vast change

Political arena has undergone a vast change

Mahinda Rajapaksa who was voted out by the people of Sri Lanka barely six months ago is poised to stage a comeback with the support of betrayers in the governing United People’s Freedom Alliance. The decision to give nomination to Rajapaksa to contest next month’s …

Support TNA and Reject Independants

Support TNA and Reject Independants

The Tamil National Alliance called the people to provide a mandate through the parliamentary elections, to take up the problems faced by the Tamil people to the Sri Lankan government and also at international level for finding a solution. It said a TNA win politically …