Day: February 20, 2018

President continues to keep PM without removing him: MR

Former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa today said it was none other than President Maithripala Sirisena who keeps Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in his post without ousting him.

Gas cylinder prices to be increased?

Sri Lanka gas companies say that they expect to hold discussions with relevant authorities today (20) with regard to increasing the prices of LG gas cylinders.

Sri Lankan president’s party decides to stay in unity government

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday ended days of political uncertainty in the country, saying it would continue to be a part of the unity government to push for “major changes” within the government.

Sampanthan slams Rajapaksa for Tamil Eelam remarks

Leader of Opposition and senior Tamil politician R. Sampanthan on Monday said he was “alarmed” at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s recent pre-poll campaign in which he told the Sinhalese electorate that “a Tamil Eelam would bloom following the local authority elections”.