campaign against Govt. at PC polls
With an alliance between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe
and former President Mrs. Chandrika Kumaratunga likely ahead of the
forthcoming elections in the North Central and Sabaragamuwa Provinces, the
leader of the opposition will not give in to ongoing efforts to clip his
wings, political sources said yesterday.
The sources said Wickremesinghe’s recent appearance on a
political platform along with Kumaratunga and SLFP breakaway Mangala
Samaraweera had marked the beginning of a new alliance.
Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe stresses a point during
a chat with former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, while stalwart
Mangala Samaraweera looks on, at the maiden SLFP (M) convention at the
New Town Hall last week. (Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha)
Anandasangaree raps Douglas
TULF leader V. Anandasangaree has in a "My dear Thamby"
rejoinder has asked Douglas Devananda not to mischievously confuse the
present TNA that contested as proxies of the LTTE in 2004 with the TNA of
Govt. will make PC polls a
carnival at public expense
With elections to North Central and Sabaragamuwa
Provincial Councils scheduled for August, the government’s pledge to cut
down on consumption of fuel as part of proposed austerity measures will be
no more than a sick...
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