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Members of the National Movement for Protecting the Rights of Soldiers continued their satyagraha for the fifth day, yesterday, opposite the Fort Railway Station. These disabled soldiers are demanding the government to resolve their pension issues. - Picture by Thushara Atapattu

TNA yet not satisfied

with Sajith’s candidacy

The selection of the UNP’s presidential candidate would take some more time as the TNA, yesterday, has said it is not ready to accept Sajith Premadasa as the candidate of the coalition to be formed.

The TNA has pointed out that Premadasa will not get the votes in the North and the East as his position on the national question is not clear.Ministers Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Mangala Samaraweera and Malik Samarawickrama met with TNA members R. Sampanthan and MA Sumanthiran at the Minister Samaraweera’s residence, yesterday,



President cannot sack me - SB


President Maithripala Sirisena, who is the Chairman of the SLFP, could not unilaterally decide to sack him, MP S.B Dissanayake said, yesterday, commenting on the announcement that his party membership had been suspended.Dissanayake said: "Only t...

Forward tourist bookings have fully recovered: JKH deputy chair


Forward bookings in the tourism sector of Sri Lanka’s largest conglomerate, John Keells Holdings (JKH), have fully recovered on a year on year basis according to JKH Deputy Chairman Gihan Gooray. These comments were made to news anchor Sri Jegara...

The SLFP crafting a third way


It was the political scientist and theorist Anthony Giddens who coined the term, a third way, to describe a political alternative between the conservative right and the socialist left, a middle ground that avoided either the extremes of neo-liberalism ...

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