The post-war State and the nemesis of the Rajapaksa regime
Before July 2013, Rathupaswala was a little known
village near emerging township of Weliveriya. The people in
Rathupaswala and in a few adjoining villages gathered together in
the month of July 2013 to launch a peaceful protest against the
authorities for turning the blind eye to their burning problem
relating to pollution of water in the area.
Ranil steers Maithri's victory
The main Opposition headed by Ranil
Wickremesinghe stood firm against the 18th Amendment as he was fully
aware that the country would be heading for a tyrannical State with
the enactment of 18th Amendment. The UNP was riddled with internal
problems in the past but Ranil Wickremesinghe with his far-sighted
political vision, patience and with his ocean of knowledge in
democracy reintegrated all factions and fully consolidated the party
assuring a UNP-led government soon.
Faithful flock to receive Pope's blessings
Suchira Liyanaarachchi, her 7-year-old daughter
and her mother were among the first to arrive at the Galle Face
Green hoping to have a glimpse of the Pope Francis and be blessed by
his touch. Travelling from Ja-Ela, she had arrived at Galle Face on
Monday and managed to enter the premises on Tuesday at 3.00 pm.