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Sunday, 28 June 2015





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Sunday Politics with Rasika Jayakody

Power moves towards dissolution

While the United National Party was eagerly waiting for the dissolution of Parliament, the SLFP group supporting President Maithripala Sirisena and the Jathika Hela Urumaya attempted their best to delay it.

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Pre-election political opinion poll:

People upbeat under MS-RW rule

As the country moves towards parliamentary elections in August, the latest political opinion poll shows a broadly upbeat public mood although the economy remains the irritant. In a survey taken earlier this month across the island from Jaffna to Hambantota and Colombo to Batticaloa,

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Behind Closed Doors

Floating top brass, getting selfie shy and astro-addiction

It made headlines when a certain Army bigwig, who was instrumental in arresting former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka just weeks after the Presidential election in 2010, was appointed to a diplomatic posting at a Sri Lankan mission in a South-East Asian country.

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I am now an activist for my country

Celebrating her 70th birthday, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga reminisces about the past, and looks ahead to the future with a promise she will take to the streets to push through reforms:

At 70 years age, she is still chubby-cheeked and grins mischievously or, scowls expressively as she recalls some politico’s annoying action. Press photographers loved her for her animated face that rendered her photogenic, like her equally famous mother. And it was by no means just photographers.

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