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Sunday, 08 May 2016





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Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Kirulapona rally

Sunday Politics:

SLFP decision-making bodies lose control over members:

Forty MPs at Kirulapone rally

The UPFA rebel group, or, ‘Joint Opposition’ as they call themselves, from the beginning, planned their May Day rally as a propaganda stunt. The Lalith Athulathmudali stadium at Kirulapona was chosen as the venue as it offered them many additional advantages.


cat’s eye

Demands, Threats and Action

This past week has seen these three loud, clear and magnified. The demands unreasonable; threats worse; and retaliation, the worst. This cat finds the demands of the so-called Joint Opposition (JO) silly and laughable, but like black humour, laughter here is not of the real ha ha kind but overlaid with malice.


Confusion reigns: VAT sits on the mat

The increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) from 11% to 15% on a range of goods and services will affect several sectors of the economy including retail trade, vehicles, hospitality, private healthcare and private education. The Sunday Observer spoke to a range of people from sectors said to be impacted by VAT increases to get their opinion on how the rising tax burden would affect their businesses.

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