Sunday, 19th April 2015

Political

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa may not attend the May Day rally organised by the group supporting Rajapaksa, sources close to him told the Daily News. This has been communicated to the pro-Rajapaksa group when they met the former President at Carlton House in Tangalle for the New Year. However, the group had said that they would proceed with the May Day rally irrespective of Rajapaksa's participation. The rally will be held at Kirulapona and it will demand the United People's Freedom Alliance to name the former President as its Prime Ministerial candidate. "Rajapaksa has made this...
The JVP has forgotten its Socialist roots, former JVP member and Democratic National Alliance MP Ajith Kumara told the Daily News yesterday. Kumara noted that the JVP was formed with the aim of providing the launching pad for a socialist revolution in Sri Lanka. "But, in the past few years, the JVP has followed a policy which goes against these ideals and betrayed the leftist cause. They have been playing second fiddle to some political parties backing them to achieve their own goals," he said. The JVP has in the past played an integral role in the past by helping propel several leaders to...
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