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Namal was planning on becoming countrys leader - Dilan

Namal was planning on becoming countrys leader - Dilan

Namal Rajapaksa was planning on becoming the countrys next leader if his father was in power for another 15 years, claims State Minister Dilan Perera. MORE..

December 16, 2015  04:52 pm|

Karuna Amman resigns from SLFP

Karuna Amman resigns from SLFP

Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan alias Karuna Amman says he has decided to to resign from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to join the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) led by V. Anandasangaree. MORE...

October 26, 2015  12:21 pm|

No reason to postpone LG polls - PM

No reason to postpone LG polls - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that there is no reason to postpone the Local Government election which is scheduled to be held in March next year. MORE..

September 29, 2015  10:53 am|

CBK ran one of the most repressive governments - Rajapaksa

CBK ran one of the most repressive governments - Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today accused fellow SLFP Patron Chandrika Kumaratunga of running one of the most repressive governments in living memory and charged that her recent comments amount to an admission that she too presided over a party full of murderers and rogues. MORE..

September 10, 2015  06:04 pm|

Massive killings if Mahinda returned to power - CBK

Massive killings if Mahinda returned to power - CBK

Mahinda Rajapaksa during his tenure as the President of Sri Lanka ran a police state and if he was successful in returning to power as Prime Minister in recent parliamentary polls the country would have experienced massive killings of innocents, according to former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. MORE..

September 6, 2015  12:39 am|

My journey is slow, but no turning back President

My journey is slow, but no turning back  President

President Maithripala Sirisena today said that the time has come to subject the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to complete reorganization and to build it under a fresh image. MORE..

September 2, 2015  05:09 pm|

SLFP celebrates 64th anniversary today

SLFP celebrates 64th anniversary today

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will hold its 64th Anniversary commemoration in Polonnaruwa today under the patronage of party leader President Maithripala Sirisena. MORE..

September 2, 2015  10:51 am|

ITAK wants Opposition Leader post

ITAK wants Opposition Leader post

The Ilankai Thamil Arasu Kadchi (ITAK) today said that the partys Parliamentary Group Leader must thus be recognized as the Leader of the Opposition in accordance with Parliamentary practice and convention as they have now emerged as the largest political party in Opposition in Sri Lankas Parliament. MORE..

August 29, 2015  04:48 pm|

Cases against Anura Yapa and Susil withdrawn

Cases against Anura Yapa and Susil withdrawn

The court cases filed against Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Susil Premajayantha have been withdrawn by Duminda Dissanayake and Prof. Vishwa Warnapala. MORE..

August 28, 2015  10:23 am|

New cabinet to be sworn in on Sep 02

New cabinet to be sworn in on Sep 02

The Cabinet of Ministers of the new government will be sworn in next Wednesday (September 02), UNP Chairman Malik Samarawickrama told Ada Derana. MORE..

August 26, 2015  02:01 pm|

Gammanpila, Dinesh, Vasu and many MP-elects to remain in opposition

Gammanpila, Dinesh, Vasu and many MP-elects to remain in opposition

Udaya Gammanpila says that many MP-elects including Wimal Weerawansam, Dinesh Gunawardena, and Vasudeva Nanayakkara have already decided to function in the opposition. MORE...

August 24, 2015  11:18 am|

Welgama, Pavithra and SM sacked from UPFA ExCo

Welgama, Pavithra and SM sacked from UPFA ExCo

Former MP Kumara Welgama says that he has received letters from the General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA notifying of his removal from the UPFA Executive Committee. MORE..

August 21, 2015  03:12 pm|

Newly elected UPFA MPs oppose National Govt - Vasu

Newly elected UPFA MPs oppose National Govt - Vasu

A group of newly elected Parliamentarians of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) held a discussion in Colombo today with the participation of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former UPFA MP and Left Democratic Front leader Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. MORE..

August 20, 2015  03:20 pm|

SLFP for National Govt; CBK to head MOU committee

SLFP for National Govt; CBK to head MOU committee

(Audio) The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed a committee to formulate a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), for the forming of a National Government with the United National Party (UNP). MORE..

August 20, 2015  12:26 pm|

SLFP Central Committee convenes today

SLFP Central Committee convenes today

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has convened this morning, for the first time after the 2015 parliamentary election. MORE..

August 20, 2015  11:19 am|

I do not expect Opposition Leader post; should go to a senior - Mahinda

I do not expect Opposition Leader post; should go to a senior - Mahinda

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking to Ada Derana said that he does not expect the Opposition Leader post and will remain as a Member of Parliament. He added that the opposition leader post should be decided by the UPFA Parliamentary group and should go to a senior of the party. MORE...

August 20, 2015  08:23 am|

No major incidents reported during polling Elections Chief

No major incidents reported during polling  Elections Chief

Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya says that no major incidents have been reported during voting at the 2015 General Election today and that he expects votes would not have to declare null at any polling station. MORE..

August 17, 2015  07:43 pm|

Court orders handed over to Yapa and Premajayantha

Court orders handed over to Yapa and Premajayantha

The Colombo High Court today (17) ordered to handover a notice and an order, with respect to the courts ruling to prevent Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and Susil Premajayantha from acting and discharging duties as the General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA respectively, to their houses. MORE...

August 17, 2015  06:20 pm|

UPDATE: President sacks 13 SLFP CC members

UPDATE: President sacks 13 SLFP CC members

President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked 13 members from the SLFP Central Committee. The President in his capacity as the Chairman of the SLFP has sent a letter to the Elections Commissioner informing him of the removal and a list of the new 25 members of the Central Committee, a source from the Presidential Secretariat said. MORE...

August 17, 2015  05:50 pm|

Susil denies being sacked from UPFA

Susil denies being sacked from UPFA

UPFA Colombo District candidate Susil Premajayantha says that media reports alleging that the General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA have been removed are completely untrue. MORE..

August 14, 2015  04:58 pm|

President sacks Anura and Susil; appoints Duminda and Vishwa

President sacks Anura and Susil; appoints Duminda and Vishwa

The Colombo District Court today issued an enjoining order preventing Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and Susil Premajayantha from acting and discharging duties as the General Secretaries of the SLFP and UPFA respectively until August 28, 2015. MORE..

August 14, 2015  04:22 pm|

Rajapaksa sends reply to President Sirisena

Rajapaksa sends reply to President Sirisena

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today responded to the letter from President Maithripala Sirisena, with a letter of his own. MORE..

August 14, 2015  12:11 pm|

President Sirisena sends urgent letter to Rajapaksa

President Sirisena sends urgent letter to Rajapaksa

President Maithripala Sirisena has sent an urgent letter to former President and UPFA Kurunegala District candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa today (Aug 13), the Presidential Media Unit said. MORE..

August 13, 2015  05:08 pm|

Enjoining order preventing SLFPs CC meeting extended till Aug 24

Enjoining order preventing SLFPs CC meeting extended till Aug 24

The enjoining order preventing the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from convening without the consent of the partys Chairman, has been extended until August 24 by the Colombo District Court. MORE..

August 7, 2015  10:41 am|

Major parties reject TNAs demand for federalism

Major parties reject TNAs demand for federalism

Major political parties in Sri Lanka have flatly rejected the Tamil National Alliance (TNA)s demand for federalism. MORE...

August 4, 2015  12:43 pm|

Rajapaksa promises new constitution within 6 months

Rajapaksa promises new constitution within 6 months

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today reiterated that that the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has not divided into two factions. Only one faction exists and that is the anti-UNP faction, he said. MORE..

July 28, 2015  12:11 pm|

Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon to resign

Minister Janaka Bandara Tennakoon to resign

Minister of Provincial Councils and Regional Development, Janaka Bandara Tennakoon, says that he will be resigning from his ministerial portfolio. MORE..

July 24, 2015  09:57 am|

UPFA is not divided at all - Mahinda

UPFA is not divided at all - Mahinda

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today denied that the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is divided and said that the reason he did not form his own party to contest the election is because he was not ready to abandon the SLFP for his personal gain. MORE..

July 23, 2015  12:13 pm|

Willing to make any sacrifice to protect SLFP Mahinda

Willing to make any sacrifice to protect SLFP  Mahinda

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he is willing to make any sacrifice to protect the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and that although he has not betrayed the country or the people, the finger is being pointed at him. MORE..

July 17, 2015  08:01 pm|

Three deputy ministers resign

Three deputy ministers resign

Dr Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Lasantha Alagiyawanna and Eric Prasanna Weerawardena of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party have decided to resign from their respective Deputy Ministerial portfolios. MORE..

July 16, 2015  02:10 pm|

UPFA leaders set to meet Elections Chief today

UPFA leaders set to meet Elections Chief today

Leaders of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have decided to meet with the Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya today. MORE..

July 16, 2015  01:38 pm|

Request has been made to sack five SLFPers, says Thilanga

Request has been made to sack five SLFPers, says Thilanga

A request has been made to the Central Committee (CC) of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to sack five party members who defected from the SLFP and scheduled to contest under the United National Front (UNF) at the forthcoming election, SLFP Media Coordinator Thilanga Sumathipala said. MORE...

July 15, 2015  05:48 pm|

Enjoining order issued against convening SLFPs CC

Enjoining order issued against convening SLFPs CC

The Colombo District Court on Wednesday (15) issued an enjoining order against convening of the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), without a prior permission from the President. MORE...

July 15, 2015  04:28 pm|

Special UPFA meeting; Mahinda arrives at SLFP HQ

Special UPFA meeting; Mahinda arrives at SLFP HQ

(Update) Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the SLFP Headquarters a short while ago for a special meeting of the UPFA Election Operation Committee meeting. All leaders of the major constituent parties of the UPFA along with President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to be present at the meeting. MORE...

July 15, 2015  12:01 pm|

Reginald, Amunugama opt out of electoral contest; Sudarshani to go with UPFA

Reginald, Amunugama opt out of electoral contest; Sudarshani to go with UPFA

Former MP Dr. Sudarshani Fernandopulle says that she will not contest the forthcoming General Election from any party other than the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA). MORE..

July 11, 2015  10:36 pm|

Hirunika to contest under elephant symbol

Hirunika to contest under elephant symbol

UPFA Western Provincial Council member Hirunika Premachandra has reportedly signed nominations to contest the upcoming parliamentary election from the United National Front for Good Governance, the UNP-led political alliance. MORE..

July 11, 2015  05:21 pm|

MoU of Good Governance alliance to be inked tomorrow

MoU of Good Governance alliance to be inked tomorrow

The singing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the formation of the United National Front for Good Governance, which is to contest the upcoming General Election under the UNPs Elephant symbol, is to take place on Sunday (12). MORE..

July 11, 2015  03:37 pm|

Paranavitana resign as Media Ministry Secretary

Paranavitana resign as Media Ministry Secretary

Karunaratne Paranavitana has resigned from his position as the Secretary to the Ministry of Mass Media and Information, with effect from Friday (10). MORE..

July 11, 2015  02:23 pm|

Rajitha confirms new alliance with UNP

Rajitha confirms new alliance with UNP

Minister of Health and Indigenous Medicine Dr Rajitha Senaratna today said that they will not reverse the promise made to the public at the recent Presidential Election, to establish good governance within the country. MORE..

July 11, 2015  01:46 pm|

UNP approves United National Front for Good Governance

UNP approves United National Front for Good Governance

The United National Party (UNP) today approved the forming of the new alliance United National Front for Good Governance to contest the forthcoming General Election under Elephant symbol. MORE..

July 11, 2015  12:52 pm|

UNP forms new alliance to contest against UPFA

UNP forms new alliance to contest against UPFA

A new political alliance headed by the UNP, under the name of United National Front for Good Governance, is to contest the parliamentary election on August 17 with sections of the SLFP and JHU, sources told Ada Derana. MORE..

July 10, 2015  09:02 pm|

Another split looms in SLFP?

Another split looms in SLFP?

A group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members including several Ministers are preparing to contest the upcoming General Election separately and not from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), political sources told Ada Derana. MORE..

July 10, 2015  07:51 pm|

Paranavitana turns down UPFA nominations

Paranavitana turns down UPFA nominations

Karunaratne Paranavitana has turned down nominations extended to him from the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to contest the forthcoming General Election from the Ratnapura District. MORE..

July 10, 2015  03:49 pm|

SB Nawinna to contest from UNP

SB Nawinna to contest from UNP

SLFP Treasurer and Minister S.B. Nawinne says that he will join the United National Party (UNP) and contest the upcoming General Election from the UNP ticket. MORE..

July 4, 2015  05:12 pm|

Mahinda will contest from Kurunegala District - TB

Mahinda will contest from Kurunegala District - TB

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest the upcoming General Election from the Kurunegala District, says former Minister T.B. Ekananayake. MORE..

July 4, 2015  03:17 pm|

UPFA decides to give nomination to Mahinda Rajapaksa

UPFA decides to give nomination to Mahinda Rajapaksa

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest at the upcoming General Election on August 17 under the UPFA ticket. MORE..

July 3, 2015  03:29 pm|

Maithripala refuses to give nomination to Mahinda - sources

Maithripala refuses to give nomination to Mahinda - sources

President Maithripala Sirisena has refused to give nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest the upcoming General Election under the UPFA ticket, political sources told Ada Derana. MORE..

July 2, 2015  07:45 pm|

Mahinda-Maithri meeting took place, but different venue

Mahinda-Maithri meeting took place, but different venue

Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena today confirmed that a discussion did take place between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and that they had only denied the location of the meeting. MORE..

June 30, 2015  03:34 pm|

Rajapaksa to be briefed on Sirisenas decision

Rajapaksa to be briefed on Sirisenas decision

Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva has met with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Kandy this morning, political sources revealed to Ada Derana. MORE..

June 30, 2015  02:22 pm|

Rajapaksa also denies meeting with Sirisena

Rajapaksa also denies meeting with Sirisena

Reports published regarding an urgent meeting between former Mahinda Rajapaksa and incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena at the Speakers official residence are untrue, Rajapaksas Media Coordinator Rohan Weliwita said. MORE..

June 26, 2015  03:02 pm|

No Mahinda-Maithri meeting at Speakers house - PMD

No Mahinda-Maithri meeting at Speakers house - PMD

The Presidents Media Division today denied media reports alleging that a meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took place at the Speakers residence yesterday (June 25). MORE..

June 26, 2015  10:34 am|

Mahinda-Maithri coordination committee to meet ex-President

Mahinda-Maithri coordination committee to meet ex-President

The committee appointed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to coordinate the partys affairs between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to meet with the latter today (25). MORE..

June 25, 2015  09:46 am|

SLFP will suffer absolute defeat if Mahinda contests - SB

SLFP will suffer absolute defeat if Mahinda contests - SB

Minister of Rural Economic Affairs S.B. Dissanayake says that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would suffer an absolute defeat if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa contests the upcoming General Election. MORE..

June 24, 2015  02:33 pm|

We have to rise above hatred and feelings of vengeance - Mangala

We have to rise above hatred and feelings of vengeance - Mangala

The Sri Lankan government pursues a policy of engagement, dialogue and cooperation with all countries and international organisations and will remain open to the ideas of others, their views and opinions, says the countrys foreign minister. MORE..

June 20, 2015  12:02 pm|

Opposition Leader slams UNPs dual policy

Opposition Leader slams UNPs dual policy

Sri Lankas Opposition today said that they will seek to debate the motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in Parliament, in the third week of July. MORE..

June 17, 2015  03:20 pm|

Opposition wants installation of majority govt, not Parliament dissolution

Opposition wants installation of majority govt, not Parliament dissolution

Sri Lankas opposition parties want the installation of a government which has majority support in parliament and not its dissolution and fresh elections. MORE..

June 6, 2015  03:11 pm|

Over 100 MPs signed no-confidence motion against PM - Wimal

Over 100 MPs signed no-confidence motion against PM - Wimal

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa says that the motion of no-confidence against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be submitted today. MORE..

June 3, 2015  06:08 pm|

New Ministers sworn in

New Ministers sworn in

SLFP Parliamentarians Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, Chandrasiri Sooriyaarachchi, Hemal Gunasekara and Pandu Bandaranayake have received ministerial portfolios. MORE..

May 29, 2015  12:57 pm|

New SLFP Ministers to be sworn in

New SLFP Ministers to be sworn in

A group of SLFP Parliamentarians are to be sworn in as Ministers today filling the vacant portfolios following the recent resignation of several SLFP Ministers. MORE..

May 29, 2015  11:02 am|

Sarath Fonseka says he would welcome war crime investigation

Sarath Fonseka says he would welcome war crime investigation

Sri Lankas wartime army chief says his conscience is clear and he would welcome a war crimes investigation to prove his innocence. MORE..

May 27, 2015  09:51 am|

Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest in parliamentary polls - report

Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest in parliamentary polls - report

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had informed his close aides that he will contest in the parliamentary elections which are expected to be held in the country in July, a senior opposition member said on Monday. MORE..

May 26, 2015  11:35 am|

Several Ministers to resign today

Several Ministers to resign today

Several ministers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are set to resign from their respective portfolios today. MORE..

May 21, 2015  10:34 am|

UPFA to ask President to extend the term of LG bodies

UPFA to ask President to extend the term of LG bodies

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is to make an appeal in its bid to request the President to further extend the term of the Local Government (LG) bodies. MORE...

May 10, 2015  04:28 pm|

Will bring no-confidence motion against Ranil - Wimal

Will bring no-confidence motion against Ranil - Wimal

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansa says that a motion of no confidence will be brought against Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. MORE..

May 9, 2015  10:02 am|

President Sirisena meets former President at Parliament

President Sirisena meets former President at Parliament

UPDATE: President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Parliament and much awaited discussions are scheduled to begin in a short while. MORE...

May 6, 2015  01:52 pm|

High expectations from Maithri-Mahinda meeting on May 06

High expectations from Maithri-Mahinda meeting on May 06

SLFP Media spokesman and State Minister Dilan Perera says that the scheduled meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Wednesday (May 06), will be a slap in the face to those wishing to see the party split. MORE..

May 4, 2015  04:22 pm|

Heres a look at changes made to 19A

Heres a look at changes made to 19A

Sri Lankas parliament overwhelmingly passed reforms on Tuesday (April 28) reducing some of the presidents powers, in a move that did not go as far as President Maithripala Sirisena had promised but is nevertheless seen as a victory for the leader and his government. MORE..

April 29, 2015  01:17 pm|

Three months leave for Basil

Three months leave for Basil

Parliament has approved three(03) months leave for MP Basil Rajapaksa commencing from today(28). The approval was granted on a proposal made by Opposition leader Nimal Siripala De Silva. MORE...

April 28, 2015  09:58 am|

Ready to face any challenge for the people - Basil

Ready to face any challenge for the people - Basil

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa says that all Divi Neguma funds were spent for the peoples welfare and that if doing so is wrong he is ready to face any challenge on behalf of the people. MORE..

April 24, 2015  12:28 am|

President appeals to parties to help adopt 19th Amendment

President appeals to parties to help adopt 19th Amendment

President Maithripala Sirisena today appealed to all political parties to assist in passing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in order to firmly establishing freedom and democracy in the country. MORE..

April 23, 2015  09:51 pm|

Peace attempts with ruling party murdered - Dullas

Peace attempts with ruling party murdered - Dullas

The Sri Lankan opposition on Thursday said that attempts to settle a rift between President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President Mahinda Rajapakse as well as politicians affiliated to both sides has been murdered due to the recent actions of the government. MORE..

April 23, 2015  06:23 pm|

Basil Rajapaksa transferred to prison hospital

Basil Rajapaksa transferred to prison hospital

MP Basil Rajapaksa who was remanded last night by the Kaduwela Magistrate has been transferred to the prison hospital, Police told Ada Derana. MORE...

April 23, 2015  06:38 am|

Basil Rajapaksa remanded

Basil Rajapaksa remanded

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa and two other senior ministry officials, who were arrested by the Police FCID over allegations of financial fraud, have been remanded until the 05th of May by the Kaduwela Magistrate. MORE..

April 22, 2015  11:49 pm|

Basil to return to country tomorrow

Basil to return to country tomorrow

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa is scheduled to return to the country tomorrow(21), sources said. Rajapaksa, speaking to Ada Derana earlier on March 26, said that he will return to Sri Lanka soon and assist in the investigations into allegations against him. MORE...

April 20, 2015  08:29 am|

Parliament to be dissolved only after electoral reforms

Parliament to be dissolved only after electoral reforms

The Parliament will be dissolved only after the amendments to electoral reforms passed in the Parliament, sources close to the government said. MORE...

April 19, 2015  05:51 pm|

Mahinda Rajapaksa prepares for political comeback - report

Mahinda Rajapaksa prepares for political comeback - report

Former president of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa is planning to stand in parliamentary polls to launch an attempt to return to power, aides have said. MORE..

April 16, 2015  11:56 pm|

57 MPs visit Mahinda Rajapaksa

57 MPs visit Mahinda Rajapaksa

Around fifty-seven Members of Parliament today visited former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his Carlton House in Tangalle. MORE..

April 16, 2015  12:31 pm|

Rohitha Abeygunawardena sacked from SLFP central committee

Rohitha Abeygunawardena sacked from SLFP central committee

Former Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena has also been removed from the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE..

April 16, 2015  11:00 am|

SLFP appoints new members to Central Committee: sources

SLFP appoints new members to Central Committee: sources

Replacing the sacked senior members, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) sources on Monday (13) announced its bid to appoint five new members to the partys Central Committee. MORE...

April 13, 2015  01:11 pm|

Sacking of Central Committee members not unlawful: SLFP

Sacking of Central Committee members not unlawful: SLFP

The removal of four members from the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is not a violation of partys constitution, a party source said. MORE...

April 13, 2015  09:35 am|

Dissanayake to step down as SLFP Ampara organiser

Dissanayake to step down as SLFP Ampara organiser

Former Provincial Councilor Wimalaweera Dissanayake on Sunday (12) asserted that he will step down from his post as the Sri Lanka Freedom Party organiser for Ampara electoral district in protest over partys conclusion to sack several members attached to its central committee. MORE...

April 12, 2015  04:29 pm|

Several SLFP central committee members sacked

Several SLFP central committee members sacked

Several more UPFA Parliamentarians say they have been removed from the central committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE..

April 11, 2015  09:19 pm|

Bandula sacked from SLFP central committee

Bandula sacked from SLFP central committee

Former Minister Bandula Gunawardena says that he has been removed from the Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). The UPFA MP said he has received a letter notifying him of this decision. MORE..

April 11, 2015  05:39 pm|

SLFP says no to 19 A, if electoral reforms are not included

SLFP says no to 19 A, if electoral reforms are not included

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will comply with the new Government to pass the draft bill on the 19th Amendment, if constitutional changes take place for new electoral reforms, the opposition said on Wednesday (8). MORE...

April 8, 2015  05:45 pm|

Deputy Minister Tissa Karaliyadda resigns

Deputy Minister Tissa Karaliyadda resigns

UPFA Parliamentarian Tissa Karaliyadda has decided to resign from his deputy ministerial portfolio. He stated that steps were taken to inform the Parliament regarding the decision. MORE..

April 2, 2015  10:34 am|

SLFP to propose new reforms to 19 A

SLFP to propose new reforms to 19 A

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on Wednesday (1) said that it will propose new reforms to the draft bill on the 19th Amendment. MORE...

April 1, 2015  04:33 pm|

I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

I have a clean record, says Mevyn Silva

(EXCLUSIVE) Im not concerned that I wasnt offered a ministerial portfolio from the coalition government, despite campaigning for the victory of the present President in the January polls, former Minister Mevyn Silva said. MORE...

March 31, 2015  07:10 pm|

I will return to Sri Lanka soon - Basil

I will return to Sri Lanka soon - Basil

Former Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, speaking to Ada Derana, said that he will return to Sri Lanka soon and assist in the investigations into allegations against him. MORE..

March 26, 2015  07:45 pm|

Over 26 SLFP MPs attend Ratnapura rally

Over 26 SLFP MPs attend Ratnapura rally

Over 26 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarians attend a public rally currently being held in Ratnapura urging Mahinda Rajapaksa to be nominated as the partys Prime Ministerial candidate. MORE..

March 26, 2015  05:24 pm|

Rehearsal for a new political culture - Ranil

Rehearsal for a new political culture - Ranil

Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says that the time has come to introduce a new political culture to the country and do away with the existing expired political system and culture. MORE..

March 25, 2015  04:53 pm|

Police to seek court order to bring down Basil Rajapaksa

Police to seek court order to  bring down Basil Rajapaksa

The police will seek a court order to bring down ex-Presidents brother and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa in order to question him over alleged financial frauds, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE...

March 25, 2015  12:00 pm|

National Govt: SLFP the only loser Gammanpila

National Govt: SLFP the only loser  Gammanpila

Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Provincial Councilor Udaya Gammanpila, says that there is a risk of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) being offered the position for Opposition Leader. MORE..

March 23, 2015  04:28 pm|

New SLFP Ministers take oath

New SLFP Ministers take oath

President Maithripala Sirisena today appointed eleven new Cabinet Ministers, five State Ministers and ten Deputy Ministers at a ceremony held at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, a short while ago. MORE..

March 22, 2015  03:39 pm|

Special commissioner for LG bodies: ex-President expresses disapproval

Special commissioner for LG bodies: ex-President expresses disapproval

Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday (22) expressed his disapproval with respect to the new governments decision to place all local government bodies under a special commissioner. MORE...

March 22, 2015  03:20 pm|

New government to form a coalition with SLFP

New government to form a coalition with SLFP

Minster and Cabinet Spokesman Rajitha Senaratne on Sunday (22) said that the Government will form a coalition with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE...

March 22, 2015  11:32 am|

Lifting ban on national anthem in Tamil sparks row

Lifting ban on national anthem in Tamil sparks row

A decision by President Maithripala Sirisena to allow the singing of the Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil has sparked a row, with the move coming under attack from his own Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE...

March 22, 2015  07:08 am|

Anura Yapa questioned by police over CPC losses

Anura Yapa questioned by police over CPC losses

UPFA MP Anura Priyadharshana Yapa is being questioned by the Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in connection with the Rs 35 million in losses incurred by the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC), during his tenure as Minister of Petroleum Industries. MORE..

March 20, 2015  11:57 am|

Arjuna accepts SLFP membership

Arjuna accepts SLFP membership

Democratic National Alliance MP Arjuna Ranatunga says that he has accepted the membership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). MORE...

March 18, 2015  01:59 pm|

President Sirisena appointed UPFA Chairman

President Sirisena appointed UPFA Chairman

President Maithripala Sirisena has been appointed as the Chairman of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), a party source said on Sunday (15). MORE...

March 15, 2015  03:22 pm|

If this is good governance, then god bless Sri Lanka

If this is good governance, then god bless Sri Lanka

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that politicians have now started to say things which should be said by the IGP or Attorney General and that politicians are the ones announcing who will be remanded, who will be arrested and within how many days. MORE..

March 12, 2015  04:39 pm|

MRs message read at rally in Kandy

MRs message read at rally in Kandy

A message from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was read at the public rally currently being held in Kandy. MORE..

March 6, 2015  05:20 pm|

Public opinion cant be changed with threats Rajapaksa

Public opinion cant be changed with threats  Rajapaksa

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that public opinion cannot be changed with threats and intimidation and that it is wrong to prohibit SLFP members from attending rallies organized by other political parties. MORE..

March 6, 2015  03:16 pm|

SLFP politicos barred from attending other party rallies

SLFP politicos barred from attending other party rallies

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has decided to prohibit peoples representatives of the party from participating in public rallies organized by other political parties, without approval from the party. MORE..

March 3, 2015  03:09 pm|

VIDEO: No intention of staying as Opposition Leader for long Nimal

VIDEO: No intention of staying as Opposition Leader for long  Nimal

Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala De Silva says that it is not important who will be appointed as the Prime Minister and that what is important is that a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) government is formed. MORE..

February 28, 2015  05:15 pm|

Another call to re-call Mahinda

Another call to re-call Mahinda

A group of opposition members are expected to meet former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and urge him to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections in the island country, an opposition member has told the Xinhua news agency. MORE...

February 26, 2015  07:58 am|

SLFP appoints new National Organiser, Treasurer and VP

SLFP appoints new National Organiser, Treasurer and VP

(UPDATE) The Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has appointed MP Susil Premajantha as the partys National Organiser and SB Nawinne as the Treasurer while Anura Priyadarshana Yapa is to remain as the General Secretary. MORE..

February 14, 2015  04:09 pm|

State Minister Faizer Mustapha resigns

State Minister Faizer Mustapha resigns

Parliamentarian Faizer Mustapha has tendered his resignation as State Minister of Aviation, this morning. Mustapha told Ada Derana, however, he will continue to support the President Maithripala Sirisena though he resigned from the ministerial portfolio. MORE...

February 9, 2015  01:00 pm|

Namal says he voted for the budget with reluctance

Namal says he voted for the budget with reluctance

Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said that he voted favorably on the new Governments interim budget with reluctance because of concerns he has about the unsustainable nature of the proposals that have been presented. MORE...

February 8, 2015  05:01 pm|

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