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Patali Champika Ranawaka

‘Timely change for next Presidential election’

Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka says a new timely political change will be established to face the next Presidential Election. Speaking to media in Kandy Minister Ranawaka said a Presidential Election should be conducted prior to the end of 2019. The Minister noted the next Presidential Election will be a decisive Election adding all other elections …

Ranil Wickramasinghe

Electoral method must be amended – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the government is contemplating amending the existing electoral method, prior to holding Provincial Council elections. Prime Minister Wickremesinghe attributed the decision to the skewed results at the recently concluded Local Authorities Elections. Premier Wickremesinghe addressing a gathering at Temple Trees said last evening said the election, under the mixed electoral …

Maithripala Sirisena

President to make special statement on unity govt’s future

President Maithripala Sirisena will make a special statement regarding the future actions of the government, before Friday (Feb. 16), Minister Susil Premajayantha said.

He was speaking to reporters outside the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, a short while ago, following a discussion held with the President.

Following the crushing defeat it suffered in the local authorities elections, Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition comprising the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by President Sirisena, and the United National Party (UNP) led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has been on the verge of a break up.

The government said on Wednesday that it had appointed a special committee to decide on the future of the unity government.

The discussion also took place during the Cabinet meeting held today at the Presidential Secretariat with the presence of all ministers, the President and the PM.

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