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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa waving at party supporters during a meeting at Arangala, Malabe on Monday in support of the SLPP candidates contesting under the lotus bud symbol.

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Prez storms out of

Cabinet meeting


President Maithripala Sirisena stormed out of yesterday’s Cabinet meeting, declaring that it was not possible for him to stay in the unity government.

The Cabinet meeting was held with President Sirisena presiding at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo.

No sooner had the meeting commenced than the President declared that he had made many sacrifices to ensure the survival of the unity government, but the UNP had launched a smear campaign against him.

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GL questions AG’s conduct

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Top Joint Opposition (JO) spokesman Prof. G.L. Peiris yesterday welcomed the unanimous Supreme Court decision that President Maithripala Sirisena’s term of office was five years. Prof. Peiris said so when The Island asked him at the JO ...

Increase of NPL likely to affect quarterly results of banks and financial companies

The increase in Non Performing Loans (NPL)  in banking and financial sector has affected the profitability of companies in the industry. As a result, the stock prices of these companies are likely to come down when their quarterly results are r...

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We have just commenced Yahapalana Year 4. The third anniversary of Yahapalanaya is also the third anniversary of the defeat of the Rajapaksa regime. Both anniversaries coincide happily with the imminence of an island-wide election, the first since 2015...

Ediriweera, Pethangoda heroics save Mahinda

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