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  Interviews  


Two-thirds majority- A mirage for any party

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in an interview with our sister paper ‘Rivira’ says there is no chance for the UPFA or for that matter any party to obtain a 2/3 majority under the existing proportional system and he wows to win a working majority for the UNF instead. And after victory they are ready to work with other parties, including the JVP, if willing to support them.

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Hambantota to be the most developed district soon

“I want to be my own light, not the light reflected from another” – Namal

Hambantota, once a synonym for the backwoods of Sri Lanka, is fast growing in its importance as an economic hub. The home turf of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and that of the Giruwapattu Rajapaksa clan, Hambantota has also served the son of a former President as the launching pad for his parliamentary career. The latest event that turned the focus of the nation on Hambantota is the advent of young Namal Rajapaksa to parliamentary politics as an UPFA candidate from this district.

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Cabinet of 35 will reduce unnecessary expenditure– Weerawansa

Firebrand politician, Wimal Weerawansa, the leader of the National Freedom Front and once a key figure of the JVP, who scaled a new ladder when he cut his teeth in forming his own party and aligning to the Mahinda Rajapaksa led UPFA, in an exclusive interview with The Nation, touches on a broad spectrum of issues ranging from his confidence at reigning supreme in the Colombo district at the April 8 General Elections, to meeting the political and economic aspirations of this country under the ‘Mahinda Chinthana’ where the next phase of development stretches beyond that to necessary changes in ushering in a new electoral system, of seeing Sri Lanka become the naval hub of Asia and a knowledge centre, tapping our oil resources to the maximum and of the country’s stand in respect of Western countries, and the death knell of the JVP.

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