Proposal to appoint Sarath Fonseka as the Vice Leader of the UNP
Ranil Wickremesinghe's group is exploring the possibility of proposing Sarath Fonseka's name as Vice Leader in Wickremesinghe's list of office bearers at the elections to choose the office bearers for the party and discussionss would be held within the next few days to get Fonseka to join the UNP, a senior parliamentarian from Wickramasinghe's group said.
Former Chairman of the Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha, Prasanna Ranaweera, who was in conflict with Minister Mervyn Silva, has managed to record the highest preferential votes at the elections after defeating Mervyn's candidate for the post of Chairman of the Pradeshiya Sabha, Hasitha Madawala. Ranaweera has defeated Madawala, who has been placed fourth in the UPFA list.
Minister Susil Premajayantha's comment on LG poll victory being a President’s victory ridiculed
The comment made by UPFA General Secretary and Minister Susil Premajayantha at Temple Trees yesterday (20) that the UPFA's resounding victory at the local government elections was a victory achieved by President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been ridiculed by ministers and other public representatives from the Gampaha District.
Britain's normally hard-to-please Tamil activists were, on Saturday, effusive in their praise for United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi after she reportedly told them that she shared their concern over the situation in Sri Lanka and said that the displaced Tamils should be rehabilitated and have their rights restored.
The Central Bank has announced on March 10 that Treasury bonds will be issued to raise Rs. 20,000 million for the day to day expenses of the government. Publishing an advertisement in the newspapers on March 14, the Central Bank has stated that Treasury Bills will be issued to raise a loan of Rs. 9000 million.