Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's main opposition UNP National Leader says party needs to push for a presidential or general election next year
Sun, Apr 6, 2014, 11:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 06, Colombo: Opposition and National Leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe says the UNP will start pushing the government to hold a presidential or a general election next year.

Speaking during the event to swear in the party's newly elected provincial council members and opposition leaders, Wickremesinghe said the government has changed its electoral plans following the setback it suffered at the recently concluded provincial council elections.

He has noted that the government was initially looking at holding a presidential election in February next year. He added that politicians should consider the people rather than their preferential votes in future elections.

According to Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankans are frustrated with the political parties, politicians and politics as a whole and politicians have to regain their confidence.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka to set up an Independent aircraft accident investigation bureau
-- [22 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan government seeks public views on reconciliation mechanism
-- [51 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan President determined to eliminate drugs menace targeting school children
-- [1 hour and 30 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka Central Bank calls for bids to mint 970 million coins
-- [2 hours ago]
India grants Sri Lanka US$ 318 million financial assistance to improve railways system
-- [2 hours ago]
Japan offers to introduce modern Japanese technology to Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Australian streaker gets a week in Sri Lankan prison
-- [3 hours ago]
ADB approves $ 118 million financial assistance to fully electrify Sri Lanka
-- [4 hours ago]
Russian naval ship Igor Belousov arrives at Sri Lanka's Colombo port on goodwill mission
-- [4 hours ago]
In Pictures: U.S., Sri Lanka navies exchange best practices on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
-- [4 hours ago]

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.