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20 Feb 2020
UNP parliamentarian and former State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, who has repeatedly voiced against the colossal losses the state-run SriLankan Airlines was made to suffer, specially after Mahinda Rajapaksa chased away Emirates Airlines in 2008 when he was president, says that the fraudulent airbus deal that came to light with the British Court judgement is one of the biggest scams in the history of Sri Lanka. The MP says that the nati
12 Feb 2020
Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Cheng Xueyuan reiterated that the Chinese Government and its embassy in Sri Lanka had taken all possible measures to curtail the spread of coronavirus while accusing some of the western
11 Feb 2020
Sex. As much as it is a taboo word in the conservative, conventional context, this very taboo has also made it a topic of discussion. Recently, society reacted diversely when ‘Hathe Ape Potha’ - an attempt to shed light on sex education - was planned to be distributed among grade 7 students. Issues that the youth have to face due to deficiencies of sex education include everything from being not harassed in public transport or roads, to teenage p
06 Feb 2020
United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian and Economist Dr. Harsha de Silva in a candid interview analysed what unravelled in the recently released Forensic Audit Report relating to the Central Bank Bond scam. Being a teacher on the subject of bond trading, Dr. Silva, one of the most eligible lawmakers to analyse what transpired from the report, explained how the notorious alleged financial frauds took place’ especially playing with the Sri Lan
29 Jan 2020
While the Department of National Archives is currently undergoing a much-deserved facelift, its doors are open to many researchers, academics and students who walk day in and day out, accessing and perusing important documents of yesteryear.
23 Jan 2020
14 Jan 2020
Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said the new SLPP government would continue to call for the extradition of Arjuna Mahendran over the Bond Scam and would ensure that no one interfered with the judiciary or the law enforcement to conduct a thorough probe into the matter, as done by the previous UNF government. In an interview with , Namal further said the leaked telephone conversations of MP Ranjan Ramanayaka had rocked the nation and had disrupted
09 Jan 2020
Former President Maithripala Sirisena, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about his future political plans, his performance as the former Head of State and controversy triggered by the leakage of telephone conversations MP Ranjan Ramanayake had with judges. Excerpts:
08 Jan 2020
In an exclusive interview with Daily Mirror, Colombo Mayoress Rosy Senanayake who made headlines following the presidential poll spoke on various issues including allegations of bribery and corruption and of her being summoned by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
07 Jan 2020
Prof. Karori Singh, former director of South Asian Studies Centre, University of Rajastan, was in Sri Lanka. In an interview with , the renowned South Asian academic shared his thoughts on the evolution of relations between Sri Lanka and India, the future of South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The Excerpts:
04 Dec 2019
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi paid an official visit to Sri Lanka between December 1 and 2 with a felicitation message from his Government for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit Pakistan at his earliest convenience. The invitation, delivered by hand, was extended to the President, who was still fresh after his bilateral engagements with Indian Prime
28 Nov 2019
S. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, one of the three members of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, which played a vital role in the recently concluded elections, agreed to discuss some of the questionable areas relating to the commission’s role . An engineer and academic by profession, Hoole serves as a professor of electrical engineering at Michigan State University. A brave
14 Nov 2019
The much-debated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact for Sri Lanka promises funding for transport infrastructure development and land access rights. The USD 480 million Grant is viewed with skepticism by some and favourably by others. Speaking to Daily Mirror, former Central Bank Deputy Governor and senior economist W. A. Wijewardena shared his
12 Nov 2019
While much of the election spotlight is focused on the presidential candidates of the major parties, those of smaller parties struggle to have their voices heard. One such person is Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) politburo member and propaganda secretary Duminda Nagamuwa, the youngest candidate in the fray. The 38-year-old former Inter University Student Federation (IUSF) convener, who mustered 9,941 in 2015, is running for a second time. The FS
12 Nov 2019
State Minister of Finance, Eran Wickramaratne, one of the members of the team which penned the manifesto of New Democratic Alliance’s Presidential candidate Sajith Premsdasa, says that the UNF manifesto is not a set of promises, but a pledge for the people. Minister Wickramaratne complained that the financial figures presented in Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s manifesto are beyond reality.
11 Nov 2019
All the political parties affiliated to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) representing the Tamil community especially in the North and East, have pledged their full support to New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa.
08 Nov 2019
Although one of the smaller parties contesting the presidential election, the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) has a history of over half a century of active politics in Sri Lanka. In 1964 it broke away from the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) when the old left party joined the Sirimavo Bandaranaike coalition. In 1968 the breakaway group formed as the Revolutionary Communist League (RCL), and later in 1
07 Nov 2019
Elections Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya speaks to Daily Mirror on preparations for Sri Lanka’s 8th presidential election, and how voters should cast their ballot this time around.
29 Oct 2019
As days are nearing the much looked forward to Presidential Election, candidates have started launching their manifestos and making pledges to the public. Apart from the two or three major parties, several other independent parties too have fielded candidates; one of them being the National People’s Party (NPP). During the recently concluded NPP election policy launch, its candidate General Mahesh Senanayake pledged that he would downsize the cab
24 Oct 2019
Dr. Ajantha Perera, the only female candidate to contest in the upcoming Presidential Polls is determined to bring about a total transformation in the existing political culture. Contesting from the Socialist Party of Sri Lanka, Dr. Perera is a recognised environmental scientist in Sri Lanka and many other parts of
22 Oct 2019
Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal responded to a few questions posed to him by viewers during a live interview conducted on Facebook. Here, he spoke about the growth of the economy during his tenure, where it has gone wrong, allegations on bond issues and the future of certain political factions.
17 Oct 2019
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna(SLPP) MP for the Gampaha district Prasanna Ranatunga, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the presidential elections and the progress of campaigning so far.
11 Oct 2019
Following are the questions asked from New Democratic Front’s (NDF) Presidential aspirant Sajith Premadasa and the answers given by him to the interviewer Lewie Diasz at a youth forum themed....
10 Oct 2019
Liver diseases among people in Sri Lanka are prevalent due to many reasons including alcoholism. But the infrastructure needs to be improved to conduct liver transplants on these patients. During a recent visit to Sri Lanka, world renowned liver transplant specialist Prof. Mohamed Rela assured that he would support Sri Lanka to develop the necessary infrastructure if requested
09 Oct 2019
Daily Mirror sat with former Minister and the General Secretary of the UNP, Tissa Attanayaka to discuss the current political situation and the New Democratic Front’s chance to win the Presidential poll.
04 Oct 2019
Chairman of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Prof. G.L. Peiris, in an interview with Daily Mirror, spells out his views on litigation against his party’s presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa....
03 Oct 2019
Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution, Dr. Harsha De Silva sat through a candid interview with the .... where he expressed his views on several matters at hand while responding to questions posed by the public.
17 Sep 2019
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya in a candid interview with the Daily Mirror said the country could have saved billions of rupees had the respective Presidents elected since 1994 to date got the presidential system abolished as promised on election platforms.
He also criticizes the current presidential system, ‘designed to serve the interests of one man or woman’ as going against the fundamentals of democracy.
The Speaker pledges to ensure that the presi
11 Sep 2019
Leader of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) MP Dinesh Gunawardane speaks about the Presidential Elections and the current status of the economy in the country. Gunawardane, who worked as the parliamentary group leader of the Joint Opposition, said that the role of Parliament had diminished today, and it should be restored. The following are excerpts of an interview
05 Sep 2019
Leader of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake, who is the nominee for presidential candidacy of the National People’s Power (NPP), a movement led by his party, spoke about current politics and his policies to be implemented if elected to office, during an interview with the .
25 Feb 2020