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Many names have been proposed as potential candidates for the upcoming presidential election. Among some of them from major political parties are independent candidates who have made several statements from time to time. Attorney-at-law and public in
Bandula Gunawardane, the Colombo District MP of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) discusses the current status of the economy. Mr. Gunawardane who briefs the media about economic affairs on behalf of the party, said debt servicing would b
Public Administration and Disaster Management Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the UNP presidential candidate and the circular that did not recognize
Former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M Hizbullah drew much attention after the Easter Sunday attacks with several allegations made against him. Revelations of the National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ) operating from Kattankudy....
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, spoke about the proposed move by President Maithripala Sirisena to call for a referendum and the crisis involving the President and the Cabinet.
In the aftermath of the Easter terror attacks, the role and intervention of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has assumed added significance, as the country battles old demons and faces new uncertainties. met the Chairperson of the HR
The dailymirror discussed the current political and economic situation of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings with the General Secretary of the SLFP, former Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara. Excerpts:
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Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Shantha Kottegoda says that normalcy has been restored in the country following the Easter Sunday attacks, and that imminent threats and further attacks have also been destabilized. In his first interview as Defen
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, in an interview responds to questions about the role of Parliament in ensuring national security.
He also indicates his willingness to consider presidential candidacy if there is a unanimous request by the party.
The Daily Mirror sat with the General Secretary of the UNP and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to discuss the current political and security situation and Education in the country.
US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina Teplitz in her first interview with the print media after the Easter Sunday attack exclusively told the ......how the United States is committed to aid Sri Lanka to combat and defeat terrorism on the request of the
Former Army Commander, the first Field Marshal and the 2010 Presidential Candidate, Sarath Fonseka in an interview with the Daily Mirror airs his views on how to fight a war and battle terrorism. One of the most experienced Army Commanders in the wor
The discussed the current situation of the country in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday carnage, with former Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils and young Muslim leader Faiszer Musthapha, PC.
Former Ambassador of the United Sates (US) to Sri Lanka Robert O. Blake, in an interview with Daily Mirror, shares his views on the Indo-Pacific strategy, the importance of Sri Lanka’s strategic positioning in the region and its benefits to the cou
The Daily Mirror spoke to Power, Energy and Business Development Minister and Deputy Leader of the UNP, Ravi Karunanayaka on the current political situation in the country aftermath the Easter Sunday carnage and issues relating to power and energy se
Minister of City Planning, Water Supply and Higher Education Rauff Hakeem speaks about the impact of Easter Sunday’s bomb attacks. Mr Hakeem who is also the leader of Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) says in the interview with the that the Muslim
Former Economic Development Minister and founder of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), Basil Rajapaksa said in an interview with Daily Mirror that he would not differentiate voters based on their ethnic identity. He expressed thoughts on the pre
Norwegian State Secretary (State Minister) Marianne Hagen, who was in Sri Lanka, shared her views about the latest development of bilateral relations between Norway and Sri Lanka. Norway played the facilitator role in peace talks between the Sri Lank
Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris, in an interview with Daily Mirror, airs out his views on bilateral talks with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). Prof. Peiris, who is also a member of the SLPP team assigned for talks, s
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, who recently celebrated 30 years in politics and presented a budget, which many experts praise as forward-looking, says he strongly believes in free enterprise and wants Sri Lanka’s.....
Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, who is widely seen as an aspirant to be President, speaks about the presidential elections, the budget and his ambitions.
It would be a nerve-wrecking experience for a 12-year-old to answer degree-level questions within seconds on a reality TV show. But it was a piece of cake for Nishi Uggalle, now 13, who was adjudged Child Genius 2019 at the recently concluded Channel
The newly elected President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Kalinga Indatissa Presidents Counsel speaks to the Daily Mirror in his first interview since assuming office.
Speaking on a wide range of issues including the laws delays and the
Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva assumed office as the 23rd Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy in January. Having joined the Sri Lanka Navy as a Cadet Officer in 1984 he was commissioned as a Sub Lieutenant in February 1986.
United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MP Thilanga Sumathipala, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, airs his views on the present political scene. He spells out the SLFP policy on the presidential candidate. Sumathipala was in the core group of
These are times when underworld drug lord Makandure Madush has shifted the attention of everybody towards narcotics. This is an interview with parliamentarian Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena who once carried out his political work in Makandura. Excerpts:
Since the defeat of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa four years ago, there has been speculation in the political circles that his brother and
Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, known as an efficient administrator, would come forward as
Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha de Silva spoke to the Daily Mirror regarding his engagement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and future plans.
Dr. Harshana Rambukwella is an academic with an interest in literary history, postcolonial theory and sociolinguistics. Bringing these disciplines together, he recently authoredthe book ‘The Politics and Poetics of Authenticity’ (UCL Press, 2018)
Road accidents are on the rise and have come to a peak in recent times with fatal accidents causing multiple deaths being reported almost daily. On early Sunday morning six passengers were instantly killed in a road accident on the Colombo - Chilaw h
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