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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
The highly venerated Sabarimala Temple in Kerala recently made headlines when two women made their way into its premises. Kanaka Durga and Bindu are part of a larger women brigade who were fighting for justice.
The 30-year ethnic conflict that ripped the island nation apart, prompted many families to flee and find base elsewhere. Many Tamil families found safe ground in Norway, Canada and other countries and amid challenges, they started their lives from
For most of us, life revolves around Planet Earth. Life includes every living being that we see and we unconsciously exclude microbes and minute particles which are not visible to the naked eye. But one would be surprised to find out that lif
Lucion Pushparaj, nicknamed as the Black Lion of Asia recently became the overall winner at the WBPF World Bodybuilding Championship held in Thailand. This is quite a victory for Sri Lanka and the whole of Asia as his name is now being read alongside
Prof. Ratnajeevan H. Hoole, is a member of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka and was appointed by the President Maithripala Sirisena for a 5-year term in November 2015.
K. Thulasi is a former LTTE cadre who had been well versed in handling firearms when LTTE activities were at its height in the north. However, he had given up the use of firearms during the final stage of separatist war that took place in Mulliwaik
Former Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka speaks about the current political crisis and its implications on the economy of the country. Excerpts:
This year marks the 50th anniversary of formation of the the Revolutionary Communist League (RCL) of Sri Lanka in 1968. The RCL functions as the Sri Lankan section of the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI), and was renamed t
Navin Dissanayake, the eldest son of prominent United National Party (UNP) politician Gamini Dissanayake, was the Plantation Industries Minister before the disputed government was appointed. He is the National Organiser of the UNP and one of the yo
Sri Lankan politics has made headlines locally and across the globe since October 26. With the struggle to prove a majority in Parliament, it turned into a battle ground followed by continuous boycotting by members of the ‘purported’ Go
Mahinda Rajapaksa, former President and Prime Minister appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, spoke about the current status of the country and....
Former Leader of the House, UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella, in an interview with Daily Mirror, speaks about the current political crisis and the way forward. He says the traditions of the British parliamentary system should be followed in case of ambigui
Mr. Harshana Nanayakkara is an outspoken lawyer who believes an honest, just and well-planned form of governance is key to developing Sri Lanka. To achieve this, he and his colleagues at the National Intellectuals’ Organization (NIO) have lau
Fisheries, Aquatic Resources Development and Rural Economic Affairs Minister Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa speaks about the change of government. He served in the same post under the previous UNP-led government
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