Monday, August 21, 2017

Political

Political

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Joint Opposition (JO) MP C.B. Rathnayake spoke to Rivira Media with regard to the country’s present political situation, the...

United National Party (UNP) Colombo District MP Mujibur Rahman spoke to our sister paper Rivira with regard to the resignation given by fellow Party...

Tamils need to question the idea of femininity and masculinity Filmmaker Jude Ratnam Director of ‘Demons in Paradise’, which was screened at the Cannes film festival...

Q : What are your duties and activities as the Prime Minister’s Spokesperson and the Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Office? A : Through...

Deputy Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith P. Perera spoke to Rivira group on the current political developments...

Q : Are the people enjoying democracy and happy? A : No. One cannot say that there are no problems. Today, an allegation is levelled...

Q : What is the United National Party’s position on the allegation levelled by the Commission inquiring into the bonds against Minister of Foreign...

July brings out many dreadful memories in the context of Sri Lankan politics. It is the month during which the subtle suspicions between Tamils...

The European Union (EU) on Friday (28) said that the funds of the LTTE in EU countries will remain frozen despite the recent court...

Thirty years have passed, not so quietly, since President J.R. Jayewardene of Sri Lanka and Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of India signed the Indo-Sri...

July 29, 1987 was a watershed in Sri Lanka’s history. That was the day Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi signed an accord with Sri...

Sri Lanka saw a host of foreign dignitaries visit the country during the past week. The international community, particularly the West has been accommodative...

Recently a group of members of the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) comprised of 17 medical professionals from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the United...

General Secretary of the United People’s Freedom Alliance and Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development, Mahinda Amaraweera spoke to the Nation regarding rumours...

A discussion conducted by the Rivira Sunday Edition with Minister of Social Empowerment, Welfare and Kandyan Heritage and Treasurer of the Sri Lanka Freedom...

Newly-appointed Governor of the Eastern Province, former minister, Rohitha Bogollagama said the immediate task would be to strengthen the understanding between the people of...

Former President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, President’s Counsel (PC) Upul Jayasuriya recently stepped down as the Chairman of the Board of...

New Army Chief Mahesh Senanayake Newly appointed Army Commander, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake spoke to the Rivira Sunday Edition regarding his journey to becoming the...

Cabinet Minister of National Co-existence, Dialogue and Official Languages Mano Ganesan spoke to the Nation regarding the state of the proposed merger of the...

Spokesman for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), MP President’s Counsel M.A. Sumanthiran says our party will hold discussions with the Mahanayakes to stress the...

General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress, Mansoor A. Cader speaking on the issue said the SLMC was working on the issue. “Generally, most...

This is an interview given to the Rivira Media Corporation by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ravi Karunanayake on the matters pertaining to the Cabinet...

Ananthi Sasitharan was appointed Northern Provincial Minister of Women’s Affairs. She is the only female councillor among the 37 members. Sasitharan, the wife of former...

A Government rests on various pillars. Some such pillars are quite political. In the case of certain others, they have a social, political or...

An election for Tokyo’s metropolitan assembly on Sunday is attracting more attention than usual because it could shift the political landscape in Japan. A...

In a discussion with Nation, Director of the Waste Management Authority (Western Province), M.M. Nalin R.C. Mannapperuma exposited the waste management plan and the...

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development, Patali Champika Ranawaka recently announced that a certain amount of the garbage generated in Colombo would be transported...

The weedicide banned by the Government, Glyphosate has become a much talked about issue recently. Government partner, MP Athuraliye Rathana (initially appointed from the...

Chairman of the Northern Provincial Council (NPC), CVK Sivagnanam spoke to the Nation last week on the current situation at the Council. He also...

Northern Province Chief Minister, retired judge, CV Wigneswaran in a brief email interview with the Nation stated that the tense situation which prevailed within...

After negotiations between Sampanthan and Wigneswaran, the latter agreed to reverse his decision on the two ministers who had not been found guilty. Soon,...

The government has agreed to establish district based reconciliation committees to strengthen the process in light of recent incidents of religious tensions. Accordingly, based on...

Party currently holding internal discussions for selecting nominee Ball in the Governor’s court Last Wednesday (14) Chief Minister of the Northern Province, retired Supreme Court Judge,...

Hundreds took to the streets on Friday (16) in support of the Northern Province Chief Minister, C.V. Wigneswaran after a no-confidence motion was handed...

After many years of war and terrorism we are starving for foreign investments while tourism has just begun to pick registering satisfactory levels of...

“Establishing the legal, regulatory and mgt infrastructure framework for the CIFC is the biggest challenge.” Newly appointed Deputy Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs...

Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadharshana Yapa spoke to our sister paper Rivira, regarding the disaster situation that has affected eight districts, steps taken...

State Minister of City Planning and Water Supply, Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle spoke to the Nation regarding measures taken by the Government and the Ministry...

The Nation spoke to Minister of Posts, Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs, M.H. Abdul Haleem regarding how the United National Party (UNP) viewed...

President Maithripala Sirisena traveled  to  Australia on  a three-day State visit. The President met with several dignitaries, including Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The President...

Tamil Nadu superstar, Rajinikanth was yet again in the news these past couple of weeks for reasons other than acting. Ever since he cancelled his...

Chairman of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Abdul Majeed speaks to The Nation this week on how the current political situation is perceived...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip to Sri Lanka as the chief guest of the UN Vesak Day celebrations was as near as it gets...

With historic, religious, cultural and linguistic links balancing our relations with India has always been a very important aspect of Sri Lankan politics. During...

Single housing remains the primary need of plantation estate workers Govt. should intervene to solve wage issue Minister of Hill Country, New Villages, Infrastructure and Community...

Investors back off Unwilling to take over losses  Deputy Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation and Member of the Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE), Ashok Abeysinghe...

Amidst international day of Vesak, visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other priorities, the much awaited cabinet reshuffle seems to have got...

“The Anti Corruption Committee Secretariat (ACCS) is scheduled to get many files regarding the yahapalana (good governance) Government soon. These include those pertaining to...

Kumarasinghe spoke to the Nation on what she considered was an affront to the people’s sovereignty, the factors at play in the said matter...

A discussion the Rivira Sunday Edition had with Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Senior Vice Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party...

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