Monday, October 23, 2017

Political

Political

Parliamentarian and Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Wimal Weerawansa speaks to the Rivira Group on the new Constitution. Q; Do you claim that...

Will the outcome justify the delay in elections? Now the necessary amendment bills have been passed by parliament and it is likely that the long...
Ajith Mannapperuma

“Major shortage of court typists – paltry pay blamed,” - Chairman of the Legal Affairs (Anti-Corruption) and Media Parliamentary SOC, MP Ajith Mannapperuma Expounding upon...

Minister of Primary Industries and Senior Deputy Chairman of the United National Party (UNP), Daya Gamage Q : Is there a crisis in the Government? No,...

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Bimal Rathnayake Q : There is a view that in the new constitutional proposals, the Buddha sasana being given the...

Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera last week condemned the attack carried out on Rohingya refugees when they were housed in a safe...

Minister of Higher Education and Highways and Leader of the House of Parliament, Lakshman Kiriella speaks to the Rivire Media group on the allegations...

Minister Susil Premajayantha speaks about the crisis within the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the need for both factions to unite Q : Isn’t...

Joint Opposition member, MP Bandula Gunawardena speaks about the current political climate in the country Following are excerpts: Q: Is the 20th Amendment to the Constitution...

President Maithripala Sirisena’s daughter Chathurika Sirisena who recently released a book on her father spoke to the Rivira Group on her inspiration, her father,...

Q: There is an allegation that the government is driving the war heroes to the chopping block. Is it true? That is an utter lie....

A British tourist is missing after witnesses saw him being dragged into a lagoon by a crocodile in Sri Lanka. The man, who is presumed...

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Joint Opposition (JO) MP Keheliya Rambukwella speaks to Rivira with regard to the current state of political affairs. Q :...

The Indian supreme court has ruled that a 13-year-old rape victim in Mumbai who was left pregnant after the attack can have a termination....

A discussion conducted by the Rivira with political spokesman of the Joint Opposition (JO) and Leader of the National Freedom Front, MP Wimal Weerawansa. Q...

Political parties are an essential component in a democracy. As such, political parties themselves often claim to be democratic in all their party activities....

Sri Lanka remains a post-war as opposed to a post-conflict country. Consequent to the change of the Government in 2015 January, a foundation has...

India on Thursday called for a peaceful, stable and secure Indian Ocean with its waters free of any traditional and non-traditional threats. Speaking at...

Translator and academic, Dr. Subramaniam Jebanesan Sri Lankan writer, K. Daniel, who was born in Jaffna, exposed through literature, casteism against the so-called dalits (the...

President Maithripala Sirisena spoke to the Rivira Group on several issues including matters pertaining to the division within the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP),...

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...

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