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Ranil Wickremesinghe A True Leader


Current Issues

Recognizing our rights

“The rights of the Sinhalese must be protected. But, there is no need to take away the rights of the Tamils and the Muslims. We are all proud of the history of the Sinhalese and the contribution we have made to safeguard the Theravada doctrine. We have a rich culture. Similarly, the Tamils and the Muslims have their own cultures rooted in Sri Lanka.”

Current Issues

Muddling through an economic crisis

“Where is our national economy? We have excessive dependence on the financial market. We read in the newspapers and the media a lot on the stock exchange and the public borrowings.Well, to me our stock exchange is very much a casino with a laundry attached.”

Ranil Wickremesinghe

The President’s Desperation

By Shihara Maduwage In an email interview with the Dailymirror, the leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the SLFPers dissatisfied with Mahinda Rajapaksa are the crucial element in the upcoming presidential election and that Maithripala was the best man to win them over. He added that Maithripala Sirisena’s victory would […]

A Decisive Election Ahead

The election before us is not merely about choosing the next president. There is a much greater choice that faces the voter in January 2015. This presidential race is a battle between democracy and autocracy. Between corruption and good governance. Between the rule of law and impunity. It will decide whether Sri Lankans will enjoy […]

Real Change

Our country is at a crossroads. Do we continue with shallow, cosmetic development that does not benefit anyone except the Rajapakse regime? Or do we grab the opportunity for a real change – change that can give substantive gains – good jobs and livelihoods, good housing and transport, good health and education services, and a […]

People’s Government

Our people are fed up with this system of government. They feel alienated from state institutions and that are no longer responsive to their needs. They do not want a government run by a political elite obsessed with “what is in it for me”. Or a political culture based on patronage to fulfill their needs. […]