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Sajith beats Ravi in close contest Gamage knocks out Dayasiri Ranil Wickremsinghe, who has the distinction of being the most maligned politician in the country, virtually rose from the ashes to deliver a crushing defeat to Karu Jayasuriya,his rival at yesterday’s election for the leadership. Sources said that the verdict of 72 to 24 votes in favour of Wickremesinghe, had disproved the contention by both Jayasuriya and Sajith Premadasa, that under the new party constitution they had a majority backing among the Working Committee and parliamentary group members.
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 | 883 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more
Sri Lanka/People
We were indeed fortunate to read and interesting pen-portrait of the late President Ranasinghe Premadasa by one of his close associates K.H.J. Wijedasa, which appeared in the Sunday Island of April 29. As Wijedasa says in his article, he has been, with him for 17 long years, as Additional Secretary and Secretary of a Ministry directly under him, finally as the Secretary to the Prime Minister and President himself. A very long time indeed for a public servant! Any human being has his brighter side, and darker. No ordinary human being can be called a perfect saint by any stretch of imagination. In the case of an ordinary individual the impact of his lifestyle, with warts and all, is confined to his family circle and his close associates. But in the case of a leader of a country, what he did or failed to do affects an entire population, even after he is no more. So it was in the case of late president Premadasa.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 1490 hits | Print | PDF |  E-mail | Report | Read more