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Photo PA, only party that could meet challenges facing nation - PM
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake requested supporters of the minor political parties to rally round the PA to defeat the UNP at the December 5th General Election in order to safeguard the unitary status of the country. (Dec 05 DN) Full Story

Wickremanayake: The make-love-boost-war PM
COLOMBO, Dec 3 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, who is seeking re-election in polls Wednesday, has probably the most fertile plan to end the island's drawn out Tamil separatist war. Full Story

People's Alliance in a position to win with a comfortable majority - Prime Minister
Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, addressing a largely attended PA election propaganda rally held in Kandy on Thursday appealed to the people to unite and vote for the PA to defeat the UNP in order to protect the integrity, democratic freedom of the country and achieve peace and prosperity, without wasting their invaluable vote by casting it in favour of small parties or groups who were not established enough yet to form a government. Full Story

Government not ready to reverse LTTE ban
The Sri Lankan government has declared that it would not consider de-proscription of the Tamil guerrillas until the peace process reaches a point of "irreversibility" and after clear agreement that the discussions were taking place within the parameters of a single, indivisible state of Sri Lanka. (Dec 02 Gulf) Full Story

Join hands with the PA to prevent the country being divided - Gen. Anuruddha Ratwatte
Minister of Lands, Irrigation and Power and Deputy Defence Minister, General Anuruddha Ratwatte said at Panwila recently that the people should join hands with the PA headed by President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga to prevent the country being divided under a UNP-LTTE rule and to bring about peace and prosperity to a united Sri Lanka. (Nov 29 DN) Full Story

After one year what miraculous power is UNP dreaming of, asks Anura
"The United National Party was defeated overnight during the last general elections. Now after one year under what miraculous power are they dreaming of winning this election?", question Anura Bandaranaike, former Speaker and leader of People's Alliance candidates contesting general elections in Gampaha District addressing a propaganda rally in support of People's Alliance candidate, Upali Gunratne contesting Dompe electorate held in front of the Provincial Council office at Waharuwawa. (Nov 28 Island) Full Story

Two PA supporters gunned down
Two supporters of the ruling People's Alliance (PA) were shot dead in north western Sri Lanka on Friday raising the death toll of election related incidents to 10 within the past five weeks, heightening concerns over rising violence in the upcoming December 5 parliamentary elections. (nov 25 Gulf) Full Story

Not a hum about LTTE at last year's poll meetings, says Anura
Anura Bandaranaike, People's Alliance lead candidate for Gampaha, on Thursday claimed that United National Party district leaders had been strictly advised not to say anything detrimental to the LTTE during their campaign for the last parliamentary elections. (Nov 23 Island) Full Story

Business interests the cause of PA failures -
KALUTARA - "The People's Alliance government was about to submit a new bill to parliament with the assistance of JVP to recover millions of rupees from businessmen, but it was not successful as these businessmen had bribed some members of the People's Alliance to cross over to the opposition". Full Story


JVP
Photo Today's election, a decisive one - JVP
The JVP in a statement issued yesterday said today's General Election is a most decisive one where people have to decide on three options. The options are whether they should allow the country to be betrayed to the LTTE by an oppressive regime, continue the 7 year period of inefficient PA rule or put a full stop to the 53 year old practice of bringing in 'Greens and Blues to power alternatively. (Dec 05 DN) Full Story

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JVP has emerged as a strong third force - Somawansa
JVP leader Somawansa Amerasinghe speaking at the JVP final election rally at Hyde Park last night reiterated that he had returned to the country to bury the unholy UNP separatist alliance while showing the door to the bankrupt and inefficient PA.
He said that the JVP will defeat any Parliamentary coup backed by all reactionaries including Tamil Ealamists. (Dec 04 DN) Full Story

'Progressive forces should rally round the JVP'
Matale district JVP candidate and Pradeshiya Sabha member G. Dissanayake speaking at an election propaganda meeting Palapathwela, Matale said; "Former Samurdhi Minister S. B. Dissanayake has become the chief spokesman for the UNP election propaganda meetings asking for a violence free election. This has become the biggest political joke today because all the people in Sri Lanka know S.B.'s record in election violence. Full Story

If UNP wins they too will form a probationary government - Sunil Handunnetti
This would be a decisive election which decide the future of the country. Today the JVP has become the only opponent of the UNP that ruined this country, said Colombo District JVP candidate, Sunil Handunnetti addressing an election meeting at Habarakada in Homagama. Full Story

Interim Council is no solution to ongoing war - Somawansa Amerasinghe
About 55% of the Sri Lanka's Tamil population continue to live outside Jaffna peninsula. This is a reality not known to the outside world. LTTE supremo, Velupillai Prabhakaran ordered the exodus of 20,000 strong Sinhala community and the Muslim community out of North with the launch of his ethnic-cleansing campaign, said JVP Leader, Somawansa Amarasinghe addressing a propaganda meeting held at Matara, Uyanwatte grounds recently. Full Story

No JVPers arrested
Former JVP MP Jinadasa Kithulagoda in a press release unequivocally refutes the false rumour carried in certain media that a JVP organiser and several party members were arrested with a haul of weapons in the Weligama Police area.
He appeals to the voters of all major communities of this country not to be misled by such false rumours spread by parties struggling to capture power by any means in order to achieve their narrow selfish objectives. (Dec 01 DN) Full Story

No any attack on any Buddhist or any other place of worship. -JVP
We totally reject Mr. Niranjan Wijeratnea's false statement which states that the JVP attacked the Temple of the Tooth since it is an untruth.
We also emphatically state that the JVP from its inception had never made any armed attack or a verbal attack on any Buddhist or any other place of worship. Full Story

JVP has launched islandwide program to defeat Prabhakaran - Tylvin Silva
The JVP General Secretary, Tylvin Silva addressing an election propaganda meeting held at the Matale-Gongawela bus stand in the Matale Town, said that the LTTE had become helpless in the presence of the international community owing to recent developments. Full Story

JVP will form next govt. -Somawansa
The leader of the Janata Vimukthi Peramuna Somawansa Amarasinghe predicted that his party would form the next Government after the December 5th General Election. Full Story

Somawansa Amerasinghe at JVP rally today
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna's self-exiled leader Somawansa Amerasinghe made a welcome return to the country on a Sri Lankan Airlines flight from Britain in the early hours of Thursday (Nov 22) ending a 12 year political hibernation, which party Propaganda Secretary Wimal Weerawansa described as a good omen for the JVP ahead of the December 5 general election. (Nov 23 DN) Full Story
Send the UNP to the political wilderness urges,Wimal Weerawansa
JVP Propaganda Secretary Wimal Weerawansa addressing a JVP election rally at Maharagama last night vowed that Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna will fight to their last breath in their efforts to defeat all efforts of the UNP led UNF to hand over Eelam to LTTE leader Vellupillai Prabakaran.(Nov 23 DN) Full Story
JVP jacked the people not the PA government - Wimal Weerawansa
We jacked the people not the PA Government since our commitment is to serve the poor and we exposed our ability and commitment within 35 days, JVP's Propaganda Secretary Wimal Weerawansa said. (Nov 21 DN) Full Story

At least five LTTE members in Jaffna UNP list
Nov 20, Colombo: The JVP Tuesday blamed the UNP for its secret pact with the LTTE in what they called an 'unholy alliance' to face the election.
Wimal Weerawansa, Tilvin Silva and Vijitha Herath told a Colombo press conference that the UNP was going to Buddhist temples and swearing that they do not have a pact with the LTTE. But the UNP's pact is with the Tamil party alliance who are linked to the LTTE, they alleged. Full Story

UNP wants to set up Federal Govt. with LTTE -Bimal Ratnayake
The UNP wants to establish a Federal System of Government with alleged dictators like S.B. Dissanayake and let the LTTE to continue their ruthless activities further, JVP's Propaganda Secretary Wimal Weerawansa told an election rally in Kurunegala. (Nov 17 DN) Full Story

'JVP strongest political element against capitalist forces'
The JVP which was formed by Rohana Wijeweera 36 years ago is today the strongest political element standing against all the capitalist forces in the country, JVP General Secretary, Tilvin Silva said. (Nov 16 DN) Full Story

JVP program to make politics a people-oriented venture
JVP General Secretary Tylvin Silva said that the 'Nation Building Program put forward to the country by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna is not an election manifesto but a constructive short-term policy to make politics a people-oriented venture instead of the culture of power and wealth practised hitherto by the UNP and the PA. (Nov 16 DN) Full Story

JVP to usher in a civilized political culture
The former JVP MP and Kalutara District leader Nandana Gunathileke issuing a press release states that the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna had entered the December 5 polls to usher in a civilised political culture whilst doing their utmost to safeguard the territorial integrity and sovereignty within a unitary State whereby all communities be they Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Burgher, or Malay could live in peace. (Nov 15 DN) Full Story

UNP
Photo Elect UNP to restore economy - Ranil
UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing the final election propaganda rally at Hanwella on Sunday requested the masses to give a mandate to the UNP at the December 5 Election to restore the country's crippled economy and bring a lasting solution to the Northern war. (Dec 05 DN) Full Story

Lack of economic development plans seriously affected masses - Ranil Wickremesinghe
Non implementation of any economic development plan by the Government at least to stop the continuous devaluation of the rupee against the dollar seriously affected the masses in the country and this situation gradually increased the prices of essential commodity items, said UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing election propaganda meetings at Kolonnawa and Colombo Central on Wednesday. (Dec 04 DN) Full Story

Wickremesinghe: Battle with bombs to bounce back
COLOMBO, Dec 3 (AFP) - The man leading Sri Lanka's opposition with hopes of becoming prime minister after Wednesday's elections would have ended up a reporter if not for the government takeover of his family newspaper. Full Story

UNP Government will not deceive people with falsehood - Karunasena Kodituwakku
It was a landslide victory in 1977 and this time it will be an avalanche, Colombo district UNP candidate and UNP media spokesman Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku said. Full Story

UNP claims misuse of security forces by ruling PA candidates
Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) have complained to the police and army chiefs about the alleged misuse of police and army personnel by ruling party candidates at the forthcoming elections. (Dec 02 Gulf) Full Story

UNP leader has a vision and a plan to retrieve the country - Ravindra Randeniya
Our leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has a vision and a plan to recover the country from the present crisis situation, actor turned politician and Gampaha district UNP candidate Ravindra Randeniya said. (Nov 29 DN) Full Story

Three shops belonging to a UNP supporter set on fire
Galle - Three shops at Pitigala, Galle, belonging to a staunch UNP supporter were set on fire by People's Alliance supporters after a United National Front propaganda rally was held presided by Galle United National Front organiser, Vajira Abeywardane at Pitigala , Elpitiya police said. (Nov 28 Island) Full Story

Ranil can heal wounds of nation - Tyronne
`This nation had bled enough. What is required today is to heal the wounds of a fractured nation. That can only be achieved through a leader who can rise above party politics, unshackled the narrow considerations of race, religion and caste.


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