Sarath Fonseka

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Name: Sarath Fonseka
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Two MPs of minor party in Sri Lanka to join the main opposition UNP

* Oct 20, Colombo: Two parliamentarians of a minor opposition party would soon join the main opposition United National Party (UNP), party sources said.MPs Arjuna Ranatunga and Tiran Alles of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) led by former Army Commander ... [Published Colombo Page - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

UNP woos disenfranchised SF

, 9:57 pmby Norman PalihawadanaClose on the heels of the Attorney General’s decision that Democratic Party (DP) leader General (rtd) Sarath Fonseka couldn’t exercise his franchise at the next national election, the UNP and former army chief’s party ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

President cautions parents

President Mahinda Rajapaksa last week disclosed a move by certain quarters to drag schoolchildren into politics using social networking websites such as Facebook and warned parents to protect their sons and daughters.The government had received information ... [Published Sunday Observer - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Fonseka's Name Out of Voter list

COLOMBO: Democratic Party leader and sacked Sri Lankan Army Commander Sarath Fonseka has vowed to take his disenfranchisement to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, saying that he has no  faith in the Lankan judicial system.The Election Commission ... [Published New Indian Express - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 19 2014 - Updated Oct 19 2014 - 1 reports

Ranil, Most Suitable Presidential Candidate For UNP – Rosy Senanayake

The Sunday Leader  this week talks to one of the strong main female characters in the political arena of the country, UNP MP Rosy Senanayake, on her views on the oncoming Presidential Election and the country as a whole.Excerpts of the interview:By D ... [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Oct 19 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

Election Commissioner instructed to remove Sri Lanka Democratic Party leader from voter register

* Oct 17, Colombo: The Attorney General's (AG) Department of Sri Lanka has requested the Commissioner of Elections to remove the name of Sarath Fonseka, Leader of the Democratic Party, from the electoral register.The AG's Department has taken this decision ... [Published Colombo Page - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Sarath Fonseka disfranchised

The name of Sarath Fonseka the former army commander and the leader of the Democratic Party is to be removed from the voters list by the Election Commissioner on the instructions of the Attorney General.This decision had been taken after the Elections ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Video: Won’t leave the country: SF

Democratic Party (DP) Leader Sarath Fonseka today rejected claims that he would leave the country in 2017 and vowed he would even spend his last moments in Sri Lanka.“As I said when I first entered politics, I will do politics for at least 10 years. Unless ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

Mano And Fonseka Discuss Elections

Democratic Party (DP) leader Sarath Fonseka and Democratic People’s Front (DPF) leader Mano Ganeshan have had talks on the Presidential elections expected to be held next year.Ganeshan told  The Sunday Leader  the meeting took place on Friday evening. ... [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 2 reports

Can Mahinda Rajapaksa Win Again? Sri Lanka’s Uva Provincial Election And Its Implications For Presidential Race

By Dr. S. I. KeethaponcalanSri Lanka concluded the provincial council election for the Uva province, one of the nine provinces, on September 20, 2014. The significance of the Uva election was its implications for the presidential vote, which will materialize ... [Published Eurasia Review - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 1 reports

Attempts to cause rift within DP: SF

Democratic Party (DP) Leader Sarath Fonseka today accused the main opposition political party had tried to woo some DP provincial councillors into its fold.He said opposition political parties should not create division among other opposition parties ... [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Former Army commander and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Gen. Sarath Fonseka ....

, 10:14 pmFormer Army commander and Leader of the Democratic Party (DP) Gen. Sarath Fonseka yesterday accused the government and the Election Secretariat of launching a special project to deprive the DP of votes obtained by the party at the recently ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 02 2014]

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Two MPs of minor party in Sri Lanka to join the... [Published Colombo Page - Oct 20 2014]
UNP woos disenfranchised SF [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 20 2014]
Tamils’ Frustrations, Govt’s Desperation [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Oct 19 2014]
President cautions parents [Published Sunday Observer - Oct 19 2014]
Fonseka's Name Out of Voter list [Published New Indian Express - Oct 19 2014]
Ranil, Most Suitable Presidential Candidate For... [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Oct 19 2014]
Election Commissioner instructed to remove Sri ... [Published Colombo Page - Oct 17 2014]
Sarath Fonseka disfranchised [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Oct 16 2014]
President mustn’t seek 3rd term - SF [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 15 2014]
Video: Won’t leave the country: SF [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Oct 15 2014]
“DPF to discuss terms with Opposition Parties r... [Published Lankapuvath - Oct 13 2014]
Mano And Fonseka Discuss Elections [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Oct 12 2014]
Helpless JVP turns to expatriate vote [Published Sunday Observer - Oct 12 2014]
Sri Lanka main opposition UNP to sign MOU with ... [Published Colombo Page - Oct 11 2014]
“Common candidate must emerge from UNP” - Parli... [Published Lankapuvath - Oct 11 2014]
No discussion within TNA on Presidential poll [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Oct 09 2014]
Sri Lanka Democratic Party leader says oppositi... [Published Colombo Page - Oct 08 2014]
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE CONSIDERS REPORT OF SRI ... [Published United Nations Office at Geneva - Oct 08 2014]
SF may contest; says MR contesting illegal [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Oct 08 2014]
SC: Galle police apologise for attacking DNA MPs [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 07 2014]
‘Lands for Votes’ – TNA’s conditional support t... [Published Asian Tribune - Oct 07 2014]
Can Mahinda Rajapaksa Win Again? Sri Lanka’s Uv... [Published Eurasia Review - Oct 05 2014]
Sajith’s two-way strategy to command UNP [Published Sunday Observer - Oct 05 2014]
Opposition Unity In Disarray [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Oct 04 2014]
Attempts to cause rift within DP: SF [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Oct 03 2014]
"Election officials did their duties properly i... [Published Lankapuvath - Oct 03 2014]
Former Army commander and Leader of the Democra... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 02 2014]
International spotlight on Sri Lanka dimmed [Published Daily Mirror Sri Lanka - Oct 01 2014]
A Monaragala problem for the Rajapakse Regime [Published groundviews - Sep 29 2014]
Opinion: UNHCR action impedes reconciliation in... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 28 2014]
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A Monaragala problem for the Rajapakse Regime [Published groundviews - Sep 29 2014]
Speculation mounts not just in political circles but also in civil society of an impending presidential election, early in the New Year. The Uva Provincial Council elections, which besides being constitutionally required, were also a testing of the ...
Electoral Politics at Its Best [Published wronging rights - Sep 16 2014]
Former commander of the Sri Lankan Army Sarath Fonseka is on the campaign trail in Uva province, and he’s brought some unconventional props with him. Fonseka, who was badly wounded in a 2006 suicide bombing  in Colombo, is traveling with the shrapnel-pierced Peugeot ...
OPPOSITION TRENDS IN THE ELECTION SEASON [Published groundviews - Jul 28 2014]
Image courtesy JVP Media Unit If the Rajapaksa administration wanted to mislead and confuse the mainstream opposition and lead it to an electoral dead-end, it could hardly do better than the opposition has itself done, and done unto itself. The ...
A TRIUMPH OF HOPE OVER EXPERIENCE? A PRELIMINAR... [Published groundviews - Jul 27 2014]
Image by AFP’s Ishara Kodikara courtesy Foreign Correspondents Association Sri Lanka There was a remarkable image in the news recently. It was from the meeting of the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera’s National Movement for Social Justice (NMSJ) ...
Proud Inheritors or Petty Contractors? Understa... [Published groundviews - Jul 04 2014]
Photo by  Thyagi Ruwanpathirana The speech delivered by Ven. Galaboda-atté Gnanasara at a public meeting in the Aluthgama on 14 June 2014 is broadly considered as the primary cause that triggered the subsequent rampage and violence in that ...
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