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Namal hints at president as prospective presidential candidate for SLPP

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Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Member of Parliament Namal Rajapaksa hinted yesterday that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is being considered as a prospective presidential candidate for their party. 

Speaking to reporters after an event, Rajapaksa asserted that President Wickremesinghe is already aligned with the SLPP, suggesting his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election.

“Anyway, the President is already with us. He is among the prospective presidential candidates,” stated Namal Rajapaksa, alluding to President Wickremesinghe’s potential candidacy under the SLPP banner.

This revelation comes as a noteworthy development in the political landscape, as the SLPP gears up for the presidential election anticipated to take place by September this year. 

The announcement hints at a potential collaboration between President Wickremesinghe and the SLPP, a move that could reshape the dynamics of the upcoming electoral race.

As the political stage continues to evolve, the spotlight will be on President Wickremesinghe and the SLPP, with observers closely monitoring any further developments leading up to the presidential election. 

The political landscape in Sri Lanka is poised for an intriguing period with potential shifts in alliances and candidacies as the election season approaches.

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Non-academic university staff to launch 2-day token strike

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The non-academic staff members of state universities have decided to go on a two-day token strike over several demands including a salary hike.

Accordingly, the strike will be held tomorrow (Feb.28) and the day after (Feb.29), University Trade Union Joint Committee’s Dhammika Priyantha said.

The committee had also warned to resort to a continuous TU action if authorities fail to address their issues within a week.

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Uddika Premarathne resigns as MP

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Anuradhapura District’s SLPP MP Uddika Premarathne has handed over his letter of resignation as a Member of Parliament, Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena has confirmed.

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Govt. donates Ifthar funds to Children of Gaza Fund

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The Cabinet has approved the proposal by President Wickremesinghe to create a “Children of Gaza Fund” in aid of Gaza violence victims. 

All Ministries & Government Institutions directed to forego Ifthar celebrations & contribute to this fund. 

The Government’s donation of US $1 million will be distributed through official UN agencies to aid affected children with citizen contributions encouraged.

The Presidential Secretariat urges donations from citizens for the “Children of Gaza Fund” during the month of Ramadan to account number 7040016 at Bank of Ceylon (7010), Taprobane Branch (747) by 11th April & deposit receipt to be forwarded to 0779730396 via WhatsApp, the PMD adds.

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