United National Party

  • SL Opposition warns of Egypt-type protests February 5, 2011

    Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition parties on Saturday warned the government that it will carryout agitations similar to those sweeping the Arab world as they planed a major protest against the detention of former army chief Sarath Fonseka. The United National Party (UNP) of former premier Ranil Wickremesinghe said the attack...
  • 25 killed, 80 injured in Sri Lanka suicide terror attack October 6, 2008

    Colombo: At least 25 people, including a television journalist and two key members of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), were killed and 80 more injured when a suspected Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blew himself up in Sri Lanka's north-central town of Anuradhapura Monday, the military said. Military spokesman Brig...
  • Sri Lanka oppn leader killed in suicide attack October 6, 2008

    New Delhi: At least 20 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at opposition United National Party's office in Anuradhapura in northern Sri Lanka on Monday, officials said. Leader of Opposition, North-Central Provincial Assembly, Major General Janaka Perera and his wife are among the 20 killed, army spokesperson Udaya Nanayakkara...
  • Sri Lanka opposition parliamentarian shot, killed January 1, 2008

    Colombo A prominent Sri Lankan opposition Tamil parliamentarian was shot and killed on Monday, the military said, as the opposition charged that a lack of security made the government responsible for the death. Main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian T Maheshweran was shot at a Hindu temple on Monday morning....
  • SL govt, oppn sign historic agreement October 23, 2006

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse's ruling party and the main opposition leaders on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on six main issues, including resolving the country's Tamil minority issue, a spokesman for the president's office said. The pact was historic because it marks the first time...