United National Party

  • SL Opposition warns of Egypttype 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 northcentral 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, NorthCentral 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...