Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)

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This is the second archive of the JVP website. The first can be accessed here.

Access the full site archive, taken on 11 June 2016, here. Access the second full site archive, taken in February 2017, here.

Download 3rd archive of the site, taken 24 October 2018, here.

Download 4th archive of the site, taken on 22 August 2019, after the official announcement of Anura Kumara Dissanayake as the JVP’s 2019 presidential candidate.

Mahinda Rajapaksa – 2015 campaign website

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Mahinda Rajapaksa’s 2015 re-election campaign website (which was based on WordPress and commercially produced) was offline at the time of writing this post, re-affirming the value of the multiple versions archived over December 2014 and the first week of January 2015.

All the archives of the former President’s campaign website can be accessed here.

There are five archives from 9, 17 and 22 December 2014, 1 January 2015 and finally, on 10 January 2015.

Milinda Moragoda’s website

The mainstream news today reported that Milinda Moragoda would become one of the President’s senior advisors. Milinda was a leading light in the UNF government’s peace negotiations team during the height of the ceasefire agreement, from around 2002 to 2003. He was also a United National Front candidate during the parliamentary elections in April 2010. At the time, he was active on Twitter and also had an active website. Since the elections, both the site and the Twitter feed have gone completely dormant.

The ideas, aspirations and general political culture Moragoda says he stands firmly in support of and believes in are those inimical to the President he now advises, and the government he is now associated with. Ergo, there is every reason to believe he may delete these accounts and sites.

I have archived his main website and provided a PDF that links to an archive of his Twitter account. Not all the links in the archived version of the site work, but all the files are present and can be searched in Windows 7 or OS X using the search functionality built into the operating system, or any search tool for local content.

This content was archived on 4 May 2011.

Presidential election 2010: Campaign material of Rajapaksa and Fonseka

Mahinda Rajapakse, who went on to win and Sarath Fonseka were two key candidates in Sri Lanka’s presidential election held on 26 January 2010. For around six week, the websites archived here on 27 January 2010 contained information on issues, policies and practices championed by both candidates. They also carried the usual propaganda and counter-propaganda.

These archives don’t include the content on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, along with entries in Wikipedia.

Of interest here is http://www.sfbalakaya.com, set up as a spoof with the clear intent of deriding Sarath Fonseka in the guise of being his official website. This site was particularly pernicious because of its publication of completely false information pegged to real individuals and organisations.

Other content from the 2010 election:

  1. The election manifestos of Mahinda Rajapaksa and Sarath Fonseka.
  2. Letter to the Elections Commissioner by Sarath Fonseka.
  3. Mahinda Rajapaksa‘s social media accounts.
  4. Sarath Fonseka‘s social media accounts. ZIP file with all of Fonseka’s Flickr photos here.
  5. YouTube channel of Mahinda Rajapaksa’s campaign. Archive of 114 videos here. High-resolution capture of original YouTube channel homepage here.
  6. YouTube channel of Sarath Fonseka’s campaign. Archive of 76 videos here. High-resolution capture of original YouTube channel homepage here.
  7. Other reports, campaign material and documents here.