Commissioner of Elections Dayananda Dissanayake yesterday assured
opposition parties that the forthcoming Elections to the Sabaragamuwa
and North Central Provinces would be democratic, free and fair
election on schedule on August 23.
The Commissioner gave this assurance after hearing complaints of the
UPFA’s misuse of State machinery, property, media, security and
vehicles in the election campaign, by the secretaries and
representatives of the main opposition political parties who met him
at the Elections Secretariat at Rajagiriya yesterday morning.
The Government was represented by the Ministers Dallas Alahapperuma
and Dilan Perera.The new Inspector General
Of Police Jayantha Wickremaratna, who was present with DIG (Elections)
Gamini Navaratna, DIG Sabragamuwa ...
This 10-foot crocodile, found near a paddy field at Devale Road
Pannipitiya, had bitten the a resident of the area, 47-year-old
R.Gamini who was among those who tried to capture it yesterday (14).
Wild Life Department personnel led by Upali Pathmasiri and tied up the
crocodile after much effort. Over thousand people flocked to Devale
Road to have a look at the uninvited visitor to their hometown.
Pic by Anton Fernando – Battaramulla Corr
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