All’s set for today’s election where 2,378 candidates of
various hues will vie for 104 Western Provincial Council seats.
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake said he had requested political party secretaries to see that their candidates do not violate election laws.
The President said he had no time to waste at Five Star hotels debating with the UNP leader at this juncture. "I have more important things to attend to," the President said.
Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon and Indian National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan and Indian High Commissioner in Colombo Alok Prasad listen to President Mahinda Rajapaksa while Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Secretary to the President, Lalith Weeratunga look on during yesterday’s meeting on latest situation in North held at Temple Trees.
No need for spl. Missions
Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohona stressed that there was no need for special missions from other countries to evacuate the IDPs from the safe zone and the situation may not arise as over 100,000 civilians have already moved to...