President Mahinda Rajapaksa has, The Island learns, told a group of his confidants that he intends to hold, after bagging the Southern Provincial Council at today’s polls, a general election, where he will seek a two-third majority to change the Constitution.
"I have two more years left in office and I can either complete the full term or cut it short and return to Parliament," sources quoted President Rajapaksa as...
Sweden asked to
Sri Lanka has challenged Sweden to substantiate allegations the Scandinavian country levelled against Sri Lankan forces at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on September 29.
All set for SPC polls
All preparations were in place for the Southern Provincial Council elections set to commence at 7.00 a.m today. Polls will close at 4.00 p.m. There are 1,761,856 eligible voters in the three districts..