With a 65% voter turnout, the Southern Provincial Council poll ended at 4 pm yesterday on a relatively peaceful note without any major incidents of violence reported from the Galle, Matara and Hambantota districts, senior election and police officials said.Matara district saw 60%-65% polling, Hambantota district 60%-62% and Galle district 62% at yesterday’s poll to elect 55 members (including two bonus seats)to the Southern Provincial Council."The voter turnout was satisfactory for a provincial poll", a senior election official said. "It was within the expected range".
Fishermen can now have a
wife in each coast: Wimal
Wimal Weerawansa, MP last week told a propaganda rally held in support of UPFA candidates contesting Southern Provincial Council election now that the LTTE had been eradicated fishermen could have a pawula (read as wife) on both northern and southern coasts.
JJ to complain of
‘harassment’ of Opp. MPs in Geneva, London
The UNP will make representations to Inter-Parliamentary Union, Commonwealth as well House of Commons next week regarding harassment of Opposition MPs at the hands of the Rajapaksa administration, a party MP said.