Responding to criticism of an alleged attempt to sideline Chief of Defence Staff General Sarath Fonseka and to deny the war veteran the credit he deserves for spearheading the war against the LTTE, Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa says a group of bankrupt politicians are now working overtime to destabilise the country. "This is nothing but a despicable plot being hatched at the expense of the entire country," Rajapaksa says. Unlike the previous moves by the Opposition to weaken an elected government, this is an attempt to sow dissension among the country’s battle-hardened armed forces, the Defence Secretary alleges.
I am ‘helpless’ when
elections guidelines are not followed – Polls Chief
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake said yesterday that he was "helpless", when his guidelines aimed at ensuring the conduct of free and fair polls were not followed.
Polls Chief agreed to foreign, local monitors – Karu J
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake, has informed the Opposition, that he will obtain the services of foreign and local monitors...