Sunday, November 08, 2009
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A single candidate the only way
We’ll back you to topple Mahinda, JVP tells UNP

The JVP has assured the UNP that it will support a common candidate fielded by a joint opposition alliance-led by the main opposition party if President Mahinda Rajapaksa called an early presidential election ahead of parliamentary polls.Well informed political sources told the Sunday Island that this would be a new alliance and should not be mistaken with the recently formed UNP-led United National Alliance (UNA) which would campaign for parliamentary polls scheduled to take place by April next year.

Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya chats with soldiers during the dinner he hosted as a symbol of goodwill for 1000 other ranks representing all Regiments of the Army, at Anuradhapura on Friday. (Pic: Courtesy Army Media)

CEB engineers ‘not happy’ with proposed 25% pay hike
A 25% salary increase to all categories of Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) employees will be granted from January next year, Chairman E. A. S. K. Edirisinghe said yesterday.

Presidential election in mid-January?
The presidential election will precede a parliamentary election and is likely to be held around the middle of January next year, authoritative sources said yesterday.

Central Bank to start Golden Key repayments within two weeks
The long-awaited process of repaying Golden Key depositors is expected to begin within the next fortnight in terms of the Supreme Court directive, a senior Central Bank official announced last week.

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