Sunday, February 28, 2010
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Vote out the corrupt says
NFF leader

Weerawansa’s tactic faulted by running mates

National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa has earned the wrath of the majority of UPFA candidates for calling on the electorate to reject corrupt politicians at the forthcoming parliamentary polls. The former JVP heavyweight, who is eyeing the top slot in Colombo preference vote tally, last week urged voters to keep politicians accused of waste, corruption and irregularities out of Parliament.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa meditating during yesterday’s religious programme conducted by Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka thera at Sri Maha Bodhiya in Anuradhapura. Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake, Ministers, MPs and all UPFA candidates at the forthcoming parliamentary polls took part in the ceremony. (Pic by Cyril Basnayake)

Fonseka to be indicted in High Court shortly
General (Retd.) Sarath Fonseka, a candidate at the forthcoming general election who is now in military custody, will face charges both under the country’s civil and military law, Prof. G.L. Pieris, a senior cabinet minister...

STF security for Chief Minister Pillayan
The Thamil Makkall Vaduthalai Puligal (TMVP) yesterday denied that the government had withdrawn the security of its leader, Chief Minister Sivanesathurai Chandrakanthan (Pillayan) of the Eastern Province...


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