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One of the persons injured in yesterday’s attack on a fishermen’s protest opposite the Fisheries Ministry, Colombo against foreign vessels fishing in Sri Lankan waters. The protesters demanded an immediate end to that practice which, they said, threatened their livelihood. While the demonstration was on stones were hurled from the ministry premises allegedly by some government supporters, a charge denied by the ministry officials. Pic Kamal Bogoda

Government confirms

presidential election in

January 2015


UPFA General Secretary and Environment and Renewable Energy Minister Susil Premjayantha yesterday confirmed that the presidential election would take place in January next year.

Addressing the media at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Head Office in Colombo he said that the election would not be an issue for the scheduled visit of Pope Francis from January 13 to 15.

He also said that the SLFP had started its election campaign last month and stressed that it had an early preparedness for elections as usual.

"We have taken steps to strengthen the SLFP membership in each electorate and also discussions are going on with its women’s organizations," he added.

Premjayantha also assured that the Budget-2015 which was scheduled to be presented in Parliament on Friday would provide more relief to the people, especially to the government workers and aim at development.


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