18th December 2014

Presidential candidates not offered anything constructive to Tamils or Muslims

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Muslims lose interest in polls Muslims lose interest in polls By M. Sasikumar The Muslims in the North have lost interest in casting their vote at the forthcoming presidential election, according to Muslim Federation Vice President K. M. Nilam. He made this comment, when asked about the current situation of the Muslim vote at the upcoming poll. “Ever since the presidential election was announced, Muslim parties have regularly met, but decisions have not been announced as yet,” he added. “In the meantime, the Muslim community has shown disinterest in voting at the upcoming election. After the three-decade cold-blooded war, the resettled people’s fundamental requirements have still not been met. Proper lands have not been allocated for their livelihood. Even in the Indian housing plan, discrimination is […]

Video: Champika in a mega deal: Minister Wimal

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The National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader and Minister Wimal Weerawansa today accused the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary and former Minister Champika Ranawaka of publishing fake statistics to change peoples’ opinion on the economy. According to the minister, MP Ranawaka had said the present government was acquiring foreign loans for higher interests such as seven per cent. “This is not true. The government had obtained all the loans for interest lower than seven per cent. However, previous governments had obtained loans for high interest.  The loan acquired for the Nilwala Ganga Project was 23.8 million Francs from France and the interest was 10.85 per cent,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Sanath Desmond) – See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/59159/champika-in-a-mega-deal-wimal#sthash.wxs7xK68.dpuf

Sri Lanka the first country to close its doors to European Union observers!

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Lanka another first – shuts out EU monitors BY RUWAN LAKNATH JAYAKODY Elections monitoring bodies blamed the government for making Sri Lanka the first country to close its doors to European Union observers. “Apart from seven countries including China, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Albania, is Sri Lanka going to be the eighth country that does not even allow local monitors?” Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) queried. It was Sirima Bandaranaike who first invited foreign polls observers. CaFFE also chastised SLFP General Secretary and Petroleum Industries Minister, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa for his recent remark that some election monitoring bodies were biased. “Is this the official version of their belief? We believe that this is the personal view of the SLFP General Secretary, because […]

Minister Badurdeen assaults MP Ranga

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Minister Badurdeen assaults MP Ranga Minister Rishad Badurdeen is reported to have assaulted government parliamentarian J Sri Ranga at Temple Trees yesterday (December 15). Ranga is also a media man and works for Shakthi TV’s “Minnel” programme. Minister Badurdeen is said to have questioned Ranga over his comments in the TV programme which led to the attack. Efforts made by SriLankaMirror to reach out to Minister Badurdeen Opposition elections campaign under attack The stage set up in Vanduramba for a meeting organized by Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena’s campaign has been set on fire by a group of unknown persons. Sirisena was scheduled to address the people in Vanduramba today (17). A vehicle had also been damaged in the attack while three persons who were fixing […]

Using prisoners for election propaganda is HR violations- Transparency International

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The governing United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has been accused by election monitors of using prisoners for election propaganda work, Transparency International balmed today. Transparency International strongly condemns this activity and sent letter to election commissioner on uring to hold further investigations this regard. Transparency International also sent letters towards ministry of transport and to the secretary on urging to stop using public transportation for ruling party conversing activities. Government uses CTB buses for transportation activities of their supporters.

Lankan schoolboy dies in UK

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A father today paid tribute to his “amazing” son who died from an injury in a freak incident when he was hit in the stomach by a football cleared by a goalkeeper during a PE lesson at his north London school Sugenth Jeyakumar, 14, was admitted to hospital and died in front of his dad Arumugam a day later. The teenager received the blow during a game at Whitmore school in Harrow last Tuesday and complained of feeling pain after having played on for a few minutes. He was taken to nearby Northwick Park hospital but after a scan was transferred to the intensive care unit at St Mary’s in Paddington on Tuesday evening and died unexpectedly the following day. He had been conscious and […]