JVP leader disappointed with votes polled

As numerous Presidential candidates entered the fray in October, the leftist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake along with the National People’s Power (NPP) was among the front runners of the ‘alternative’ movement to enter the race. At rallies brimming with supporters, Dissanayake’s promises of tackling corruption, reconciliation and uplifting the lives of the citizenry were attractive and gaining widespread approval. But as November 17 dawned not only was the alternative candidate defeated at the decisive Presidential election, he had received a paltry 418,553 votes, a mere 3.16…

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PM intervenes to stop vandalising of road signs

In the wake of a spate of acts of vandalism targeting road signs in the Tamil language, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had yesterday directed the Police to act immediately to stop such incidents.  The Prime Minister has also instructed the reinstallation of all the damaged road sings. Police have also been asked to take into custody those involved in vandalising the street signs. Several Tamil name boards have been damaged or removed in areas such as Panadura and Kerawalapitiya after the Presidential election. Some of the damaged ones had been…

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Stalin opposes ‘militarisation’ of Lankan Tamil areas, urges PM Modi to raise issue

After swearing-in as the new president of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya has passed orders to increase armed forces in Tamil areas of the island nation. DMK president M K Stalin has opposed deployment of additional armed forces in the Tamil areas of Sri Lanka and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue with the island nation’s newly elected President. “After swearing-in as the new president of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya has passed orders to increase armed forces in Tamil areas of the island nation. Rajapaksa brothers have also started…

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