Much enthusiasm among Northern voters:
All set for free and fair LG polls
Arrangements have been made to ensure a free and
fair poll to elect 875 members to 65 local bodies on Saturday, July
23, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday. A
total of 5,688 candidates are contesting the poll at which 2,630,985
voters are eligible to cast their votes at 2,226 polling booths,
SLFP assured of Tamil support again
Before terrorism broke out, a considerable
percentage of the Northern Tamils supported the SLFP. Hence, sooner
than later a similar situation would emerge under President Mahinda
Rajapaksa’s leadership, said Minister of Petroleum Industries and
UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha.
Committee report on substandard petrol soon
The three-member committee appointed to
probe-the substandard petrol issue would release its report as early
as possible, said Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha.
The Committee chaired by Power and Energy Ministry Secretary H.M.C.
Ferdinand has recorded statements from key officials of the
Petroleum Industries Ministry and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation
(CPC) last week.
Lanka, only democracy that defeated terror - US Congressman
US congressman Heath Shuler in an open letter to
his fellow colleagues in the House of Representatives has emphasized
that the US future policy towards Sri Lanka should be focused on
supporting the country’s reconciliation efforts and engagement with