Over 55 percent voter turnout:
PC polls peaceful
Voting in the Northern, Central and North Western
Provincial Councils was peaceful in all 10 districts with over 55
percent voter turnout in almost all the districts especially in the
Northern Province where people voted for the first time to elect
members to the Provincial Council, officials of the Elections
Department and elections monitors said yesterday.
President to address UN on inaugural day
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will lead Sri
Lanka’s delegation to the 68th United Nations General Assembly which
will be convened at the UN Headquarters, New York on Tuesday. He is
one among the world leaders who will address the General Assembly on
the very first day.
Democracy restored in North, say polls observers
The independent polls observers in their close
of polls report last evening said the provincial council polls held
yesterday in three provinces were peaceful and showed restoration of
democratic spirit among the people in the North. The People’s Action
for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said.
SriLankan makes emergency landing in UK - Two held
British police arrested two men on suspicion of
endangering an aircraft after a SriLankan Airlines plane was forced
to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport, officials said
yesterday. The Airbus A330, which was carrying 267 passengers and
TNA’s hidden agenda will be bared
Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and
Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said the UPFA could win
the Northern Provincial Council or pose a serious political
challenge to racist and separatist elements in the North. Minister
Weerawansa said that this was the first time in recent history that
people in the North exercised their franchise freely after three
decades of terrorism.