Polls campaign ends peacefully
6,425 Police personnel on duty:
The pre-election campaign for the Local
Government poll in Batticaloa ended on a peaceful note yesterday,
with the number of reported incidents of violence being an all time
Lanka lauded for protecting women’s rights
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the SLFP
Women’s Organisation convention yesterday, stressed that Sri Lanka
had garnered international acclaim over the years for its role in
protecting women’s rights.
Foreign Ministry slams AI report
The recent Amnesty International report fails to
acknowledge the many positive steps taken by the Government to
promote freedom of expression which is enshrined in the
Constitution, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.