Armed Opposition gangs on rampage in Polonnaruwa:
UPFA campaign office attacked
Narrow escape for Minister Sirisena:
A group of about a thousand UNP and JVP
supporters armed with clubs, iron rods and swords came in procession
and attacked the Polonnaruwa election campaign office of the UPFA
causing severe damage to it.
Kongahage files case against Fonseka
USA citizenship issue:
Presidential candidate Sarath Kongahage
yesterday filed a Fundamental Rights application in the Supreme
Court against the candidature of New Democratic Front (NDF)
Presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka, on the basis that he is a
citizen of the United States.
‘I will not betray country for few votes’
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday asserted
that he is not ready to betray the country for a few votes and he is
well aware of the problems of the Tamils in the North. There is no
room for a divided country, accepting the homeland concept of the
separatists or autonomy leading for a whatever form of Eelam LTTE
had demanded, he added.
President succeeded where four leaders failed - Defence
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had accomplished the
biggest national responsibility cast on him by defeating LTTE
terrorism, said Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa addressing the
seminar ‘Crowning victory today and tomorrow’ at the Kandyan Arts
Society Hall yesterday.