President tells crowds at final rally:
Move ahead with new resolve
President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the final
election rally on Saturday, ahead of Tuesday’s Presidential poll,
vowed to protect democracy and ensure a brighter future for the
Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Sangha Sabha appeals to
Let’s prevent violence before and after Presidential election
“Today, the country’s administrative framework
is based on the internationally accepted democratic norms.
Accordingly, people elect rulers of their choice and a parliament of
elected representatives is entrusted with administering the country.
This week the people will elect a candidate to the office of the
President, which is constitutionally the country’s highest position.
In this most important task political party leaders have been
educating the public on their policies so that they will make their
Younger generation moving away from drugs
The younger generation is moving away from drug
abuse while a majority of drug offenders arrested during the last
year were in the age group 30 years or above. Only 39 percent of
drug offenders were in their twenties according to the latest report
of the National Dangerous Drugs Control Board.
Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake
issuing a set of guidelines to voters states that it is compulsory
for all voters who go to a polling station to cast his/her vote to
carry with him/her one of the following identity cards.