UNP members not sworn in
Speaker W. J. M. Lokubandara yesterday rejected a
request made by UNP to allow three of its members to take oaths as
new MPs. He further said that Parliament had been summoned only to
extend the Emergency Regulations and no other business could be
All set for General Election
Tomorrow’s General Election is being held to
elect the 196 members for the 14th Parliament. With the national
list members the House would have 225 members under the Proportional
Representation system. All election campaign meetings and propaganda
came to stop from midnight Monday.
Drop in inter-party rivalry incidents - MENIKE
The number of incidents during the election
campaign due to inter-party rivalry has considerably reduced at this
election, the centre for Monitoring Free and Fair Elections and
Democratic Rights (MENIKE) reported.