President tells special ceremony:
Ex-LTTE cadres will be integral part of dev.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday vowed that
former LTTE combatants who were rehabilitated by the government
would be integrated into the development process of the country. The
President made this announcement at a ceremony at Temple Trees to
reunite over 1,800 rehabilitated youths with their families
UPFA winning trend will be repeated - sports minister
The United Peopleís Freedom Alliance has
currently won over 90 percent of the local government authorities
and it will definitely win the final phase of the election to be
held on October 8 in 23 LG bodies including 17 Municipal Councils,
especially the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), Sports Minister
Mahindananda Aluthgamage said.
Lankans will never allow another JVP armed struggle -
Sri Lankans will never ever let another armed
struggle take place in the country. The government has nothing to do
with the JVPís internal problems. The government has no right or
desire to be involved in it. The government will accept whatever
party or group accepted by the Elections Commissioner, Cabinet
spokesman and Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said.