President elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time
42 years ago
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who was the SLFP
candidate for Beliatta Electorate in the Parliamentary General
Election conducted on May 27, 1970 was elected as a Parliamentarian
by a majority of 6,626 votes. He was elected at the age of 24 and
was then the youngest Parliamentarian.
‘Some recommendations may necessitate
Committee assessing LLRC recommendations
‘Int’l community impressed with post-war
A committee headed by Secretary to the President
Lalith Weeratunga is studying recommendations of the Lessons Learnt
and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report for assessment of
challenges in implementing them, External Affairs Ministry Secretary
Karunatilleke Amunugama said yesterday.