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Election campaign ‘free and fair’ – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the current free, fair and peaceful Presidential election campaign reflects the strength of democracy in Sri Lanka. The President said that this great democratic characteristic was restored due to broad political transformation that had taken place in the country.

President Sirisena was speaking after formally accepting the diplomatic credentials from three new envoys to Sri Lanka at the President’s House in Colombo yesterday.

The Envoys who presented credentials are: Rabie Narsh, Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic, Maj.Gen. Chris Eze, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Denis Chaibi, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union. While, High Commissioner of Nigeria and Ambassador of Lebanon are based in New Delhi, the EU Ambassador is based in Colombo.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tilak Marapana and Cabinet Secretary Sumith Abeysinghe and Additional Secretary Esala Weerakoon were also present on this occasion.

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Peaceful election campaign reflects the strength of democracy (15:27)

President Maithripala Sirisena said the current free, fair and peaceful Presidential election campaign reflects the strength of democracy in Sri Lanka.

He said that this great democratic characteristic was restored due to broad political transformation that had taken place in the country.

President Sirisena said this after accepting credentials from three new envoys to Sri Lanka at the President’s House in Colombo.


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