Saturday, 20th September 2014

Local

  • Over 12,000 police personnel on duty
Ballot boxes being taken to one of the polling centres at Moneragala Rajakeeya National College. Picture by Thennakoon Bandara, Moneragala Daily News Corr
The Police has deployed sufficient strength to support the conduct of a free and fair Uva Provincial Council election today, said Police Spokesman Senior Superintendent of Police Ajith Rohana. He said stern action will be taken against those who breach the election law irrespective of their status. He said the processions of people, vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles have been banned in the Uva Province from 6 a.m. yesterday until two days after the election. He added that processions to and from the counting centres have also been banned. SSP Rohana addressing a press conference at the...
  • President at inauguration of ICAPP's 8th General Assembly
President Mahinda Rajapaksa lights the traditional oil lamp at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre in Colombo at the opening ceremony of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) last morning. Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is also in the picture. Pictures by Sudath Silva
Noting that the emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia give signals that are dangerous to the Asian Community, President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged Asian nations to unite to combat such threats and build peace and stability in the region. "We see how external forces under the guise of democracy and other enticing slogans seek to interfere in the domestic affairs of other countries. They show little concern about destabilising nations. They encourage domestic disharmony and we now see how the media including social media being used by the forces that are continuing the...