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United National Party (UNP) chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today threatened to launch a death fast if the police and the other authorities continued to act biased in favour of the Government when maintaining law and order in the Uva Province.

He told a media briefing that he would fast to death if the authorities attempted to remove his party’s propaganda material while permitting the ruling party to continue with its propaganda material.

“We will put up cutouts of our leaders just like the ruling party which is putting up cutouts of their leaders and will launch a death fast if they are removed,” he said.

Mr. Fernando said he had been asked to remove posters which had his name with the ‘right’ mark with Sinhala spellings.

He accused the police of being biased in favour of the Government when it came to granting permission to ruling party candidates to open election offices while being reluctant to grant permission to the opposition to do so.  (Yohan Perera and Sanath Desmond)





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  • Rubert Vanderkoon Tuesday, 02 September 2014 01:25 PM

    Police definitely are biased, they will always be. Please don't have any doubt about it, proceed with your fast.

    Sylvia Haik Monday, 01 September 2014 12:38 PM

    This recurring "Death Fast" threat by our politicians is reminiscent of the "Wolf Cry" of the shepherd boy inthe childrens' book. I agree with him that the law should apply equally to all parties but fasting to death is not the answer as we might not only lose an honourable politician but also win no points.

    wasana Monday, 01 September 2014 12:39 PM

    Boring news

    Suq Madique Monday, 01 September 2014 12:43 PM

    Election propaganda! Missing one sumptuous meal is NOT a death fast.

    CITIZEN Wednesday, 03 September 2014 08:41 AM

    Hope it is not a death fast like the Weera fast - Maybe he wants to get a glass of milk from MR

    raj Monday, 01 September 2014 06:28 PM

    weight reduction via DM Android App

    Asokamala Monday, 01 September 2014 10:09 PM

    When you are a patriot, every action against injustice is seen as 'wikaara'

    La vérité en fin Monday, 01 September 2014 02:36 PM

    [quote name="Sylvia Haik"]This recurring "Death Fast" threat by our politicians is reminiscent of the "Wolf Cry" of the shepherd boy inthe childrens' book. I agree with him that the law should apply equally to all parties but fasting to death is not the answer as we might not only lose an honourable politician but also win no points.[/quote]
    [quote name="Sylvia Haik"]This recurring "Death Fast" threat by our politicians is reminiscent of the "Wolf Cry" of the shepherd boy inthe childrens' book. I agree with him that the law should apply equally to all parties but fasting to death is not the answer as we might not only lose an honourable politician but also win no points.[/quote]
    There is no point to making a response because....

    Booruwa Tuesday, 02 September 2014 05:27 AM

    Dont expect your leader to bring Lemon Puff or Thembili via DM iPad app

    mount Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:25 AM

    Carry on

    zuh Monday, 01 September 2014 08:53 PM

    wikaara via DM Android App


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