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Badulla District Parliamentarian Nimal Siripala de Silva said today UPFA would not hinder the common opposition’s 100-day programme and assured its support in carrying out it. “We will not obstruct the common opposition’s 100-day programme. We hope they will carry out it as promised. People voted for Maithripala Sirisena because they approved their programme. We also expect to help him in carrying out it in matters that we can a
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The European Union congratulating Maithripala Sirisena on his election as President said it was looking forward to working with President Maithripala Sirisena to further develop its relations with Sri Lanka. Issuing a statement, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini said the EU would continue to support Sri Lanka in its development as a prosperous and inclusive democracy for the benefit of all its citizens. “I also wish to p
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Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Friday hailed the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa in the presidential elections in Sri Lanka. Tamil Maanila Congress leader B.S. Gnanadesikan said, it was always a known fact that if the Tamils in the island nation stood united against Mr. Rajapaksa, he had little chance of winning.
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Washington: The US looks forward to working with Sri Lankan president-elect Maithripala Sirisena, Secretary of State John Kerry today said, as he commended outgoing President Mahinda Rajapaksa for accepting the election results. "I look forward to working with President-elect Maithripala Sirisena as his new government works to implement its campaign platform of a Sri Lanka that is peaceful, inclusive, democratic, and prosperous," Kerry
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Indian Prime Minister Narendram Modi phoned Common Candidate and President-elect Maithripala Sirisena and congratulated him on his victory today following the Presidential election. “I spoke to Shri Maithripala Sirisena and congratulated him. I congratulate the people of Sri Lanka on the peaceful & democratic poll process.” “As a close friend & neighbour, reaffirmed India's continued solidarity & support for Sri
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Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said today’s presidential election was conducted peacefully apart from a few minor incidents reported. While extending his condolences to the family of the 57-year-old man who was killed in Kahawatta shooting a few days ago, Mr. Deshapriya told a news briefing at the Secretariat that the election was free and fair.
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A high voter turnout of more than 70 % in total was reported in the poll that concluded at 4.p.m. today, returning officers said. A 70 % turnout was reported in Kalutara, 75 % in Matale, 70 % in Kegalle, 75 % in Kurunegala and 76 % in Anuradhapura. The voter turnout in Vavuniya was reported as 66 % and 68 % in Mannar while it was 75 % in Kandy and 72 % in Trincomalee.
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The voter turnout at today’s election had exceeded the 50 % mark in most of the districts by 2.00 p.m., returning officers said. A 70% voter turnout was reported in Anuradhapura and 62 % in Matale by 1.30 p.m., 50 % in Polonnaruwa, 65 % in Moneragala, 60 % in Badulla and 55 % in Galle by 1.00 pm. The turnout was 64 % in Vavuniya at 3. p.m
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The Elections Department said complaints or observations with regard to the election could be submitted today to the centers investigating election complaints located in the Election Secretariat and offices of the District Returning Officers.
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Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today warned the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation to immediately rectify a false news item broadcast this morning claiming that UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa had joined the government. The Elections Department said Mr. Deshapriya had himself visited the Rupavahini Corporation and ordered them to rectify it.
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Voting for the Presidential election began this morning at 7 and the voting will conclude at 4 pm today. Meanwhile, Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya requested voters to cast their ballots as early as possible and that the production of a valid identity document was a mandatory requirement for voting. Mr. Deshapriya said it would be advisable for those who have returned from abroad to carry their passports to their polling stations. He sai
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One of history’s greatest philosophers Aristotle has said that in a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. According to the well-known American author Louis L’Amour, to make democracy work, we must be participants, not simply observers.