Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* EPDP wants opposition leader position of Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council
Sun, Sep 29, 2013, 09:31 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka government coalition partner, Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) has asked for the opposition leader position of the Northern Provincial Council, government sources said.

EPDP Leader, Minister of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Douglas Devananda has asked the government to appoint a EPDP candidate as the opposition leader of the Council.

Sources further say that the Minister has made this request in writing to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Kandasami Kamalendran of the EPDP contesting under the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) gained the highest number of preferential votes among the UPFA candidates at the Northern Provincial Council election. He received 13,632 preferential votes.

The ruling party UPFA gained 7 seats in the 38-member Council while the major Tamil party, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) gained 30 seats with the two bonus seats. Sri Lanka Muslim Congress received one seat.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Five new envoys to Sri Lanka present credentials to President
-- [7 hours ago]
Committee to Protect Journalists concerned over Sri Lanka's move to re-establish media regulatory body
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Tourism search for top global ad agency to promote tourism
-- [8 hours ago]
Judicial order to examine the former Sri Lankan diplomat's container
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Army officer ready to plead guilty for conspiring to assassinate the former President
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka PM says COPE report on Central Bank bond issue illegal
Sri Lanka Supreme Court justice arrested over assault, granted bail
Sri Lankan President imposes conditions on former president Rajapaksa's nomination
Sri Lanka AG Approves arrest of Supreme Court judge accused of assaulting a maid
Former monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena denied bail again

Copyright © 2000, 2012 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.