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::

* Sri Lanka's main opposition doubts government will hold a free and fair election
Mon, Feb 10, 2014, 08:42 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 10, Colombo: Chairman of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Leadership Council, Karu Jayasuriya has doubted that the government will hold a free and fair election.

He told a news conference that given the actions of governing party members in the run up to the election, there were doubts over the manner in which elections will be conducted for the Western and Southern Provinces.

He said that former Western and Southern Provincial Councilors were still using public property for their election campaigns in violation of election laws.

Jayasuriya also pointed out that a prominent government minister had summoned the district secretaries of the Western and Southern Provincial Councils to question them about the UPFA nomination lists.

He insisted that elections held without the independent commissions will not be free and fair.

However, Jayasuriya's own party members have expressed doubt whether the party will win any election due to the discord among the party members over the party's nominations of candidates to the two provincial council polls.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Tamil Nadu political leaders advise Modi not to have closer defense ties with Sri Lanka
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President opens cricketer Dilshan's luxury hotel
-- [2 hours ago]
Belarus MPs to focus on economic ties during next month's visit to Sri Lanka
-- [3 hours ago]
CaFFE and CHR condemn attack on Sri Lanka university students
-- [3 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Army to assist Bangladesh Army to set up a women corps unit
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's Missing Persons Commission says no interference from security forces on public sittings
-- [6 hours ago]
Belarus parliamentary delegation to visit Sri Lanka in November
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan government will assist the parties to defend the LTTE ban
Sri Lankan President hopes the Deepawali festivities will add to the spirit of reconciliation
Sri Lanka business chamber to hold post budget seminar

Copyright © 2000, 2014 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.