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Bogols to issue govt. stand on Norway soon

Amidst increasing demands from the government to stop all diplomatic links with Norway, and rising demands from the international community to pause military operation in the north, Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama is expected to reveal the government’s stand on both issues in Parliament tomorrow.

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SL-Norway ties take a dive

 

The recent attack on the Sri Lanka Embassy in Norway, by a group of pro-LTTErs, delivered a heavy blow to the already strained relations between the Governments of Sri Lanka and Norway.

 

 

interview

“I will top the preferential votes” -Thilanga

  Q: There is only a week left for the election. Do you think that you will be able to top the United Peoples’ Freedom Alliance preferential votes list?
A: The UPFA will win the WPC by a landslide victory. People are really impressed with the war victories and the administrative decisions taken by the government.
 

 

 

this is my nation

Drawbacks of the preferential system

 

The nation, collectively, may have been in a period of ‘nonagathey’ for the New Year but, while most establishments closed shop, with even the military declaring a two-day ceasefire, there was one activity that did not grind to a halt: politicking for the Western Provincial Council (WPC) elections to be held on Saturday (25).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


“Go away Norway”

A Buddhist monk protesting in front of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Colombo against the attack on Sri Lankan Mission in Oslo
(Pic by Ishara S. Kodikara)