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Sunday January 24th, 2010


Arms cache in temple
The Police Special Task Force carried out a raid on Sri Bodhirajaramaya Temple in Maligawatta last night and discovered a large quantity of weapons along with a cyanide capsule and posters of presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka.

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Re-poll in case of malpractices
Amidst mounting allegations by the two main political parties in the fray that moves are afoot to rig the Presidential election on a massive scale, Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake has decided to nullify the balloting at polling...

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TNA campaign for Fonseka
fails to fire

The four-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA), which voted by a simple majority to back common opposition candidate Sarath Fonseka,

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President calls upon all those who love the country to join him
President Mahinda Rajapaksa called upon all people who loved Sri Lanka to join hands with him at the final public rally held in Kesbewa yesterday. “I call upon all patriots to join us. I call upon the orphaned United National Party (UNP) to join us. Don’t be orphaned.

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NEWS

Not granting leave a poll offence – Monitors
Election observers have expressed concern over workers of private companies not getting leave on Election Day.

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Relevant only to final result
Clarifying the decision by the Elections Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake not to allow the live telecast of the final result of Tuesday’s presidential election, a high ranked official of the Elections Department said it is relevant only to the final result.

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Gynaecologist to be indicted in HC on February 24
The gynaecologist who was recently arrested while allegedly running an illegal abortion clinic in the Dematagoda area will be indicted in the Colombo High Court on February 24.

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Most turbulent election campaign winds up
Yesterday marked the end to one of the most turbulent election campaigns, marred by controversy, with politicians nick picking at each others flows, and election-related violence claiming four lives and injuring many in over 700 incidents.
With only two days remaining before the election, the General Secretary of the SLFP, Susil Premajayantha has issued a statement to all UPFA...

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US court convicts two LTTErs in connection with $1m. arms deal
Two Tamil youths Sathajhan Sarachandran and Nadarasa Yogarasa were sentenced to 26 and 14 years in prison respectively by an US court when they were convicted of involvement in connection with the attempted purchase of $1 million worth of high-powered weaponry for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a designated foreign terrorist organisation.

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2,224 dengue cases reported in January
The official website of the Epidemiology Unit of Sri Lanka confirms that there have been 2,224 reported cases of dengue so far this month. According to the same website last week, there were only 997 cases of dengue reported. This shows an additional 1,227 cases of dengue reported within last week alone.

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Field Force Hqrs. Policeman dies in road accident
A 22-year-old Policeman attached to the Police Field Force Headquarters was killed when his motorcycle collided with a private bus last Friday evening near the Pussella village development council. A resident of Wadduwa, the victim had been on his way back to Colombo after special duty in Ratnapura when he met with his untimely death.

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Rajiv Gandhi murder convict to be released
Following the government-constituted Advisory Board meeting, the prisoner Nalini Sriharan on Wednesday, to consider her plea for premature release from the life sentence she has been serving in Vellore prison for her role in Rajiv Gandhi assassination, her release seems to be certain.

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POLITICS

All over bar the voting
After several weeks of frenzied activity, the curtain came down on the presidential election campaign at midnight yesterday. Now the nation anxiously awaits the election of the country’s sixth Executive President on Tuesday.
The campaign trail has, unfortunately, not been the most desirable so far. It has been clouded by the gradual escalation of violence, resulting in several deaths already, and further marred by allegations and counter allegations that are of little value for the discerning voter in electing the next President of the country.

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Main parties and Buddhist prelates appeal for calm and peace
The number of election-related incidents of violence recorded so far has topped the 800 mark, according to the election monitoring outfits. Meanwhile, The Police Election Secretariat says that about 300 suspects have already been arrested in connection with these incidents. During the last fortnight, election violence had claimed four lives. Three of them are UPFA supporters. The other victim is a supporter of General Sarath Fonseka.

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NEWS FEATURES

President urges end to rivalries from Jan. 27
President Mahinda Rajapaksa in two separate interviews with the editors of Sunday newspapers on Wednesday morning in Kandy appealed to everyone to end all rivalries from Wednesday January 27 and to unite to ensure peace, democracy and further development of the country.
Answering a blunt question as to whether he had not violated the constitution in not adhering to the 17th Amendment, which the questioner said was an impeachable offence, the President said that the required names to be appointed to the Constitutional Council was not given by the parties even when he was the Prime Minister and when names were given some other parties objected.

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Did or did not Mahinda Rajapaksa deliver?
Two days after this article is published, the nation will vote for a president. Millions will go to the polling booths and cast their votes for the candidate they believe is best suited to rule this country. It seems clear that most people have already weighed the pros and cons of the candidates, their track-records as politicians and as human beings, their manifestos, their statements, their retractions/contradictions (if any), the company they choose to keep,

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Who should be the next President of Sri Lanka?
Sri Lanka is reaching yet another decisive time as the battle in the political arena has reached fever pitch. More importantly, the general public is expected to make a rational decision to select the leader for the future. Irrespective of the sources, their credibility and agenda behind the contributors the public is still confused with what appears in media.

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SPORTS

More Tests, ODIs planned with India
Trust Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to heavily rely on its strongest Asian rivals India to pull them out of trouble financially or otherwise.
Notwithstanding the fact that Sri Lanka and India have been engaged in over 50 contests internationally at all levels (9 Tests, 39 ODIs and 3 T20Is) in the past five years, SLC has no option but to go back to their Asian neighbour to help fill the big void that exists in their international cricket calendar for 2010.

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Lanka’s largest sports contingent leaves for Dhaka
The Sri Lankan contingent to the 11th South Asian Games (SAG), comprising 204 men, 90 women and 69 officials making a total of 363 persons, will be the largest ever local squad to participate in any international event. They are ready to take part at the 11th SAG scheduled to be held from January 29 to February 9 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The team will be led by champion middle-distance athlete Chaminda Wijekoon. Gamini Jayasinghe will accompany the team as Chef de Mission with Olivia Gamage as the Lady Chaperon.

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Schools’ football titans
clash in final

The giants in the schools’ football arena, St. Benedict’s College and Zahira College Colombo will clash head-on in the final of the 3rd Annual All-Island Invitational Under-19 Football Tournament at the Sugathadasa Stadium sunday at 5.00pm. Zahira Colombo who are defending their title as reigning champions of the past two years will be the only school football team to qualify for the finals in all three years of this tournament.

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INTERVIEWS

“People want continuity”
M.M. Zuhair, has served as the ambassador of Sri Lanka in Iran since 2006. During his tenure he was able to assist President Rajapaksa to get unprecedented financial support from the Iranian Government. Before that he was the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation. He was also a Member of Parliament from 1984 to 2000. Prior to that he served in the Attorney General’s Department as a State Counsel from 1973 to 1983.
Zuhair is now in Sri Lanka, and The Nation got an opportunity to to get his views on the present political climate.

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Salley rallies minorities to back President
United National Party (UNP) member and former Deputy Mayor of Colombo, Azath Salley has been outspoken about his decision to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He has been rallying minorities to back the President in the upcoming election, despite the decision by the UNP to support the opposition candidate.
The Nation talked with Salley to get his views on the Presidential race.
Q:
Why did you decide to support Mahinda Rajapaksa?
A:
I have been opposing Fonseka since 2008. On September 23 2008 Fonseka issued a very famous statement against the minorities of this country.

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