Mahinda is President
PRIME MINISTER Mahinda Rajapakse is Sri Lanka's new
President. Rajapakse will be sworn-in as President at 12.30 p.m. today.
He was declared the country's fifth Executive President by Elections
Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake yesterday, concluding a gruelling
Presidential Election campaign that pitted him against main rival
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.
N-E conditions not confined to elections -
COMMENTING on the situation in the North-East
during the Presidential Poll, Commissioner Dayananda Dissanayake
said these special conditions there were not confined to election