'Easterners aware of UNP-LTTE tie up'
SLFP General Secretary Minister Maithripala
Sirisena said yesterday that even President J.R. Jayewardene who
introduced the 13th Amendment failed to hold an Eastern Provincial
Council Election and this is the very first time it is being held
after the introduction of the 13th Amendment.
SLMC eyeing pro-LTTE vote
National Unity Alliance Leader Minister Ferial
Ashraff yesterday accused the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress of trying to
ruin the chance of Muslim Chief Minister emerging at the Eastern
Provincial poll by attempting to split the Muslim vote.
IIGEP statement smacks of ulterior motive - Minister
The Government yesterday strongly objected to
the parting statement made by the International Independent Group of
Eminent Persons (IIGEP) which it contends had clearly gone beyond
the IIGEP's mandate in commenting on the Government and its