Day of reckoning
The Presidential election campaign has entered
its last lap. The day of reckoning is drawing near. It is opportune
to sum up the developments so far. First of all it should be
remembered that the election is held two years ahead of schedule.
The President using his Constitutional prerogative signed the
proclamation of the election voluntarily curtailing his term of
President Rajapaksa put country before self
The Presidential Election campaign is gradually
reaching its climax as January 26, 2010 draws near. Numerous
promises, allegations, counter allegations and mud slinging are the
topics discussed by many these days. Daily News interviewed the
Transport Minister and Treasurer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Dullas Alahapperuma for his views on the current political situation
and some allegations made.
Why we should vote for President Rajapaksa
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had a difficult time
waging a diplomatic battle in the political front to keep away
foreign interventions attempting to foil the battle against the
terrorists. That was patriotism, and that was a President who kept
his word. As the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and the
President of Sri Lanka, the victory over the thirty-year-old
terrorism in Sri Lanka is primarily his. Despite that if one wants
to vote against the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, which, one has a
right to do, one should then be clear in his mind, what are the
reasons that justify such a decision?
All-around development in Moneragala
Moneragala is the second largest district in the
island surrounded by Ampara district from the North and East,
Hambantota district from the South, Badulla district from West and
North,and Ratnapura district from the South East.