Tigers must fall in line first - Jeyaraj
The charges on bribery and corruption and the waste
of public money levelled against the government by the Opposition
parties were 'just claims' not with concrete evidence, the Government
Whip and the Highways and Road Development Minister Jeyaraj
Batticaloa braces for local polls
The elections are around the corner in the Eastern
Province after a lapse of 14 years. The Wanni and Trincomalee districts
are yet to hold their elections. The Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Puligal (TMVP)
and the PLOTE - EPDP - EPRLF (Pathmanabha faction) Alliance seem to be
the two main parties in the fray in all the nine electorates. Views of
the two personalities currently in the leaderships are as follows.
'Reject LTTE gun culture'
Batticaloa polls campaign gathers momentum
Tamil political parties contesting the forthcoming
Local Government polls in the Batticaloa district have called upon
voters in the region to reject the LTTE and its 'gun culture' to build a
civilised society where democracy could prevail.