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Sunday, 6 December 2009





Marriage Proposals
Government Gazette
Veteran media personality A.B. Lalith de Silva was appointed Colombo district organiser of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) at a ceremony held at the `Temple Trees’ last week. Here President Mahinda Rajapaksa hands over the letter of appointment to De Silva, the son of SLFP founder member and veteran educationist, the Late A.B.C. de Silva. Former Minister Nandimithra Ekanayake, who was appointed SLFP organiser for Matale district, is also in the picture. Five other SLFP organisers, G.H. Buddhadasa, H. Rohanadheera (Colombo district), H.W. Aruna Pradeep (Galle district), Sunny Kodituwakku (Ratnapura district) and Hudson Samarasinghe (Colombo East) too received their letters of appointment on the same day.
- Pic: Sudath Silva

Rupavahini, ITN staffers injured:

Media groups, HR orgs. condemn attack:

TV crew assaulted at UNP convention


An unidentified group of men set upon ITN journalists who went to cover the United National Front meeting at Welisara. Five journalists including cameramen from the Independent Television Network (ITN) covering the special political convention of the United National Front at the Nawaloka Grounds, Welisara were set upon by a group of UNF political supporters and attacked, Police sources told the `Sunday Observer.’

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Many popular senior UNPers in the party, says Johnston Fernando:

UNP heavyweights willing to contest Presidential poll

A big split in the United National Party is imminent. UNP National Organiser, S. B. Dissanayake, Kurunegala District Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando, former CMC Deputy Mayor Azath Sally and senior members of the party were absent at the UNP convention at the Nawaloka grounds, Mahabage, Welisara yesterday.

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Higher economic growth next year - Dr. Sarath Amunugama

Public Administration and Home Affairs Minister and Deputy Finance Minister Dr.Sarath Amunugama, in an interview with the Sunday Observer, said the country’s foreign direct investments have shown a four-fold increase. The next year the Government targets to attract US$ one billion. The Minister said the Government is hundred per cent confident of its victory at the forthcoming polls.

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EPDP to support President

The Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) has decided to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming Presidential poll. EPDP General Secretary and Minister of Social Services Douglas Devananda told a media briefing in Colombo on Friday that the party will support President Rajapaksa at the Presidential poll.

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