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Sunday, 6 October 2013





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Government Gazette

Wide-ranging talks with Maha Sangha:

Major changes in UNP likely

The United Bhikkhu Front has initiated a program to reunite all factions and reorganise the United National Party following its humiliating defeat at the recent Provincial Council elections. The Maha Sangha has held extensive discussions with the incumbent leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and other party stalwarts including Imithiaz Bakeer Markar who never deserted the party though he was stripped of all positions.

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TNA rifts over ministry allocations aggravate

Rifts within the TNA over the allocation of ministries has aggravated and the party leadership is unable to take a final decision despite a series of meetings with leaders of the constituent parties, informed sources said. Following meetings with regional level leaders in Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Vavuniya last week, party leader Rajavarodayam Sampanthan and Chief Minister designate C.V. Vigneswaran met leaders of three constituent parties Dharmalingam Sitharthan (PLOTE), Selvam Adaickalanathan (TELO) and Suresh Premachandran (EPRLF) at the TNA headquarters in Bambalapitiya.

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University of Politics

Ranil under pressure to step down

The country's main Opposition party - the United National Party (UNP) is set to undergo many changes after its latest election defeat but the main demand of the party's rebel parliamentarians - a change in the party leadership, is highly unlikely.

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Rapid development drive soon in Wayamba:

Wayamba PC to be exemplary - Chief Minister Dayasiri

The “Sonduru Minisa” image paved the way for Dayasiri Jayasekara to be elected as the new Chief Minister of the Wayamba Provincial Council, securing the highest number of preferential votes ever obtained by a candidate at a Provincial Council Election.

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More PC seats for plantations

Elections Department sources and election monitors said that the average percentage polled in the plantation areas was about 70 percent while in some areas like Bogawantalawa and Kotagala it had reached 80 percent,

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