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Sunday, 21 September 2014





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Seventy percent voter turnout:

Uva PC polls free and fair –  Elections Chief

Returning Officers said the Badulla district had sixty eight percent voter turnout while the Moneragala district recorded a 63 per cent voter turnout. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya speaking at a press conference immediately after polls closed last evening expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the poll and said that the elections were free and fair.

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UPFA takes early lead

United People’s Freedom Alliance took an early lead in the Uva Provincial Council elections held yesterday. Early postal votes and electoral results predicted another victory for the ruling UPFA. Election analysts predicted that the UPFA would register a convincing win in Moneragala district and would also seal victory in the Badulla district too.

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University of Politics

Ranil drags local politics at ICAPP

The election fever in Uva reached its peak last week with the main political parties contesting the Uva Provincial Council (UPC) elections intensifying their campaigns. The Opposition, which has been starved of election slogans, was stunned last week after President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced relief for the masses with a staggering 25 percent reduction in electricity tariff,

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FDI inflows increased during President Mahinda Rajapaksa's tenure - Minister LakshmanYapa Abeywardena

Investment Promotion Minister LakshmanYapa Abeywardena said the total number of Foreign Direct Investments(FDIs) gained by Sri Lanka from 1978 up to 2005 was US$ 3 billion.However, US$ 8 billion worth FDI inflows have come in during President Mahinda Rajapaksa's tenure from 2005 to 2013 which is a 74 percent increase in FDIs.

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Provincial Council Elections 2014 - Uva
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