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Nominations were closed at noon yesterday for the long delayed elections to 92 local councils. For the 248 other councils, nominations will be received from December 18 to 21.

 

Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya, it is reported, has banned political activity, at temples, and, other religious centres, during the duration of the LG election campaign.

 

 

Former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, spearheading the Eliya movement to defeat government efforts at creating a new constitution

 

During the height of the war, the Tamil medium schools in the Central Province were filled with teachers from Jaffna or rather the Northern Province. 

 

The Magampura (Hambantota) Port and the Mattala International Airport were among the many grandiose projects launched by the former Mahinda Rajapaksa administration.

 

The change of regime on January 8, 2015 raised public expectations regarding good governance and socio-economic development.

 

Human Rights are a hot topic in this country and worldwide. Tomorrow, the world marks Human Rights Day (December 10), to mark the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

 

Sri Lanka is one of the few developing countries with a completely free healthcare service for its citizens and even for foreigners who walk into any Government hospital.

 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe minced no words when he gave a piece of his mind on what he thought about sections of the private media, who, according to the Premier, were busy working to bring the Rajapaksas back to power.

 

The line from the Dhammapada Arogya Parama Labha which translated means "Health is the ultimate profit" is commonly displayed in all Government run hospitals.

 


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