Thursday, December 31, 2009

Three UNP dissidents pledge support to President

Three dissident UNP politicians from Sabaragamuwa on Sunday pledged support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming Presidential elections, saying that Rajapaksa was the better candidate who had provided the leadership to defeat the LTTE and liberate the country from terrorism.

The dissidents were former Sabaragamuwa Chief Minister Jayatillake Podinilame, Kegalle Urban Council Chairman Jude Rukantha Perera and former Pradeshya Sabha Chairman N. Rupasena. Full text

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Mahinda Chintana: Over 98 percent fulfilled



Lanka Newspapers
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday when he came into power he introduced a people friendly manifesto Mahinda Chinthana and told the public if it could be successfully implemented, the benefits would be for the whole country.

People accepted it and rallied round us with new vigour. We never forgot our election promises. Today I have come forward for re-election after completing 98 percent of my promises, he added. Full Text
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Sri Lanka cuts lending rate for farmers ahead of polls

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Sri Lanka stock market ends 2009 up 128 percent

COLOMBO (AFP) – The Sri Lankan stock exchange more than doubled in value in 2009, figures showed Wednesday on the last day of trading for the year.

Investors sent the Colombo market soaring on the prospect of peace and investment after the government claimed victory over separatist Tiger rebels in May after 37 years of bloodshed, analysts say. Full text

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