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THE POST-ELECTION SCENARIO: LESSONS & OPTIONS FOR GOVT & OPPOSITION

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By

DR DAYAN JAYATILLEKA A famous soliloquy in the history of Hollywood movies in Don Siegel’s iconic film Dirty Harry begins with Clint Eastwood, playing Inspector Harry Callahan says “I know what you’re thinking— did he fire six shots or only five…” In similar vein I can tell what the strategists of the Opposition are thinking

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Nepal Constituent Assembly Election update from Nimalka

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

Dear All, I was very much impressed by the voter turn out on the day of the election. The EC had banned all private vehicle use all over Nepal. Only election monitors and candidates were able to move around with special passes. All the roads in Kathmandu valley was empty. But people were walking up

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2013 Northern Provincial Council Elections did not fully meet key benchmarks for democratic elections.- Commonwealth mission

Oct 31st, 2013 | By

Voters in Jaffna ; Photo – The Republic Square REPORT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OBSERVER MISSION; SRI LANKA’S NORTHERN PROVINCIAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS 21 SEPTEMBER 2013 Conclusions and Recommendations Conclusions The 21 September 2013 elections were landmark elections, the first Northern Provincial Council Elections held since the end of the civil conflict in May 2009, and since the

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Northern Provincial Council plagued by enmity within!

Oct 13th, 2013 | By

Press conference of EPRLF, TELO, PLOTE:  there needs to be a democratic deicision making process By Manekshaw  The new  (NPC) members, including the four ministers, took their oaths before Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), R. Sampanthan, and Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran at a modest ceremony at the Veerasingham Hall, Jaffna yesterday. Prior to

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I Took Oaths A Little While Ago

Oct 7th, 2013 | By

By C.V.Wigneswaran I took oaths a little while ago this morning undertaking to faithfully perform the functions of my office. My office is a gift from my people. They have mandated me to perform my duties on a long term as well as a short term perspective. The former behoves us to confirm our individuality. To

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TNA To Pick Professionals For Provincial Ministers

Sep 26th, 2013 | By

The tussle for ministerial portfolios in the newly elected Northern Provincial Council is set to end on Saturday with at least two positions on education and health set to go to winning candidates from the Vavuniya and Kilinochchi districts who are also professionals in the field, Colombo Telegraph learns. In addition to the Chief Minister

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TNA’s Two Bonus Seats: To A Muslim And To A Woman And Not To Anandasangari

Sep 26th, 2013 | By

The Tamil National Alliance that won a historic mandate in Saturday’s provincial poll is mulling granting its two bonus seats on the Council to one of its unsuccessful Muslim candidates from Mannar and a female nominee, bypassing TULF Leader Anandasangaree, Colombo Telegraph learns. It is reported that V. Anandasangaree who had unsuccessfully contested the elections

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TNA’s Victory Statement: Tamils Want To Live In A United, Undivided Country

Sep 26th, 2013 | By

The Tamil National Alliance – Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kadchi – has achieved a resounding victory at the Northern Provincial Council election, winning nearly 80% of the seats in the Northern Province and nearly 90% of the seats in the Jaffna District. Such a verdict is unprecedented in the country’s political history. The democratic verdict of

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NPC Election 2013: Main Incidents – CMEV Update

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 8 Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 8 21th September 2013: 12 pm CMEV has received complaints of a number of incidents on election day since polls opened at 7 am, including an assault, intimidation of voters, campaigning near polling stations and distribution of food items while

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Northern Elections: A litmus test for democracy or Tamil national aspirations?

Sep 21st, 2013 | By

Just a few hours after the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon announced the forthcoming provincial elections in Sri Lanka to be an important opportunity for political reconciliation in the country, a terrifying attack took place against the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) candidate, Mrs Ananthi Sasitharan at Chuzhipuram in Jaffna at approximately 12:45 am. Midnight Terror According to

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