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Plans are afoot to appoint provincial council member elect Harin Fernando to a national level post in the UNP, party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said yesterday.
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VCK protest over MR speech at UNGA

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol Thirumavalavan said they would stage a protest in Chennai on tomorrow against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse addressing the U.N. General Assembly.
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Attanayake resigns from UNP Leadership Council

UNP General Secretary and parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake today submitted his resignation from the Party’s Leader ship Council. He had sent his letter of resignation to UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya.
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Kudu Ruwan arrested

Ruwan Dhammika alias ‘Kudu Ruwan’ was arrested on charges of possessing 804 grams of heroin by the Borella police in Mount Lavinia last night.
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MR leaves for New York

President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New York a short while ago to attend the United Nations General Assembly Sessions later this week, the Government Information Department announced today
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Susil: UPFA failed to field young candidates

Failure to field young and new faces in the Badulla District contributed to the UPFA’s electoral setback at the Saturday’s PC polls, General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premajayantha said today.
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UNP: Hold national elections

The United National Party (UNP) which expressed its satisfaction about its performance at the Uva Provincial Council elections today threw a challenge at the government to hold a national election as soon as possible. Pictures
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JVP: Won but not enough

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which bagged two slots in the Uva Provincial Council at Saturday’s polls, said the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) suffered the worst electoral setback this time though it won by a  narrow margin.
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Police move in to defuse situation in Katukurunda

Police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a crowd at the Katukurunda junction this evening, in order to prevent a clash between two groups, police said.
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HRC director dies in Balangoda accident

A Director of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka had been killed and three others were critically injured when their vehicle met with an accident at Beligala, Balangoda this afternoon, the Police said.
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Harin tops in Badulla with 173,993 votes

UNP Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando has received the highest number of preferential votes from the Badulla District with 173,993 votes at the Uva Provincial Council elections.
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Shashindra tops in Moneragala

UPFA Chief Ministerial candidate Shashindra Rajapaksa has obtained the highest number of preferential votes from the Moneragala District securing 96,619 votes at the Uva Provincial Council elections.Ananda Kumarasiri secured the highest number of preferential votes from the UNP with 24,421 votes from the district.
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UNP targets achieved- Harin

UNP Chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today said he had achieved his target at the Uva Provincial Council elections proving that it would be possible to push the party to a winning position while the ruling UPFA’s vote base had been reduced to less than 50 percent in the Badulla District.
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Seven Indians arrested for illegal trading

Seven Indian nationals were arrested yesterday for overstaying their tourist visa, violating immigration laws and engaging in illegal trade in Kalmunai, Police said.
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UPFA wins Uva PC polls

The ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) won the Uva Provincial Council elections securing the highest number of seats in the two districts at yesterday’s elections.
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Victory for UPFA in Moneragala district

The United People’s Freedom Alliance has gained the victory in the Moneragala district by obtaining 140,850 votes (58.34%) securing eight seats out of 14.
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Narrow win for UPFA in Badulla district

The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has claimed a narrow win over the United National Party (UNP) in the Badulla district at the yesterday’s Uva Provincial Council Election with a majority of 11,348 votes. 
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70% voter turnout in Uva

An overall 70% voter turnout was reported from the just concluded Uva Provincial Council election. As at 4 pm,  72. 97 % voter turnout was reported in Moneragala District while 71.61% voter turnout was reported in Badulla District, election returning offices said.
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Collapsing earth mound kills four

Four Army officers died after an earth mound collapsed on them at the Ambepussa Army Camp, Army Spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.
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Two children drown in Trincomalee

Two children died when their mother jump into the sea with them in the sea off Trincomalee this afternoon, the Police said.
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50% voter turnout as at 1 pm

A 50% voter-turnout was reported in both Badulla and Moneragala Districts as at 1 pm, the Election Returning Offices said.
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Man shot dead in Angulana

A-35-year-old man was shot dead by two persons arrived on a motorbike with face-covering helmets in Angulana this afternoon, police said.Pictures
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Material seized from LTTE destroyed in TN

A stock of explosive material that was seized from the LTTE in 1985 was destroyed by the Tamil Nadu police in Nagapatinam in Tamil Nadu, the Hindu newspaper reported.
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Bandarawela mayor assaulted

Bandarawela mayor Chaminda Wijesiri is reported to have been assaulted by a UPFA parliamentarian at the Bandarawela police station this morning. Pictures
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40% voter turnout as at 12 noon

As at 12 noon over 40% voter turnout has been reported in Moneragala district while 30% voter turnout has been reported in Badulla district as at 10 am, election returning offices said.
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Malinga shock for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's aspirations for next year's cricket world cup received a massive hit yesterday as the country's biggest weapon Lasith Malinga has been dispatched to Australia this morning to undergo a surgery which according to the doctors would keep the star bowler out of action for at least 16 weeks.
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