Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha responding to the High Commissioner's Report on Sri Lanka, informed the UN Human Rights Council on 26th March 2014 that rather than encourage and support the ongoing reconciliation process in Sri Lanka,
The Election Commissioner by a circular has informed all Heads of Media Institutions to refrain from publishing and broadcasting of programmes of a political nature and political avertisements during 48 hours before the date of poll. Accordingly Media Institutions should not publish and broadcast such programmes, news reports and advertisements from midnight on 26 March 2014.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has extended the period of coverage of the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate cases of alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces to cover the period from 01st January, 1983 to 19th May, 2009.
The Election Commissioner issuing instructions on matters of concern on the day of the Poll, said that persons who are permitted to enter the Polling Station on 29th March, the date of election to the Western and Southern Provincial Councils will confine only to voters, staff of the Polling Station, Secretaries of the contesting recognized political parties, Candidates, Polling Agents and Election Observers, Police Officers who are on duty the Polling Station and other persons authorized by the Returning Officer.
Sri Lankans are not prepared to make this country a colony of the western powers once again. This message will be given to the international community by the patriotic masses in a very strong form by making the United Peoples Freedom Alliance tremendously victorious on the Provincial Council elections on the 29th of this month.
A Letter of Demand has been sent to the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Organization Rev. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero on the defamatory statements made by him against the Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen.
Ambassador of Sri Lanka to France and Portugal and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Professor Karunaratne Hangawatte presented Open Papers at the Santa Cruz Palace in Madrid recently as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Spain.