Labour and Labour Relations Minister requests all employers of private sector institutions to grant leave with pay for a continuous period (not less than 4 hours) considered as adequate by the employer on March 29 to enable all employees who have the entitlements to cast their vote at Western and Southern Provincial Council Elections.
The Government is not ready to curtail benefits of the people and had never denied the people their rights said President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing the UPFA final rally at the Ambalangoda town on Wednesday (26).
Several foreign missions in Colombo has pumped Rs. 10,000 Million to topple this government and paved the way installation of a puppet regime genuflecting to western powers. An advertising agency has been formed amalgamating several key advertising concerns in the country to carry out this task. This advertising outfit has already prepared an advertisement to be telecast over the media.
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.