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APRIL 10, 2010 EST, USA
VOL. 11, NO. 4


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Sri Lankan leader promises peace after poll win
AP, April 10. COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa, whose party cemented his political dominance by winning a majority in parliamentary elections, promised Saturday to bring peace and prosperity to a nation battered by decades of civil war.

Rajapaksa said in a statement that his party's victory in Thursday's elections encourages the government's policies on "peace and reconciliation, reconstruction, greater infrastructure development." More...Discuss this story
Published: Sat Apr 10 09:57:45 EDT 2010

Sri Lanka president pledges reconciliation, development
REuters, April 10, 2010. * President vows reconciliation, development


* Re-polling for two electorates on April 20

* U.S. congratulates Rajapaksa, urges reconciliation

By C. Bryson Hull

COLOMBO, April 10 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa promised progress toward reconciliation and development on Saturday, the day after his ruling alliance won a legislative majority that leaves him firmly in control of the nation.

The poll on Thursday brought Rajapaksa his third big victory in 11 months, starting with last May's defeat of the separatist Tamil Tigers after a 25-year war and followed by his landslide re-election in January. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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The final count is pending re-polling in two electorates where violence prompted the election commissioner to annul the ballots, but Rajapaksa's More...
Published: Sat Apr 10 23:02:35 EDT 2010 Back to the top

S.Lanka ruling party celebrates election landslide
afp, April 10. COLOMBO (AFP) – Sri Lanka's ruling party on Saturday celebrated its landslide victory in the country's first peacetime parliamentary polls since crushing separatist Tamil rebels, but the opposition cried foul.

Government supporters carried national flags as they paraded through the streets and lit firecrackers, despite an official week-long ban on public celebrations. More...Discuss this story
Published: Sat Apr 10 09:54:50 EDT 2010 Back to the top

Sri Lanka elections buoy ruling party; Tamils sidelined
CSM, April 10. New Delhi – Sri Lanka’s ruling coalition holds a strong lead in Thursday’s parliamentary elections, buoying a government that aims to prioritize economic development over political reconciliation following decades of civil war... Back to the top

INSTANT VIEW-Sri Lanka ruling alliance wins parliamentary polls
Reuters, April 09, 2010. COLOMBO, April 9 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's ruling alliance won a majority in parliament on Friday as votes were still being counted, in an election expected to entrench President Mahinda Rajapaksa's political dominance... Back to the top

Sri Lanka ruling party says may miss two-thirds majority
Reuters, Fri Apr 9, 2010 1:20am EDT. COLOMBO, April 9 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's ruling alliance said on Friday it was confident of winning parliamentary elections but may miss a target of a two-thirds majority in the legislature... Back to the top

Record low turnout marks Lanka polls
HT, April 8. A low voter turnout amid allegations of unfair electoral practices and sporadic incidents of violence marked Sri Lanka’s general elections on Thursday, the first Parliamentary poll to be held in a post-LTTE era... Back to the top

Sri Lanka Elections 2010 : Commissioner Asks To Stop Counting Of Votes
indiaserver, April 8. Dayananda Dishanayake, the Sri Lanka Elections Commissioner has asked Kandy District Secretary to stop the counting of votes cast in 12 polling centers in the Nawalapitiya area of the Kandy District after many complaints of election malpractices were received from the area... Back to the top

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