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Lions Cub of Kohima visits patients in Mental Hospital

Members of Lions Club of Kohima (LCK) led by its President Lion Dr Sashimeren Aier has today visited Kohima Mental Hospital and interacted with the patients, doctors and nurses.

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2010: Polonaruwa District postal votes goes to Mahinda

The postal votes counted in the Polonaruwa District shows that President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtained 9,971 votes which was percentage 70.64 %

Ruling UPFA to Challenge Gen Fonseka’s Candidature in Courts

Just before the release of the sixth Presidential Election results, the United People’s Freedom Alliance at a suddenly arranged press briefing in Colombo announced that they would go to courts challenging the eligibility of common opposition candidate who was the former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2010: Kegalle District postal votes goes to Mahinda

The postal votes counted in the Kegalle District shows that President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtained 14, 300 votes which was percentage 67.53 %

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2010: Galle District postal votes goes to Fonseka

The postal votes counted in the Galle District shows that opposition candidate obtained 27, 625 votes which was percentage 51.12 %

Sri Lanka Presidential Election – 2010: Nuwera Eliay and Anuradhapura Didtricts Postal Votes also to Mahinda

The postal votes counted in the Nuwera –Eliay and Anuradhapura Districts shows that President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtained 6,098 and 25,760 votes which were 66.18 and 70.98 percentages of the votes polled.

Sri Lanka Presidential Election – 2010: Matara and Devinuwera Districts Postal Votes goes to Mahinda

The postal votes counted in the Matara and Devinuwera Districts shows that President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtained 10,425 and 36,428 votes which were 66.65 and 67 percentages of the votes polled.

Hundreds of govt employees in Northwest Pakistan found linked to Taliban - -Action against Taliban-linked employees ordered.

The North West Frontier Province of Pakistan has ordered speeding up action against those government employees in the province who have alleged links with militants.

Nuclear cooperation, trade pacts signed with South Korea

India and South Korea have agreed to create a framework for bilateral civil nuclear cooperation and also signed pacts in areas ranging from peaceful uses of outer space to cooperation in IT.

Election recalls failed coup 48 years ago

By a strange coincidence January 27, 2010 - the day after Presidential Election - marks 48th anniversary of the abortive coup of 1962 was the first ever attempt to overthrow a legally elected government in post- independence Sri Lanka. The failure of the plot also marked an important mile stone in the island’s national revival campaign.

Suu Kyi party leaders skeptical on November release reports

Reports that a top Myanmar leader has been quoted as saying detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi would be released in November, when her house arrest ends, have only lowered hopes of human rights’ activists all over the world that she might be freed ahead of the elections.

President Rajapaksa heads for a comfortable victory

With half the results out in the Presidential election held yesterday, UPFA candidate, President Mahinda Rajapaksa is now surging ahead comfortably with nearly 60 percent of the votes polled. His nearest rival retired Gen Sarath Fonseka could muster only 39 percent of the votes.

President Leads for a Significant Victory- Minister Alahapperuma

Sri Lanka’s Presidential Election 2010 results which so far released indicate that the present incumbent of the country Mahinda Rajapaksha will win the elections easily. Results of 116 electorates so far have been released and 96 electorates have been won by President Mahinda Rajapksha.

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2010: Kalutura District postal votes goes to Mahinda

The postal votes counted in the Kalutura District shows that President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtained 13,695 votes which was percentage 68.68%

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2010: Digamadulla District postal votes goes to Mahinda

The postal votes counted in the Diagamadulla District shows that President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtained 9,989 votes which was percentage 62 47%

70 per cent turnout in Lanka, Fonseka has no vote

Nearly 70 per cent of 14.08 million Sri Lankans exercised their franchise on Tuesday to elect their sixth executive President. In a twist in the tale, incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa's main challenger and common opposition candidate, Sarath Fonseka, did not vote as his name was not in the electors' list.

Sri Lanka Presidential Election: The first result goes on Mahinda’s way

The postal votes counted in the Ratnapura District shows that incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtained 9,458 votes which was percentage 69.33%

Northwest Pakistani traders oppose giving trade route to India

Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry has opposed grant of access given to Afghan truckers to the Indian border in Waga and the Karachi port under the new Afghan Transit Trade agreement.


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