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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s supporters celebrate his re-election in Colombo...!!!

>> Friday, January 29, 2010

COLOMBO: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has alleged on Sri Lanka’s political parties to acquire by the official after-effects of the presidential acclamation and to accompany any apropos peacefully. He additionally said the acclamation had been almost chargeless of violence. “I realise that the acclamation has been absolutely a hard-fought one,” said Mr. Ban. “I had been anxious at the akin of abandon during the campaign. I am adequate that the vote appears to acquire [been] almost peaceful, admitting some agitated incidents.”

He appealed to political parties to acquire by the accommodation and rules and regulations. “I absolutely achievement that all abandon will see the acumen of acting with abstemiousness and albatross in the absorption of the nation. This would augur able-bodied for approaching elections and civic harmony.”

Campaign for Chargeless and Fair Elections (CaFFE), a Sri Lanka-based NGO that monitored the presidential poll process, appealed to all parties anxious to acquire the people’s verdict. Representatives of the Association of Asian Acclamation Authorities, who is actuality on allurement from the Acclamation Commission, said the Acclamation Commissioner had acted impartially.

Earlier in the day, Accepted (retired) Sarath Fonseka, who had been the action candidate, alternate to his abode from a bounded auberge area he had been staying. At a account conference, he said that afterwards the abandonment of his absolute aegis contingent, he has been accountable to appoint 15 cadre from clandestine aegis agencies.

General (retired) Fonseka had arrested into the auberge in the aboriginal hours of Wednesday citation aegis concerns. From there, he had accused President Mahinda Rajapaksa of “stealing the election” and “plotting to annihilate him”.

Ironically, the angary of the aftereffect of the acclamation was not questioned with according activity by the action parties that had backed him. Besides, the “discovery” that the retired Accepted had not accounted it all-important to enrol himself as a aborigine and its adverse appulse amid the bodies seems to acquire acutely ashamed his supporters. The affair is decidedly aerial as the island nation is to attestant a accepted acclamation in April. Action leaders are believed to acquire counselled the Accepted to act with abstemiousness afterwards the ball at the auberge as any added adventurous move could abnormally appulse their prospects.

Meanwhile, at a account appointment actuality a chief administrator affiliated with the Terrorist Investigation Department (TID) told reporters that they had arrested a high-profile affiliate of the LTTE. Identified as Subraaniam Shivkumar alias Rajan, he was declared as a abutting abettor of LTTE baton Velupillai Prabakaran.


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