Movement launched in south to extend Rajapaksa's term without election

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 16 June 2009, 15:29 GMT]
Leading ministers in the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) government has launched a movement in Sri Lanka's south to extend the current term of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse for another five years, without holding a presidential election at the end of first six year term. Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Mr.Janaka Bandara Tennekone led the first rally in support of the movement Sunday in Dambulla.

Hundreds of UPFA supported went in procession shouting slogans "We do not want another presidential election. We want the present term of President Mahinda Rajapakse be extended without a fresh election."

Last week the Dambulla Urban Council controlled by the ruling UPFA adopted a motion seeking the authorities to extend the present term of President Mahinda Rajapakse for a second term without holding presidential election.

 

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