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Election Secretariat says the UVA Provincial Council Election conducted in a peaceful manner. PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 20 September 2014 22:36

The Election Secretariat says the Uva Provincial Council Election was conducted in a peaceful manner today.  No major incidents were reported during the voting.  Additional Commissioner of Election R M L K Ratnayaka told the National Radio that ballot boxes have already been brought to the counting centres and the counting of votes is now in progress.  Counting of postal votes is also being carried out. 

The distribution of official poll cards of the Uva Provincial Council poll will commence on next Wednesday. PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 August 2014 18:41
Deputy Post Master General in charge of operations A.G. Wickremasinghe says that all arrangements have been made to distribute postal ballots and the official poll cards of the Uva Provincial Council poll. The Returning Officials are currently handing over the pouches of postal ballots to the Department of Posts. Mr. Wickremasinghe told the National Radio that the parcels will be distributed among the relevant institutions from tomorrow after the listing them appropriately. The marking of postal votes will take place on the 4th and 5th of next month. There are 20,027 postal voters in the Badulla district. In the Moneragala district the number is 10,672. 
The Elections Secretariat is scheduled to handover the official poll cards of the Uva Provincial Council poll to the Postal Department on next Wednesday. The distribution of the cards will begin from that day. The distribution will take place till the 12th of this month. Sunday the 7th of September has been declared as a special day for the distribution of official poll cards. The total number of eligible voters in Badulla district is 619,966. The number of voters in the Moneragala district amounts to 332,764. The Deputy Post Master General adds that the police provide the necessary security for the distribution of postal ballots and official poll cards. 
***** Extensive investigations on Rikillagaskada murder incident PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 06:51
The Ministry of Health informed that extensive investigations are being carried out on the emergency death occurred at the Rikillagaskada area. A person belonging to a group of tourists who visited several places in India including Puththa Parathi has died suddenly. He has been admitted to the Rikillagaskada Base Hospital with complaints of high fever, vomiting, diarrhea and muscle pains. The Director General of Health Services Dr. Palitha Mahipala said that it is suspected this death could have been caused due to Rat Fever. Dr. Mahipala also stated that since the Ebola disease is spreading in several countries attention will be focused to find out whether this death has any connection with this disease.
Counting of Votes at the Uva Provincial Council Election is now in progress. A Special security plan for counting activities. PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2014 22:35

Police media spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana says a special security programme is now being conducted at the counting centres of the Uva Provincial Council Election. Police special task force has been deployed for the security at counting centers.  No person without permission of an authorized officer is allowed to enter the counting centers.  He also said no permission even to loiter in the vicinity of the centres. 

Minister Dalas Alahapperuma says the UPFA would mark a unique victory. PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:40

Minister Dalas Alahapperuma says the Uva provincial council election was held in utmost peaceful manner.  No serious incident has been reported from the end of propaganda campaign at midnight on Wednesday to the completion of voting at 4.00 pm today.  This poll will be reported in history as the most peaceful election in the country. 

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