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The forthcoming local government polls described as a decisive voter decision as to whether the country is to move forward or plunge back into corruption and violence.

The forthcoming local government polls have been described as a decisive voter decision, as to whether the country is to move forward or plunge back into corruption and violence. Minister of Media, Mangala Samaraweera, reminiscing the completion of three years of the consensus government that came into power through a rainbow revolution that brought about justice to society, points out the many victories the country has obtained. Issuing a statement he however cautioned that there are many more challenges the country needs to surmount in its way forward. He pointed out that the forthcoming local government polls is a deciding factor as to whether we are to build upon the strengths and traditions of democracy or whether we are to tear down all that we have attained so far. It is also a decision on whether we are to enjoy freedom or whether we are to shrink in fear of 'one family' and its various associates. The Minister points out that at this election, voters need to exercise their franchise with a clear mindset and a far-sighted perception. He added that although this election may be viewed as a 'small election' it has the potential to be an impact on future elections.