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Ban Ki-moon wants Sri Lanka to back human rights probe: United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon still wants Sri Lanka to cooperate with the ongoing human rights investigation on Sri Lanka mandated by the UN Human Rights Council despite President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying he will not back the investigation. The President has said he will let local laws to deal with any human rights violators and not agree to a UN probe. Colombo Page, December 24, 2014.

'After 27 years, we gave you an election', says President Mahinda Rajapaksa: President Mahinda Rajapaksa addressing an election campaign rally in Mullaitivu District on December 18 said "After 27 years, we gave you an election. You all elected your members. This election will decide a leader for the country". Speaking further President Rajapaksa said the Government has done a massive amount of work to rebuild the war-torn area and uplift the lives of the people in the North. Among other initiatives to improve their livelihood, the Government has provided self-employment loans for 430 ex-Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) cadres of Mullaitivu, he noted. Colombo Page, December 19, 2014.

73 election violations reported in Sri Lanka within 48 hours: The Election Commissioner's office in Colombo has received 73 complaints of election violations within a 48-hour period up to 7pm on December 8. Except for 9 complaints, all others have taken place outside the capital Colombo. Out of the 73 election violation complaints, 59 were minor complaints and 14 were serious violations such as assault, death threats and shooting. Among the violations in Colombo and suburbs, was the destruction on Western Province Councilor Hirunika Premachandra's cutouts in the Kolonnawa area. Sri Lanka is scheduled to hold Presidential Elections on January 8, 2015. Colombo Page, December 10, 2014.

 

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