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