Trinco under heavy security for Rajapakse election visit

[TamilNet, Saturday, 12 March 2011, 14:45 GMT]
Trincomalee town has been put on red alert from Friday for the forthcoming visit of Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse who is scheduled to address an election rally on Sunday morning in the Trincomalee McHeyzer Stadium in support of the ruling United peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) contesting the Trincomalee urban Council. Roads leading to the McHeyzer Stadium are under heavy checking by army and police personnel. Vehicles and other mode of transports are stopped and checked by security personnel, sources in Trincomalee said.

Six political parties, Ilankai Tami Arasu Katchchi (ITAK), United National Party(UNP), United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA), Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna(JVP), All Ceylon Tamil Front (ACTF) and Tamil Makkal Viduthalai Pulikal (TMVP), and two independent groups are contesting for the Trincomalee UC.

The Trincomalee UC till its dissolution was controlled by the ITAK.It won 9 of the 12 seats at the last election.

Meanwhile, the ITAK is to hold its final election on March 13 Sunday evening at Trincomalee Muttukumaraswamy Kovil grounds.


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