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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 - 13:37
A General election to be held before the Presidential poll,3 representatives for the president leave for Geneva
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President Maithripala Sirisena stated that as a consequence of the uncertainty brewing in the country, a General Election may be held before the Presidential Election.

He was addressing the heads of media institutions at the President House in Colombo this morning.

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed three individuals to represent him at the United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva.

The representatives are to appeal to the UNHRC that Sri Lanka should be permitted to handle its own issues.

parliamentarians Sarath Amunugama and Mahinda Samarasinghe and the Northern Province Governor Suren Raghvan are the three that were selecte to travel to Geneva.

The president went on to say that the National Economic Council is probing the ETI deal and additional complaints could be made to the Presidential Commission if further investigations are necessary.

President Sirisena then reiterated that he would implement the death penalty against convicted drug racketeers despite opposition by any factions.

The president further said that he expects to invest in the latest technology to prevent narcotic rackets in the country.

He also stated that ther have been several complaints from the police that they have been discriminated against , and therefore the entire police force will be under go a restructuring in the near future to address the issue .

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