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Sri Lankan government denies using state resources to skew poll

ca.reuters.com — By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's government has denied allegations made by a group of independent monitors that it is using state resources to give an unfair advantage to President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is running for an unprecedented third term in next month's election.

Sri Lankan government denies using state resources to skew poll

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Nita Bhalla A man cycles past St. James Church and a poster of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa which reads ''May you live a long life'' in Jaffna June 6, 2014. The seven observer groups, some of which are funded by foreign non-governmental organizations, on Thursday raised concerns that the ruling party was exploiting public services and employees and that the police were ignoring complaints.

Sri Lanka president, challenger sign up for expected tight January election

Sri Lanka president, challenger sign up for expected tight January election

reuters.com — Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte 1 of 3. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa gestures as he speaks during a news conference at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo November 17, 2013. The election commissioner approved 19 nominations to contest the poll, which Rajapaksa - president since 2005 - called early with an eye to winning an unprecedented third term.

Maldives declares state of crisis as it faces water shortage

reuters.com — The Maldives has appealed for aid from India, Sri Lanka, the United States and China. About 100,000 people in Male, the capital, have been left without safe water to drink from the tap, according to Mohamed Shareef, a government minister.

Blatter denies responsibility for Qatar workers' welfare

in.reuters.com — COLOMBO (Reuters) - FIFA is not responsible for the working conditions of labourers helping to build stadiums for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar, the president of world soccer's governing body Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.

FIFA president denies responsibility for Qatar workers' welfare

torontosun.com — FIFA is not responsible for the working conditions of labourers helping to build stadiums for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar, the president of world soccer's governing body Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.

Blatter denies responsibility for Qatar workers' welfare

dailymail.co.uk — COLOMBO, Dec 2 (Reuters) - FIFA is not responsible for the working conditions of labourers helping to build stadiums for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar, the president of world soccer's governing body Sepp Blatter said on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges government not to use pope's visit to help election campaign

mobile.reuters.com — Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges government not to use pope's visit to help election campaign By Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka's Catholic Church has urged the government not to use a forthcoming visit by Pope Francis to help its re-election campaign after media reported posters had appeared depicting the pontiff blessing President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka's Catholic Church urges government not to use pope's visit to help election campaign

reuters.com — Rajapaksa is seeking an unprecedented third term in a snap poll on Jan. 8, just days before the pope is due to visit Sri Lanka. Ravaya, a local Sinhala paper, published over the weekend a photograph of a campaign poster that had superimposed photos of the president and the pope to depict them smiling at one other with the caption: "Blessings of the Holy Father; You are our president, victory for you."
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