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Stars to decide NPC elections date

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse has said that the date for the Northern Provincial Council elections will be set in consultation with his astrologer, during a ceremony where he handed previously Tamil land over to Sinhalese settlers.

“My astrologer gives me a winning time and I will decide on the basis on what he says,” the President said at an event in Manal Aru, Mullaitheevu.

Rajapakse was in Manal Aru to handover land deeds to 3,000 Sinhalese farmers and their families in the area, which was formerly inhabitated by Tamils.

Manal Aru was renamed by the government into Weli Oya, as it is continuing to colonise the region with Sinhalese families.

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