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Poll campaigns peaceful due to restored democracy: President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the current free, fair and peaceful Presidential election campaigns were a  reflection of the strength of democracy in the country.

Sirisena expressed these views after accepting credentials from three new envoys to Sri Lanka at the President’s House in Colombo today (4)

He said democracy was restored due to a broad political transformation that had taken place in the country.

Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic, Rabie Narsh, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Maj Gen Chris Eze, and Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union, Denis Chaibi presented their credentials to the President.

High Commissioner of Nigeria and Ambassador of Lebanon will be based in New Delhi while the EU Ambassador will be based in Colombo.