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New probe into CID investigation of Easter attacks ordered

The Acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne has appointed two teams of investigators to look at whether there has been an inte...

March 29, 2020 2 min read

Major changes in polling divisions won by Sirisena in 2015

November 22, 2019 3 min read

More than 40 incidents of post-election violence reported-CMEV

Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) states that 45 incidents of post-election violence were reported during t...

November 22, 2019 1 min read

Our strategy brought Gota to power - Gnanasara

Bodu Bala Sena Chief Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero is taking the credit for the election of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa...

November 20, 2019 2 min read
Over 20 incidents of post-election violence in 72 hours - CMEV

The CMEV states that 22 incidents of post-election violence have been recorded in the 72 hours since election night (16...

Election largely peaceful but held in uneven playing field - EU observers

The EU election observers mission said that though the presidential election was largely peaceful, contestents had to co...

‘Sri Lankan media should self-regulate,’ - Election Observers

Asian Election observers faulted both private and State Media organisations for favouring their chosen candidates during...

November 18, 2019 2 min read

President-elect Gotabaya to swear in today

President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the country's seventh Executive President today at the sacred Ruv...

November 18, 2019 1 min read

Harin Fernando steps down from his posts

UNP MP Harin Fernando has quit his Ministerial posts as well as all officwes he holds with the party after the rubbing t...

November 17, 2019 1 min read

President bids farewell in final address

President Maithripala Sirisena made his final speech as head of state today, vowing to continue his service to the natio...

November 16, 2019 2 min read

Shots fired at buses carrying Muslim voters

Police are investigating an incident where stones were thrown and shots fired at two buses carrying Muslim voters from P...

November 16, 2019 1 min read

Sri Lanka Presidential election 2019 - live

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November 16, 2019 1 min read

Voting begins in crucial poll

The battle between the contestants is also a struggle to replace Sri Lanka's septuagenarian leadership with younger lead...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 16, 2019 3 min read

Removal of posters, banners and cutouts cost Rs 60 million to date -Police

It has cost the authorities Rs. 60 million to date to remove posters, banners and cutouts promoting canddiates so far, t...

November 15, 2019 2 min read

NPP lodges complaint against false report on second preference

The National People’s Power (NPP) has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against a Sunday newspaper ...

November 15, 2019 1 min read

All schools to be closed tomorrow - Mistry of Education

All government schools across the island will be closed tomorrow (15) in view of the presidential election scheduled for...

November 14, 2019 1 min read
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Numerous complaints on the misuse of state buildings and vehicles – TISL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said today (14) that it has recorded complaints of a number of incidents of ...

November 14, 2019 2 min read

Wave of Islamophobia likely after election - Mahesh

Presidential hopeful General Mahesh Senanayake has warned of a resurgence in anti-Muslim sentiment in the country in the...

November 14, 2019 1 min read

False news reports: Sumanthiran wants criminal investigation under ICCPR

Lawyers for TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran wrote to the Acting IGP today requesting an investigation into allegedly false repo...

November 13, 2019 1 min read

US court refers to Gota as dual citizen - Sujeewa

Non-Cabinet Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said today that a US court has referred to presidential hopeful GOtabaya Rajapa...

November 13, 2019 2 min read

Gota will win by 10 per cent margin – Basil

The SLPP expressed its confidence today that candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa will win the upcoming presidential election by...

Nisali De Silva
November 13, 2019 1 min read

Campaigning to end midnight today; final rallies of main candidates in Colombo suburbs

Propaganda activities for the presidential election to be held on Saturday (16) will come to an end at 12.00 midnight to...

November 13, 2019 2 min read

Presidential candidates charged premiums for advertising

Radio, television and newspapers are charging premium rates of 150 to 300 per cent of standard prices from candidates in...

November 13, 2019 2 min read

TISL wants action against politicos using SLAF helicopters

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) yesterday (11) called on the Elections Commission (EC) to take appropriate a...

November 12, 2019 2 min read

Citizens should act wisely in election time – Religions for Responsible Governance

Religions for Responsible Governance, a multireligious body, urged the public today to act wisely and responsibly during...

November 11, 2019 1 min read

Sajith should not accept Sirisena's last-minute support - Hirunika

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa should not accept an eleven-th hour endorsement by President Maithripala Sirisena,...

November 11, 2019 1 min read
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