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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...

November 19, 2019 2 min read

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...

November 18, 2019 3 min read

‘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
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...

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...

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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Cabinet paper proposing ministers', president's staff confirmation withdrawn

A cabinet paper proposing confirmation of appointments made to various ministers' and the president's personal staff was...

November 11, 2019 1 min read

The state of the race: A sprint to a close finish ahead

The race appears to be closer this week with the principle candidates sprinting to the finish. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is sai...

Arjuna Ranawana
November 10, 2019 6 min read

Monk demands proof Gota has renounced US citizenship

A Buddhist Monk, Dr. Inguruwatte Sumangala Thero is demanding that the SLPP Presidential Candidate furnish proof that he...

November 10, 2019 2 min read

A leap of courage

Sarath de Alwis
November 10, 2019 8 min read

Gota promises pro-poor program

November 10, 2019 2 min read

Will hold international aid conventions in North and East-Sajith

NDF Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa told a rally Jaffna this evening (8 Nov) that he will hold two international...

November 8, 2019 1 min read

Will not give land rights to the US through MCC – AKD

The National People’s Movement (NPM) presidential candidate MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that his party will not l...

November 8, 2019 2 min read

Over 3000 complaints lodged over the Presidential poll

A total of 3083 complaints have been lodged on the upcoming presidential election from October 08 to November 06, the El...

November 8, 2019 1 min read

Brouhaha at Rupavahini

Senior Rupavahini Corporation officials last night complained to the Cinnamon Gardens police in Colombo after staff obje...

November 8, 2019 2 min read

Business-friendly AKD pledges coexistence of state and private sectors

Preisdential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today that under his presidency, state and private sectors will coexi...

Himal Kotelawala
November 7, 2019 4 min read