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Sunday September 19th, 2021
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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...

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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...

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

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

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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

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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...

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A leap of courage

Sarath de Alwis

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Gota promises pro-poor program

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Brouhaha at Rupavahini

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

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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

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