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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
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...

Cabinet paper proposing ministers', president's staff confirmation withdrawn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
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Gota will not release convicted soldiers – SLPP

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today (07) said that Gotabaya Rajapaksa did not pledge to release all the soldie...

November 7, 2019 2 min read

Regional Journalists should not be obstructed - FMM

Provincial Correspondents should be allowed to freely report the Presidential Elections without obstruction, the Free Me...

November 7, 2019 2 min read

TNA states reasons for supporting Sajith

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is saying that it has decided to support New Democratic Front presidential candidate S...

November 7, 2019 2 min read

If Gota wins the US will have two First Ladies - Mangala

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said that the in the unlikely event of Gotabaya Rajapaksa winning the presidenti...

Imesh Ranasinghe
November 7, 2019 3 min read

Prespoll2019: First shots fired in anger

Police are investigating after bodyguards escorting Parliamentarian S B Dissanayake opened fire at a group trying to obs...

November 7, 2019 1 min read

Gota will suspend agreements signed during campaign - SLPP

Once in power, Gotabaya Rajapaksa will suspend the agreements signed by the present Government if those agreements are s...

November 6, 2019 2 min read

Hunger strike against the signing of MCC agreement called off

The hunger strike carried out against signing of Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement has been called off.

November 6, 2019 1 min read

NDF has decided to boycott Hiru-Marikkar

UNF Parliamentarian S.M. Marikkar said that NDF has decided to boycott the political programs and advertisements to Hiru...

November 6, 2019 1 min read

CMEV demands that NEC address disenfranchisement

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) is demanding that the National Election Commission address complaints...

November 6, 2019 2 min read

CMEV probing missing names in electoral lists

Election watchdog the Center for Monitoring Election Violence is investigating claims by residents of Colombo that local...

Yakuta Dawood
November 5, 2019 1 min read