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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...

November 10, 2019 2 min read

A leap of courage

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
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 ...

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...

Parliamentary probe failed to identify who was behind Easter attacks-Samarasinghe

SLFP Parliamentarian Mahinda Samarasinghe Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) which probed into Easter attacks has fail...

October 28, 2019 1 min read

Furious Fowzie wants to take Hiru to court

Former Minister and UPFA MP A H M Fowzie says he will take legal action against the Hiru Television network which errone...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 25, 2019 2 min read

True SLFPers are gathering around AKD - Herath

Propaganda Secretary of JVP Vijitha Herath said that the true SLFPers are now gathering around National People's Movemen...

October 25, 2019 2 min read

Gota unveils manifesto: national security, economic prosperity top priorities

Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa unveiled his election manifesto today, with promises made in areas of national s...

October 25, 2019 4 min read

Mahesh announces his platform

October 25, 2019 2 min read

To resolve minority issues, a president needs majority support of majority - SLPP

In order to successfully address minority grievances, a president should have the backing of a majority of the majority ...

Nisali De Silva
October 24, 2019 3 min read

Is Kurunegala losing its multicultural heritage?

Kurunegala once the capital of Lanka, is a city at the crossroads which boasts a rich multi-cultural heritage. However i...

Arjuna Ranawana
October 24, 2019 4 min read

Sajith turned down Premiership many times - Mannapperuma

UNP Parliamentarian State Minister Ajith Mannapperuma says NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa was invited 71 t...

October 24, 2019 2 min read

Gota’s promises on education unrealistic – UNP

(SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's promises on education reform are unrealistic and impractical, UNP MP ...

October 23, 2019 2 min read

Hakeem defends himself against accusations

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Minister Rauff Hakeem says the video clip showing him with terrorist Zaharan Ha...

October 23, 2019 3 min read
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All parties should unite to defeat Gota

The Voice of Citizens (Purawesi handa) organisation urges the NPP and other alternative forces to unite under the umbrel...

Imesh Ranasinghe
October 22, 2019 2 min read

EU election observation mission launched; 80 observers in total

Thirty long-term observers were deployed in all nine provinces of Sri Lanka this morning as part of a European Union Ele...

October 22, 2019 3 min read

US Court dismisses case against Gota over Lasantha killing

A California Court has dismissed the case filed against SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa alleging that he ...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

Army Chief in Gota ad: action against newspaper demanded

Journalist and Political Commentator Kusal Perera is demanding that the Elections Commission take action against the new...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

President’s retirement benefits will cost Rs. 360mn over 20 years - TISL

TISL has urged the Cabinet to immediately reconsider a decision to allow President Maithripala Sirisena to retain his of...

October 22, 2019 2 min read

SLFP Seniors who left are coming back

Senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party stalwarts who dumped their party to gather around the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna may not...

October 21, 2019 2 min read

80% public transport under AKD

Presidential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake says he wishes to increase public trasport from 52% to 80% under a future ...

October 21, 2019 2 min read

"I did it my way," says Fonseka of the war victory

Former Army Commander and current United National Front Member of Parliament Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that dur...

October 19, 2019 2 min read

Amnesty asks next president to repeal PTA

“Sri Lanka’s next president must put human rights at the heart of their policies”, Amnesty International said toda...

October 19, 2019 2 min read

AKD proposes comprehensive plan to reduce poverty

The National People’s Movement Candidate for the Presidency Anura Kumara Dissanayake is saying that rural poverty in t...

October 18, 2019 3 min read
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