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Friday June 18th, 2021
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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 intentional keeping back of eviden...

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Major changes in polling divisions won by Sirisena in 2015

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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 the period that ended yesterday...

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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, saying the political movemen...

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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).

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 compete in an uneven playing fie...

Sri Lanka Presidential election 2019 - live

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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

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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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