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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 Puttam to polling stations in Mannar this morning Nov 16, Police Headquarters said.


Law to stop corruption in sports in Parliament on Monday

Parliament will have a Special Sitting on Monday, Nov 11 November to debate a Bill on Prevention of Offences in Sports an important proposed law to crack down on corruption in sports.


Brouhaha at Rupavahini

Senior Rupavahini Corporation officials last night complained to the Cinnamon Gardens police in Colombo after staff objected to the presence of police officers and Election Commission staff inside the Master Control room (MCR) of the station.


Prespoll2019: First shots fired in anger

Police are investigating after bodyguards escorting Parliamentarian S B Dissanayake opened fire at a group trying to obstruct his vehicle at Ginigathhena around 7.30 pm yesterday, Nov 6.


Sajin Vass alleges death threats

Former Member of Parliament Sajin Vass Gunewardena has lodged a complaint at Police headquarters against his former boss Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa alleging that the former President has threatened him and his family with death.


Clarify your promise to pardon jailed soldiers – Sandhya

Sandhya Ekneligoda the wife of missing Journalist Prageeth Ekneligoda is asking SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to give more details as to how he is planning to pardon imprisoned army officers.


CMEV probing missing names in electoral lists

Election watchdog the Center for Monitoring Election Violence is investigating claims by residents of Colombo that local officials have crossed their names off electoral lists effectively denying them the vote at the upcoming Presidential and Parliamentary elections.


Campaign spending by contestants can reach a whopping Ten Billion – CMEV

The Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) said that according to their estimation the total spending by all candidates for the presidential campaign could reach Rs 10 billion by election day.


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 erroneously reported him saying that to “protect the SLFP Gotabaya Rajapaksa should be killed.”


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 was responsible for the extra-judicial killing of Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge.


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