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Storm over Army Chief appearing in Gota advertisement

A potential political firestorm is brewing over the current Army Commander Lt Gen Shavendra Silva appearing in an advertisement carried in the weekend newspapers endorsing the candidacy of Gotabaya Rajapaksa.


SLPP faults State media for ‘distorting’ Gota’s statement

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today (16) accused the state media of distorting Gotabaya Rajapaksa's statements.


Gota and Mahinda betrayed soldiers on war crime by denying leading the war-Harshana

UNP Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna says although the Rajapaksa brothers Gotabaya and Mahinda are ready to take the credit for the war victory, they betrayed the troops by refusing to take responsibility of the alleged war crimes saying that they did not lead the army during the war.


Presidential poll results will be delayed – Deshapriya

The cumbersome task of counting outsized ballots will delay the final announcement of the results of the forthcoming Presidential Election, the Chief Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said today Oct 16, exactly a month before the poll.


PAFFREL to monitor social media for election violations

Executive Director of People’s Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) Rohana Hettiarachchi said that they have set up two teams tasked with monitoring online content on social media to curb the spread of hate speech, fake news and racism during the Presidential Election period.


Gota meets the press; high in confidence, short on candour

In his first-ever press conference, amid increasingly embarrassing allegations of evading the media, presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa fielded questions today on his vision for the country as well as his performance and track record as Defence Ministry Secretary.


Dismissal of Petition no bar on Police probe into Gotabaya’s citizenship

The dismissal of the Petition challenging the citizenship status of Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa does not bar the Police investigation relating to the issuance of a Dual Citizenship Certificate


Politicians remain cynical about killing the messenger

Gotabaya Rajapaksa at his first Press Conference as a Presidential Candidate was asked whether the White Van culture that existed during the past regime would come back if he becomes President.


SLFP breakaway group sponsored by UNP -Dayasiri

The General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Dayasiri Jayasekara said the so-called Organisation to protect SLFP is simply working according to a contract given to them by the UNP.


Candidate Monk complains to CaFFE over fake FB post

Presidential Candidate Battaramulle Seelarathana Thero has informed the Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) yesterday (14 Oct) that posts shared on social media purporting to be his election manifesto are false.


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