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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 (21 Nov) midnight.

Major changes in polling divisions won by Sirisena in 2015

Presidential Election 2019 which was held last Saturday (16 Nov) shows a significant change in voting patterns when compared to the 2015 election in many Polling divisions which were won last time by Maithripala Sirisena. In the Gampaha district which had the most number of registered voters of 1,751,892 and out which 1,443,800 were valid […]

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 movement he and a few others began to unite Sinhala Buddhists has borne fruit.

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 field.

‘Sri Lankan media should self-regulate,’ – Election Observers

Asian Election observers faulted both private and State Media organisations for favouring their chosen candidates during the elections and suggested they should self-regulate themselves.

President-elect Gotabaya to swear in today

President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the country's seventh Executive President today at the sacred Ruvanweli Stupa in Anuradhapura.

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 the party got today at the Presidential poll.

Sri Lanka Presidential election 2019 – live

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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 nation.

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