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.
The battle between the contestants is also a struggle to replace Sri Lanka's septuagenarian leadership with younger leaders.
It has cost the authorities Rs. 60 million to date to remove posters, banners and cutouts promoting canddiates so far, the police spokesman said.
The National People’s Power (NPP) has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against a Sunday newspaper for allegedly reporting an article with a misleading headline.
All government schools across the island will be closed tomorrow (15) in view of the presidential election scheduled for Saturday (16).
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said today (14) that it has recorded complaints of a number of incidents of public resources being misused during the election period.
Presidential hopeful General Mahesh Senanayake has warned of a resurgence in anti-Muslim sentiment in the country in the wake of the coming election.
Lawyers for TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran wrote to the Acting IGP today requesting an investigation into allegedly false reports printed in three newspapers.
Non-Cabinet Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said today that a US court has referred to presidential hopeful GOtabaya Rajapaksa as being a dual citizen.
The SLPP expressed its confidence today that candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa will win the upcoming presidential election by a margin of at least ten per cent.