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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 today.


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 upcoming Presidential polls.


TISL wants action against politicos using SLAF helicopters

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) yesterday (11) called on the Elections Commission (EC) to take appropriate action against the politicians using the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopters for transport to and from campaign rallies.


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 the upcoming presidential election.


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, UNF MP Hirunika Premachandra said.


Cabinet paper proposing ministers’, president’s staff confirmation withdrawn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cabinet paper proposing confirmation of appointments made to various ministers' and the president's personal staff was withdrawn a short while ago.


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 said to be ahead and the younger challenger, Sajith Premadasa closing in fast.


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 has renounced his United States citizenship within three days.


A leap of courage

Candidate Sajith Premadasa made a critically concise, piercingly persuasive statement on Thursday, just nine days before the final faceoff.  “The common hope of the entire country is how to change this rotten, corrupt political and societal system” He added “I will appoint a new, first-time Prime Minister who will be endorsed by the majority,”  Why […]


Gota promises pro-poor program

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has announced several pro-poor measures in a series of rallies held in various parts of the country. “We will ensure every poor family receives, free of charge, a bag of nutritious foodstuff as well as a government job for one member of the family,” he told the […]


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