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Presidential Elections 2020

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.

SLFP Seniors who left are coming back

Senior Sri Lanka Freedom Party stalwarts who dumped their party to gather around the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna may not get a seat at the head table if Gotabaya does win.

“I did it my way,” says Fonseka of the war victory

Former Army Commander and current United National Front Member of Parliament Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that during the final years of the separatist war he took all the strategic and battlefield decisions himself and did not take directions from anyone.

Amnesty asks next president to repeal PTA

“Sri Lanka’s next president must put human rights at the heart of their policies”, Amnesty International said today (18)

AKD proposes comprehensive plan to reduce poverty

The National People’s Movement Candidate for the Presidency Anura Kumara Dissanayake is saying that rural poverty in the country is being exacerbated by increasing debt and a comprehensive plan is needed to solve this major issue.

If Sajith wishes to win

Presidential elections are about the candidate. The party is incidental to the process. That explains the curious, yet, familiar phenomenon of candidates creating or structuring parties in their own image during presidential elections.

Elections Commission warns Media about bias

The Elections Commission is exasperated by the behaviour of the Media during this Presidential election campaign, but prefers to change matters through persuasion and consensus

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.

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.

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

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