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Presidential Elections 2020


Record number of candidates for Presidency

Forty-one aspirants have made deposits to contest the election for a post that has lost the sweeping executive power the Presidency has had since the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed after the 2015 election.


Will Gota be stateless by Friday?

The Appeal Court is due to rule on a Writ Application this Friday to obtain an interim order to quash the citizenship issued to Presidental aspirant Gotabaya Rajapaksa


Mahesh Senanayake is NPM Candidate

Recently retired Army Commander General Mahesh Senanayake has joined the slate of “outlier” Presidential Candidates by accepting the nomination of the Sarvodaya-backed National People’s Movement.


ULF to back AKD

The LSSP, the Communist Party and the Democratic Left Front will back the JVP-led alliance fielding Anura Kumara Dissanayake for the Presidency


SLFP puts on a show of unity

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party put on a show of unity this morning 26 Sept at the 60th Commemoration of their founder S W R D Bandaranaike at Horagolla in Attanagalle.


UNP Presidential Candidate to be announced this week

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya likely to be the compromise candidate to avoid a vote over a possible nominee at the Working Committee stage and risk splitting the party


Premadasa, Père et fils

A reminder of how President Ranasinghe Premadasa used the unfettered power of the Executive Presidency to build a patronage culture and is that what his son wants to do as well?


Gota’s trial may finally begin

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been ducking and weaving filing numerous petitions before several courts to delay the misappropriation trial.


SLFP not interested in Presidential poll aims to win Parliament -Sirisena

Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to form the “next government of this country in 2020,” by focusing on the Parliamentary General elections due next year, and not on the Presidential elections in the next few weeks.


Won’t allow SLFP to be absorbed by any party – Amaraweera

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will once again prove to be a decisive force in Sri Lanka's political future and will soon become the biggest party in the country, SLFP Vice President Mahinda Amaraweera said.


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