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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.

Sajith or Gota; who’s ahead in the race

In twelve days’ time, Sri Lankans will go to the polls to choose a new president in what increasingly looks like a very crucial election.

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

No trial for Gota during the campaign

This allows Gotabaya to campaign for the election without the distraction of the trial, and in case he wins and becomes President the case will go into abeyance as the President has automatic immunity from these trials.

Artist Thenuwara threatened following verdict

Professor Chandragupta Thenuwara who was among two petitioners who challenged Gotabaya Rajapaksa's citizenship status is facing numerous threats

PM has no right to summon Govt officials to Temple Trees – G. L.

Accusing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of illegal overreach, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) charged today that the higher echelons of the Yahapalana government had placed undue pressure on law enforcement.

Gota and seven others acquitted in Avant-Garde case

Gotabaya Rajapaksa and seven others who were indicted by the Bribery Commission have been released by the Colombo Chief Magistrate.

Call between Avant-Garde chief & Bribery Com DG will be verified for authenticity – Justice Minister

Justice Minister Thalatha Atukorala said yesterday that the leaked telephone conversation between the Avant-Garde chief and ex-Bribery Com DG will be checked for authenticity.

Gota’s trial may finally begin

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

A Presidential Candidate, the people want: the Sajith Challenge

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera and former President Chandrika Kumaratunga who want devolution of power have to work together to meet the Nationalist challenge posed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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