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No decision yet to handover the government to Gota-Ashok

Former Minister Ashok Abeysinghe that there is no decision has been taken yet to handover the government to the new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.


Coexistence has been ruined by politics – Patali

The country which was on the path to reunification has been divided by the politics of this election, former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said today.


President bids farewell in final address

President Maithripala Sirisena made his final speech as head of state today, vowing to continue his service to the nation.


Sirisena explains Royal Park pardon amid protest

President Maithripala Sirisena's explanation for pardoning Shramantha Jude Jayamaha left more qeustions than answers as criticism mounted over the move.


President’s office refutes JVP claim of huge allocation

Presidential Secretariat denies the allegations made by JVP MP Vijitha Herath on Friday (25 Oct) that Rs 800 million have been allocated for the future activities of President Sirisena.


Sirisena leaves for Japan

President Maithripala Sirisena has left for Japan this morning (21) on an official visit, the President’s Media Division (PMD) said.


SLFP yields

The SLFP formally announced its decision today to back the candidate of its biggest breakaway faction-turned rival party yet, in the upcoming presidential election.


SLFP to back Gota; Sirisena steps down as party leader

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party will support the candidacy of Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential election as President Maithripala Sirisena steps down from the party’s Chairmanship for the duration of the poll,


It’s official: Sajith is UNP candidate for President

Ending months of speculation and heated debates, the UNP formally named its Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as its presidential candidate a short while ago.


Hakeem violated Cabinet secrecy not President-Dayasiri

Dayasiri Jayasekara said that it was Minister Rauff Hakeem who revealed about the cabinet meeting to the media and told that it was the Prime Minister who brought the proposal to the cabinet and not President Sirisena.


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