Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) states that 45 incidents of post-election violence were reported during the period that ended yesterday (21 Nov) midnight.
Former Minister Harin Fernando says the Sajith Premadasa faction of the UNP will forge ahead with a new leader in the run-up to the general elections.
The CMEV states that 22 incidents of post-election violence have been recorded in the 72 hours since election night (16 November).
Former Minister Ashok Abeysinghe that there is no decision has been taken yet to handover the government to the new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
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.
UNP MP Harin Fernando has quit his Ministerial posts as well as all officwes he holds with the party after the rubbing the party got today at the Presidential poll.
Police are investigating an incident where stones were thrown and shots fired at two buses carrying Muslim voters from Puttam to polling stations in Mannar this morning Nov 16, Police Headquarters said.
The battle between the contestants is also a struggle to replace Sri Lanka's septuagenarian leadership with younger leaders.
It has cost the authorities Rs. 60 million to date to remove posters, banners and cutouts promoting canddiates so far, the police spokesman said.
The National People’s Power (NPP) has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against a Sunday newspaper for allegedly reporting an article with a misleading headline.