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Numerous complaints on the misuse of state buildings and vehicles – TISL

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) said today (14) that it has recorded complaints of a number of incidents of public resources being misused during the election period.

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.

Regional Journalists should not be obstructed – FMM

Provincial Correspondents should be allowed to freely report the Presidential Elections without obstruction, the Free Media Movement said in a statement today Nov 7.

Is Kurunegala losing its multicultural heritage?

Kurunegala once the capital of Lanka, is a city at the crossroads which boasts a rich multi-cultural heritage. However in recent months it has been torn by racism.

The SLFP is in deep crisis

"SLFP “is in the mood to extinct itself. It is facing a crisis and this leadership cannot find a way out.”

The mysterious emergence of the abolition debate

Is there a "conspiracy" behind the sudden re-emergence of the debate over the Executive Presidency less than two-months to polling day?

SLPP-SLFP talks: progress depends on MR-MS meeting

Future negotiations for an electoral alliance between the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party will depend on on a deal President Maithripala Sirisena and the Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa could agree on.

What effect will the JVP candidate have on the Presidential poll?

Anura Kumara Dissanayake the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leader who is the latest entrant to the Presidential race is taking aim at the middle-class Sri Lankan in an outside bid to win the country’s top political job.