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Business-friendly AKD pledges coexistence of state and private sectors

Preisdential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today that under his presidency, state and private sectors will coexist and contribute equally to growth.


CBK has no interest in protecting SLFP – Weerakumara

The SLFP distanced itself from former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga's decision to support presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa today.


MCC agreement making headlines again

The controversial MCC compact is in the news again, with both Government and Opposition MPs reacting to reports that its signing is imminent.


Tensions high at Election Commission over difference of opinion

A tense moment arose at an Election Commission press briefing today as the Election Commissioner publicly disagreed with a Member of the Commission.


Not bound to honour any agreements signed before 16 Nov-Sajith

NDF Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa is saying that he is not bound to honour any agreements that were signed by the current or former governments.


Gota unveils manifesto: national security, economic prosperity top priorities

Presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa unveiled his election manifesto today, with promises made in areas of national security and economic prosperity.


To resolve minority issues, a president needs majority support of majority – SLPP

In order to successfully address minority grievances, a president should have the backing of a majority of the majority community, the SLPP said.


EU election observation mission launched; 80 observers in total

Thirty long-term observers were deployed in all nine provinces of Sri Lanka this morning as part of a European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM).


President’s retirement benefits will cost Rs. 360mn over 20 years – TISL

TISL has urged the Cabinet to immediately reconsider a decision to allow President Maithripala Sirisena to retain his official residence upon retirement.


Gota’s UNHRC comments: Mangala fires back

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera attempted to set the record straight today on presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's remarks on Sri Lank'as human rights commitments.


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