Certain parties are trying to gain the upper hand in the upcoming election by spreading rumours about incidents relating to national security, said CaFFE.
Executive Director of People’s Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) Rohana Hettiarachchi said that they have set up two teams tasked with monitoring online content on social media to curb the spread of hate speech, fake news and racism during the Presidential Election period.
In his first-ever press conference, amid increasingly embarrassing allegations of evading the media, presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa fielded questions today on his vision for the country as well as his performance and track record as Defence Ministry Secretary.
The General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Dayasiri Jayasekara said the so-called Organisation to protect SLFP is simply working according to a contract given to them by the UNP.
Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa called for a rational, meritocratic approach to governance, addressing an AmCham-organised forum last week.
I would have liked to see Sajith Premadasa run for the presidency as the leader of the party, said Minister Navin Dissanayake at Nuwara Eliya yesterday (13 Oct).
While these base votes are more or less guaranteed, says Senaratne, the remaining 17% floating may decide the outcome of the election.
A heated argument erupted in Parliament yesterday between government and opposition MPs over an alleged handing out of jobs during an election.
Time is running out for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna to form an alliance and select a common candidate for the Presidential election according to the SLFP's Weerakumara Dissanayake.