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Buddhist Monks greeting Gotabaya Rajapaksa during the election camaign/SLPP Media

Disenfranchised; voters complain they are off the list

Dozens of people in the Colombo District have been taking to Social Media to complain that although they sent their forms in at the right time, they do not appear on the electoral list and have not received their polling cards.

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.

Seventeen parties join SLPP – led alliance

Seventeen political parties have come together to form a broad alliance anchored by the Sri Lanka Podujana Party to work together for the current Presidential Elections and all future polls, a press release issued by the SLPP Media office stated.

AKD in Kattankudy promises culture of unity and brotherhood

Presidential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday promised a culture of mutual respect and understanding between all ethnic and religious groups.

“Jumping Vasantha” may lose his seat

Polonnaruwa MP Vasantha Senanayake has been expelled from the United National Party for expressly criticizing party Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam confirmed with RepublicNext this morning Oct 30.

Rajapaksas intend to stay in power forever – Ajith P. Perera

Minister Ajith P Perera said the SLPP plans to stay in power forever by purging their opponents after somehow winning the upcoming presidential election.

Deshapriya calls for explanation from Hiru over Fowzie story

The Elections Commission is asking Hiru TV to explain themselves over willfully misinterpreting A H M Fowzie's remarks

Furious Fowzie wants to take Hiru to court

Former Minister and UPFA MP A H M Fowzie says he will take legal action against the Hiru Television network which erroneously reported him saying that to “protect the SLFP Gotabaya Rajapaksa should be killed.”

Mahesh announces his platform

Promising to bring in a new political culture, former Army Commander General Mahesh Senanayake formally launched his campaign for the Presidency in Colombo yesterday, Oct 24. Senanayake says he will heed the people’s need to make government smaller and will limit the Cabinet of Ministers to 20 members. Senanayake’s main slogan is to end “political […]

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