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Over 20 incidents of post-election violence in 72 hours – CMEV

The CMEV states that 22 incidents of post-election violence have been recorded in the 72 hours since election night (16 November).


‘Sri Lankan media should self-regulate,’ – Election Observers

Asian Election observers faulted both private and State Media organisations for favouring their chosen candidates during the elections and suggested they should self-regulate themselves.


Coexistence has been ruined by politics – Patali

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.


Worst media behaviour in election history – Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday that in no other election has the media behaved worse than they have this presidential election.


Campaigning to end midnight today; final rallies of main candidates in Colombo suburbs

Propaganda activities for the presidential election to be held on Saturday (16) will come to an end at 12.00 midnight today.


Sajith should not accept Sirisena’s last-minute support – Hirunika

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa should not accept an eleven-th hour endorsement by President Maithripala Sirisena, UNF MP Hirunika Premachandra said.


Will hold international aid conventions in North and East-Sajith

NDF Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa told a rally Jaffna this evening (8 Nov) that he will hold two international aid conventions to accelerate development for the Eastern and Northern Provinces.


SB’s bodyguards to face identification parade on Monday

Hatton Magistrate J. Stroski has ordered to produce the two bodyguards of parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake who opened fire at a certain group of individuals to an identification parade on 11 Nov.


Sajith promises to appoint a “new first time Prime Minister.”

“While Sri Lankan citizens are on the brink of hope, stranded in a stagnant economy and their livelihoods threatened by climate change, the old politics continues while a dangerous new, undemocratic or anti-democratic political option has arisen,” he warned.


If Gota wins the US will have two First Ladies – Mangala

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said that the in the unlikely event of Gotabaya Rajapaksa winning the presidential election on 16 Nov, Sri Lanka will have a president who is a US citizenship and will have the only other American first lady in the world other Melania Trump.


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