The CMEV states that 22 incidents of post-election violence have been recorded in the 72 hours since election night (16 November).
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.
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.
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday that in no other election has the media behaved worse than they have this presidential election.
Propaganda activities for the presidential election to be held on Saturday (16) will come to an end at 12.00 midnight today.
Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa should not accept an eleven-th hour endorsement by President Maithripala Sirisena, UNF MP Hirunika Premachandra said.
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.
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.
“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.
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.