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Parties with vested interests spreading bomb rumours – CaFFE

Certain parties are trying to gain the upper hand in the upcoming election by spreading rumours about incidents relating to national security, said CaFFE.


Gotabaya’s VAT reduction will be disastrous – Mangala

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera said that if Gotabaya Rajapaksa's tax reforms are implemented the country will face bankruptcy like Greece or Venezuela.


Gota and Mahinda betrayed soldiers on war crime by denying leading the war-Harshana

UNP Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna says although the Rajapaksa brothers Gotabaya and Mahinda are ready to take the credit for the war victory, they betrayed the troops by refusing to take responsibility of the alleged war crimes saying that they did not lead the army during the war.


PAFFREL to monitor social media for election violations

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.


SLFP breakaway group sponsored by UNP -Dayasiri

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.


Candidate Monk complains to CaFFE over fake FB post

Presidential Candidate Battaramulle Seelarathana Thero has informed the Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) yesterday (14 Oct) that posts shared on social media purporting to be his election manifesto are false.


Breakaway SLFP group backs Sajith

A youth group calling themselves the "organisation to protect SLFP" says it will formally back the New Democratic Front candidate Sajith Premadasa at the Presidential elections.


Upcountry Tamil voters are with us – Navin

Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake is confident that although Arumugam Thondaman and his party are supporting Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Tamil voters of the hill-country will only vote for Sajith Premadasa.


Mammoth crowd for Sajith’s inaugural rally

A huge crowd that filled every inch of the Galle Face Green joined in launching the campaign of New Democratic Front (DNF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa on Thursday (10 Oct). The proceedings of the rally proper were preceded by a musical performance by popular band Sahara Flash. Many hundreds gathered at the Green danced to […]


Over 40 election complains reported to EC in 24 hours

The National Election Complaint Management Centre (NECMC) has received 46 elections complains during the 24 hour period that ended on Tuesday 8 Oct 4.30 p.m., Election Commission said yesterday (9 Oct).


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