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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.


EU election observation mission launched; 80 observers in total

Thirty long-term observers were deployed in all nine provinces of Sri Lanka this morning as part of a European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM).


80% public transport under AKD

Presidential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake says he wishes to increase public trasport from 52% to 80% under a future JVP-led government.


Rajapakshe backs Rajapaksa

UNF MP Wijayadasa Rajapakshe declared his support for Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa today.


SLPP faults State media for ‘distorting’ Gota’s statement

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today (16) accused the state media of distorting Gotabaya Rajapaksa's statements.


Gota meets the press; high in confidence, short on candour

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.


SLFP and SLPP sign the MoU

The MoU between SLFP and SLPP was signed this morning (10) at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI).


Enter Chamal

Former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa made a cash deposit at the Elections Commission a short while ago as an independent presidential candidate.


Most crowded prez election yet; could cost EC Rs. 5bn

The upcoming presidential election has already turned out to be the most crowded ever in terms of candidates, and is expected to cost the Elections Commission up to Rs. 5 billion.


Gota citizenship issue: There is no case – SLPP

The SLPP is confident that the Court of Appeal will rule in its favour in the ongoing case against Gotabya Rajpaksa's purported dual citizenship.


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