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SLFP to remove all MPs who went against party policy – Amaraweera

The SLFP has decided to remove all parliamentarians, provincial councilors and local govt members who went against party policy at the presidential election.


Coomaraswamy to quit as CBSL Governor

Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomarawsamy has decided to call it quits in December for personal reasons.


Massive crowd to meet Sajith at Vauxhall Street

Thousands of party supporters gathered at the Vauxhall Street election of office of the UNP to meet their defeated presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa.


President-elect Gotabaya to swear in today

President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the country's seventh Executive President today at the sacred Ruvanweli Stupa in Anuradhapura.


False news reports: Sumanthiran wants criminal investigation under ICCPR

Lawyers for TNA MP M. A. Sumanthiran wrote to the Acting IGP today requesting an investigation into allegedly false reports printed in three newspapers.


The state of the race: A sprint to a close finish ahead

The race appears to be closer this week with the principle candidates sprinting to the finish. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is said to be ahead and the younger challenger, Sajith Premadasa closing in fast.


Business-friendly AKD pledges coexistence of state and private sectors

Preisdential hopeful Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today that under his presidency, state and private sectors will coexist and contribute equally to growth.


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.


To resolve minority issues, a president needs majority support of majority – SLPP

In order to successfully address minority grievances, a president should have the backing of a majority of the majority community, the SLPP said.


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).


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