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Preschools to be free under Sajith

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa promised today to reform preschool education, address malnutrition and revitalise care for the elderly in Sri Lanka, if elected to office.

Sajith blames strikes on Mahinda

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa implied today that Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa may be behind ongoing trade union strike and protest campaigns.

Not opposed to abolishing presidency – Sajith camp

United National Party (UNP) seniors backing Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa in the race to the executive presidency defended their decision yesterday to oppose the 11th hour move to abolish it.

No need for a secret ballot – UNP MP

United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Chandima Gamage said UNP would not need to resort to a secret ballot to select its presidential candidate.

Unproved allegations will not stop Gota from running – G. L.

SLPP Chairman Prof. G. L. Pieris said that no pending cases, local or international, could stop its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa from running for president.

UNF MPs must be allowed to elect preferred UNP candidate – Champika

United National Front (UNF) heavyweight and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) leader Champika Ranawaka said the UNF alliance should select its presidential candidate with a vote among the 106 MPs it represents in Parliament.

Gota will fight global warming – Dullas

The SLPP said today that its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa will take measures to fight the pressing issue of global warming.

No 1 and 2 must work together for UNP to win – Navin

Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake said that, if the party is to win the upcoming presidential election, its top two leaders must work together.

No weakening of state intelligence – Colonne

Former intelligence bigwig Dr. Ajith Colonne yesterday rejected claims of state intelligence being weakened due to the prosecution of a few bad actors.

Parliament adjourned due to no-show from Govt MPs

rliament was adjourned until 17 September today citing a low turnout of Government MPs, forcing the day's sittings to end at 11.45am.

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