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Sri Lanka Presidential Elections


SLPP, SLFP stalwarts to back UNP-led alliance – Harshana Rajakaruna

Some Opposition members who fervently backed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2015 presidential election will support the "broad alliance" led by the United National Party (UNP) in the upcoming presidential polls, UNP MP Harshana Rajakaruna said.


Pohottuwa candidate will bring discipline and security to nation – Former President

The Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP) will present a presidential candidate who can build a disciplined nation and ensure security to all communities, Former President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said.


JO trying to win over minorities by making them feel unsafe – Marikkar

The United National Party (UNP) yesterday accused sections of the main Opposition of harassing minorities to make them feel unsafe in Sri Lanka under the present government.


SLFP and SLPP should put forward a joint candidate for President – Amaraweera

MP Mahinda Amaraweera is warning that if the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna put forward two different candidates for the Presidential elections, the United National Party is likely to win.


19th amendment a curse – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says the 19th Amendment to the Constitution is a curse that created a government with two leaders


UNP to shift gears on 1 July, make Champika, others UNF organisers

With the upcoming presidential elections just months away, the United National Party (UNP) is set to lay the groundwork for its election campaign starting 1 July and, as a first step, organisers will be appointed to both the UNP and the United National Front (UNF), Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.


JVP will field presidential candidate; no decision yet on common alliance – Handunnetti

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) will field a candidate of its own in the upcoming presidential elections, but the party has yet to decide on whether said candidate will be from within its own ranks.


Presidential Election will be on 7 December-President

President Maithripala Sirisena is saying that the next presidential election will be held on 7 December.


Gnanasara Thero’s mother thanks Sirisena

Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thero and his mother met President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday and thanked him for pardoning the controversial Thero.


President Sirisena Dead Man walking?

Maithripala Sirisena, the sixth executive president is the ‘title’ and the subject of this essay.


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