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Sri Lanka Presidential Elections


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.


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.


SLFP not interested in Presidential poll aims to win Parliament -Sirisena

Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to form the “next government of this country in 2020,” by focusing on the Parliamentary General elections due next year, and not on the Presidential elections in the next few weeks.


Sajith UNP’s “Best Actor” – Gamage

Calling United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa the party's "best actor", UNP backbencher MP Chandima Gamage said that Premadasa is the most popular politician in the party.


Supreme Court hears crucial submissions over elections tomorrow

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear oral and written submissions tomorrow 23 Aug, as to whether the Provincial Council elections can be held under the former system or needs to be held under new laws.


UNP questions Gota’s candidacy given ongoing court cases

Questioning the suitability of former Defence Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to run for president, the United National Party (UNP) said today that the Elections Commission will look into court cases filed against him in Sri Lanka and abroad.


Provincial polls before the Presidential elections, Govt’s last trump – GL

The Government has done everything possible to stop holding provincial council elections for two years and it now goes to the Court to hold it before the presidential elections as it fears the latter, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP ) President Prof G.L Peiris said.


AKD promises “clean politics” in 2020 Presidency race

Laying out a people-first platform that rejects the current corrupt political culture, the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake accepted the nomination of the National People’s Power (NPP) coalition for the upcoming Presidential Election in Colombo today Aug 18.


Don’t insult national security-President

President Maithripala Sirisena has called on all to refrain from making statements that are inappropriate and insulting to the national security of the country.


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