Results of Sri Lanka Presidential Election 2019 Results of Sri Lanka Presidential Election 2019

284 prison inmates to receive Presidential pardon

Commissioner General of Prisons Bandula Jayasinghe says President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the release of 267 inmates on Presidential Pardon, after the 2019 Presidential Election.

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Over 60,000 police officers, 8,000 CDF deployed to Presidential elections

Sri Lanka Police will deploy 60,175 police officers and Civil Defense Force will deploy 8080 security officers to ensure security for the presidential elections on Saturday, 16th November.

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Ahimsa contests US District Court decision

Slain journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge’s daughter, Ahimsa and her legal team filed a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday

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Be respectful when celebrating victory – Gotabaya

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s presidential contender Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who remained confident of his election victory, has urged the supporters to be respectful when celebrating the victory once the results are officially declared.

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Sajith promises to further boost agricultural sector

New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa yesterday vowed that the Kumbukkan Oya project would be expedited to strengthen the economy of the country’s farmers.

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Citizenship canard won’t hinder Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s victory – Basil

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Campaign leader Basil Rajapaksa yesterday told the final media briefing at Kingsbury, Colombo, that there was absolutely no issue as regards SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Sri Lanka citizenship.

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Concerns over fake news, disinformation ahead of Sri Lanka polls

As candidates made their final pitch, some of their supporters unleashed unambiguously racist posts and fake news-based attacks online – mostly on Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter.

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‘Pad Man’ faces ‘Terminator’ in Sri Lanka vote fight

Sri Lanka’s presidential election on Saturday is turning out to be a showdown between a man offering free sanitary pads and a former soldier dubbed the “Terminator” by his own family.

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Election campaigning to end at midnight today

The curtain will drop at 12.00 midnight today on the hectic and closely fought 44-day propaganda campaign for Saturday‘s presidential election to elect the 7th executive president of Sri Lanka.

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Sajith condemns President’s pardon of Royal Park murderer

NDF Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa yesterday (12) condemned outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to pardon convicted killer Shramantha Jayamaha who was on death row.

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After hiatus, Rajapaksa brothers set to dominate Sri Lanka again

One brother is considered a shoo-in for the job of Sri Lanka’s president in elections this weekend and another is eyeing the prime minister’s post when that election becomes due early next year.

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Gotabaya unveils his dream for educated youth

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said he would attract additional revenue to the country by training 300,000 youth who had passed the GCE O/L and A/L examination, in IT.

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Timeline: Sri Lanka’s rocky history leading up to presidential election

Sri Lanka goes to the polls on Saturday at a time when the economy is growing at its slowest in 18 years, and the tourism industry is still reeling from militant bomb attacks in April.

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Next Sri Lanka President faces major rights challenges – Human Rights Watch

The winner of Sri Lanka’s presidential election on November 16, 2019 will face enormous challenges to deliver justice for past crimes and prevent future abuses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said yesterday.

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Most people on SLPP campaign stage should be behind bars – Anura Kumara

The Presidential election campaign has almost reached its final stage today. You have ample clues to decide on which candidate to support if you look at the behavioural pattern in most election campaign stages.

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Sri Lanka minister slams Facebook over ‘censorship’

A senior Sri Lankan minister accused social media giant Facebook on Monday of censoring comments he made questioning the citizenship of presidential election frontrunner Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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