Parliamentary Election 2020 - Final Result

Strong mandate to fulfill ‘Vision for Prosperity’ – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday said the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has recorded a resounding victory at the 2020 General Election according to the results issued by the Election Commission.

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Police security provided to Sirikotha

With the release of the General Election results, special Police protection has been accorded to UNP Headquarters Sirikotha with effect from yesterday (6) afternoon, Police sources said.

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No need to change UNP leader – Vajira

There was no need for any major changes to be made in the UNP, former MP Vajira Abeywardena yesterday said, addressing the media at Sirikotha.

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Around 90 houses damaged in Homagama due to strong winds

Around 90 houses in Homagama were damaged following gale force winds that blew across the area on Thursday morning (Aug 6), Homgama Divisional Secretariat said.

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A strong, talented new Cabinet – President

The new Cabinet of Ministers would be set up with a group of talented Parliamentarians who would be elected at the General Election 2020 to drive the country forward on the path of development, assured President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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General Election 2020: Overall voter turnout 71% – EC

The overall voter turnout for the General Election 2020 stood at 71 per cent, Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said a short while ago.

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“SF Lokka” shot dead in Anuradhapura

Leading underworld figure Eron Ranasinghe alias ‘SF Lokka’ was shot dead this morning at the Dahaiyagama in Anuradhapura, police said.

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Police permitted to fire, if need arises – SSP Senaratne

Police are permitted to use their weapons during the Election period if a need arises, Police Media Spokesman SSP Jaliya Senaratne said.

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Sri Lanka goes to the polls as coronavirus risk recedes

Sri Lankans go to polls on Wednesday to elect a new parliament in an election that the party of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is widely expected to win.

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General Election 2020 voting begins

Voting for the General Election-2020 commenced a short while ago at 12,985 polling stations island-wide with 16,263,885 eligible voters.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 04 August 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 04 August 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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13 Police Narcotic Bureau officers further remanded

The 13 Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) officers who were arrested for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking have been further remanded until August 18 by the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court.

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Sub-Inspector arrested over involvement in evidence fabrication

Another police officer has been arrested for his alleged involvement in former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Shani Abeysekara’s forging of evidence pertaining to a firearms case.

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Indian Police confirm Angoda Lokka’s death

Coimbatore police on Sunday confirmed the death, in the city, of Sri Lanka’s underworld kingpin Angoda Lokka. One man and two women, including a Sri Lankan national, were arrested for allegedly forging identity papers for the wanted criminal and cremating him in Madurai after his death on July 3.

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New Parliament to meet on August 20

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has summoned the new Parliament to meet on 20th August, 2020 (Thursday) following the General Election tomorrow, August 5th.

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Premalal Jayasekara eligible to vote

Election Commission (EC) sources said there was no hindrance for SLPP Ratnapura District Candidate Premalal Jayasekara, who was handed a death sentence by the Ratnapura High Court on 31 July, to cast his vote at the General Election.

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