Parliamentary Election 2020 - Final Result

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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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Expect post-election tax shocks if SLPP wins, warns JVP leader

The government is doing exactly the very obverse of what it had promised to win the presidential election, therefore people should not take the SLPP’s promises seriously, says the JVP.

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Detained ‘drug smuggler’ cat escapes Sri Lanka prison

A cat detained at Sri Lanka’s main prison while allegedly trying to smuggle drugs and cell phone SIM cards has escaped, media reports said Monday.

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Sri Lanka, first runners-up in World Schools Debating Championship 2020

Canada beat Sri Lanka to win the online World School Debating Championship 2020, while Sri Lanka was named the best ESL (English was a second language) team.

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Sri Lankan public will safeguard the UNP – Ranil

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the United National Party had been in all Parliaments since 1947 and no one will be able to stop its journey.

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Hambantota district will be among four great Commercial Cities – President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that the Hambantota district will be developed as one of ‘Four Multi-dimensional Commercial Cities’ that was expected to be function as International Coordination Centres.

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Coronavirus outbreak in Sri Lanka – 02 August 2020

Latest statistics on the outbreak of Coronavirus / COVID-19 in Sri Lanka for the day 02 August 2020, according to the Health Promotion Bureau.

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