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The United National Party (UNP) announced today that both major parties of the country; United National Party and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) finally...

Department of Elections has already informed UNP Colombo District candidate Rosy Senanayake that her request for a recount of preferential votes in Colombo District...

Police have arrested 924 persons for election law violations by this morning (August 25). Police Media Unit said police had conducted 334 raids and...

Former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena and four others who were arrested in connection with an alleged assault of an individual, have been remanded in...

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has agreed to form a national government with the United National Party (UNP). The decision was taken at a...

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) convened at 9.00 this morning under its chairman President Maithripala Sirisena. Several decisions regarding the...

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has named former Matara District MP Sunil Handunnetti and former Auditor General Sarachchandra Mayadunne as its nominees to Parliament...

Prime Minister designate and United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe addressed the media today inviting all parties in Parliament to join with him...

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said he would continue to engage in politics and would function as a Member of Parliament. Issuing a statement, the...

European Union who employed an observation mission (EU EOM) to observe the Parliamentary Elections says that although Sri Lanka has an active voter registration...

Sixteen persons have been taken into police custody thus far for violating election laws during the post-election period beginning from 4.00pm on August 17. Police...

The Observer group of the Commonwealth presenting their key findings by observing all aspects related to the General Election held last Monday (17) emphasized...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called up Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to congratulate him on his party's victory in Sri Lankan parliamentary polls, and...

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today called on the new government of Sri Lanka under United National Front (UNF) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe to make...

Incumbent Prime Minister and United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to make a special statement to the media at 11.30am today. He...

United National Party (UNP) Leader and Incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has topped the party's preferential vote list in the Colombo District with 556,600...

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa topped the preferential vote list for the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the Kurunegala District by winning 423,529 votes. Akila...

According to the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE), three persons were injured and admitted to hospital following a clash between supporters of...

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that the party is ready to discharge the duty of the Opposition. Addressing the media this morning in...

Prime Minister and United National Party (UNP) National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in a special statement said that a majority of the country has voted...

  Colombo, Polonaruwa, Trincomalee and Ratnapura were among the districts where the turnout was around 70 per cent in the Sri Lankan parliamentary elections held...

Several foreign wire news providers quoting the AFP report that former president Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat ‘after a good fight’ at the General Elections...

Election Monitoring groups have observed that some candidates who contested yesterday’s election have distributed free liquor in several districts. According to CaFFE Director General...

The election monitoring group; PAFFREL issuing its Election Day report says that the election that took place today was the most peaceful and fair...

The highest number of arrests made by the Police on an election day was reported today. CaFFE has reported that 35 arrested were made...

Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) declared the 2015 General Election the most fair and peaceful election held in recent years. According to Executive Director,...

President Maithripala Sirisena, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), has reportedly sacked as many as 25 members...

Voting at the 2015 General Election concluded at 4.00pm today. No major incidents were reported and the election was held in a largely peaceful...

Six persons were arrested by police for election law violations during the period from 7.00am to 12.00pm today. The arrests were reported from Kuliyapitiya,...

All liquor shops throughout the island will remain closed tomorrow and day after as well, the Excise Department has announced. The Department said the decision...

Voting at the 2015 General Election is continuing at a brisk pace in a peaceful atmosphere. A sizable turnout has been reported from many districts...

In his five-page long letter to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, President Maithripala Sirisena has once again reiterated his position that Rajapaksa would not be...

President Maithripala Sirisena has sent an urgent letter to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today, the President's Media Division announced. President Sirisena has sent the letter...

According to the Department of Government Printing, all printed ballot papers have been handed over to the Elections Commissioner. Some 16 million ballot papers have...

All liquor shops in the country will be closed on Election Day (August 17). The announcement has been made by the Excise Department.

Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka today challenged former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for an open debate on his connections with the defeated terror...

A total of 70,549 Police officers will be deployed for election duty for the upcoming general election, the Police Department reveals. Speaking to the...

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has directed that candidates contesting the upcoming General Election, provincial councilors or local government representatives should not be invited as chief...

The history of the word ‘manifesto’ begins in Italy and the accepted belief is that the word was derived from the Latin ‘manifestum,’ which...

Police have arrested 483 persons over violations of election law up until this evening (August 6). Issuing a media release, Police Headquarters stated 382 persons...

A suspect was arrested and 14,986 illegal handbills belonging to a United National Party (UNP) candidate were recovered after police raided a shop in Kantale...

Minister of Finance Ravi Karunanayake today said that the government has decided to recruit 7500 graduates to fill the vacancies in the public sector...

Two suspects have been arrested by police for allegedly attempting to assault the Batticaloa District Assistant Elections Commissioner. Police identified the two suspects as former...

The family of Siththi Nazeema who died marking the first major act of violence of the General Election – 2015 was given a house...

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna has written to the Commissioner of Elections complaining about a Facebook page which brings wrong information about the party. JVP General Secretary...

The Crusaders for Democracy, a group of former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), on Tuesday urged the Sri Lankan government to...

Police investigations have been launched to apprehend persons who allegedly obstructed the Batticaloa District Assistant Elections Commissioner from carrying out his duties after he went...

The annual Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2015 organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) kicked off at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo...

In the midst of election fever, the 2015 GCE Advanced Level Examination commenced today at 2180 examination centers islandwide. A total of 309,069 candidates...

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