Sajith Premadasa submits nomination papers

United National Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa handed over his nomination papers to contest the 2019 Presidential election. Premadasa handed over his nomination papers at...

Several independent candidates submit nomination papers

Several independent candidates submitted their nomination papers to the National Elections Commission this morning. The nomination papers were handed over as the time allocated to...

Record 41 candidates place deposits to contest polls

A record 41 candidates have placed deposits to contest the Presidential election next month. The deadline to place the cash deposits ended at 12 noon...

Shivajilingam and Hizbullah enter the Presidential race

Former Northern Provincial Council Tamil National Alliance member M.K. Shivajilingam and former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah have entered the race to become President...

EC partners with FB to monitor misinformation

Election Commission will closely monitoring social media platforms and messaging apps to identify and report pre and post elections violence, voter suppression, and the...

SLFP CC gives President authority to decide

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Central Committee (CC) has decided to give President Maithripala Sirisena the full authority to decide on the stand...

Gotabaya fails to attend multi-party debate

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa failed to attend a multi-party debate staged in Colombo today, which was also attended by the other two main...

Korea grateful to Sri Lanka for support on Korean peninsula issue

Korea is grateful to Sri Lanka for its support on the Korean peninsula issue, the Korean Embassy in Sri Lanka said. The Ambassador of the...

Gotabaya wins case seeking to stop him from contesting

The Court of Appeal today dismissed a petition filed over the citizenship of former Defence Secretary and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential (SLPP) candidate...

Chamal prepares to contest if required

Former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has set the stage to contest the Presidential election, if required. Rajapaksa is to contest as an independent candidate in the...

Petition filed against Presidential election rejected

A petition filed in the Supreme Court against the gazette notification on the 2019 Presidential election has been rejected. Former Galle Mayor Methsiri de Silva...

Police probe letter on social media warning of another attack

The Police have launched an investigation into a letter circulating on social media warning of another 'Easter Sunday' style attack on hotels. The letter had...

UNP convention names Sajith as presidential candidate

The United National Party's special convention concluded at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo today (3) adopting six resolutions. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who is...

Welgama prepared to contest if no SLFP contestant

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama says he will contest the Presidential election if the SLFP does not put forward a contestant. He...

A.S.P. Liyanage makes another attempt to become President

Businessman A.S.P. Liyanage placed his bond at the Election Commission today in another attempt by him to become President. Liyanage, the leader of the Labour...

UK Minister of State holds talks in Sri Lanka

UK Minister of State (Minister for the Commonwealth, the UN and South Asia) and Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict,...

Gota advised to avoid facing the media

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been advised to avoid facing the media. Rajapaksa's spokesman Dullas Alahapperuma said that the former...

UNP says late night talks with MS not on polls

The United National Party (UNP) says late night talks held with President Maithripala Sirisena last night did not focus on the upcoming Presidential elections. UNP...

Twitter, TweetDeck suffer global outage

Twitter Inc said late on Tuesday that the social media website and its dashboard management platform TweetDeck was hit with an outage, with thousands...

Seven-judge bench decides to proceed with case on IGP, Hemasiri

A seven-judge Supreme Court bench has granted leave to proceed with 12 Fundamental Rights (FR) petitions filed against IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence...