Longest ballot paper for 2019 Presidential election

The 2019 Presidential election will see the longest ballot paper being used with 35 candidates contesting. The National Elections Commission said that the ballot paper...

Four Sri Lankans arrested in UK over links to banned group

Counter terror police in the UK have arrested four Sri Lankans on suspicion of being members of a banned organisation. The Sri Lankan nationals were...

Nagananda Kodituwakku claims he was misled

Attorney-at-law Nagananda Kodituwakku today claimed that he had been misled by the political party which wanted him to contest the Presidential election. Nagananda Kodituwakku had...

Elections Commission says 35 candidates to contest polls

A record 35 candidates handed in their nomination papers on Monday to contest the Presidential election next month. The Elections Commission announced that 35 candidates...

Objection made against two candidates rejected

The National Elections Commission today rejected objections placed against the nomination of two candidates. National Elections Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said that the objections had...

Gotabaya Rajapaksa hands over his nomination papers

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa handed over his nomination papers to contest the 2019 Presidential election at the National Elections Commission...

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...