EU satisfied with decisions taken by polls chief

European Union (EU) election observers today said that they were satisfied with the manner in which Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya carried out his duties...

UNP grabs the Badulla District with 5 seats

The United National Party (UNP) has won the most number of seats in the Badulla District in the Uva Province at the 2015 Parliamentary...

UPFA gets most seats in Hambantota District

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secured the most number of seats in the Hambantota District at the 2015 Parliamentary election. The UPFA got 4...

UNP secures 106 seats in new Parliament

The United National Party (UNP) has secured 106 seats in the new Parliament, based on the final results released this evening. According to the final...

Mahinda is confident of win at key election

Former President Mahinda Rajapakse remained confident of securing victory at the Parliamentary elections held today. Mahinda Rajapakse was scheduled to cast his vote at 7.15am but...

UPFA gets most number of votes in Ratnapura

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) got the most number of votes in the Ratnapura District and secured 6 seats during the 2015 Parliamentary election. The UPFA...

Maithripala tells Mahinda he will not be PM

President Maithripala Sirisena has written to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying he will not be made Prime Minister even if the United People's Freedom...

Local election monitors note polls peaceful, fair

Local election monitors said the Parliamentary election held today was the most peaceful and fair in the recent history of the country. Rohana Hettiarchchie, Executive...

ITAK sweeps Jaffna District and secures 5 seats

The Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) won 69.12 % of the votes in the Jaffna district at the 2015 Parliamentary election and secured 5...

Elections Commissioner happy with polls conduct

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that he was happy with the manner in which the Parliamentary election was conducted today. Speaking to reporters at a media...

Mahinda gets over 400,000 votes in Kurunegala

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had got more than 400,000 votes in the Kurunegala District at the 2015 Parliamentary election. Rajapaksa, who contested from Kurunegala under...

Lanka urged to protect voters, party supporters

Authorities in Sri Lanka should ensure that voters have safe and secure access to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections on August 17,...

Mahinda fires back at Maithripala, rejects allegations

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today fired back at President Maithripala Sirisena, rejecting some of the allegations mentioned in a letter the President had sent...

Polls end peacefully, over 70% turnout in most places

The 2015 Parliamentary election ended peacefully today with over 70% turnout recorded in most places and the counting of postal votes has now begun. The...

Wigneswaran maintains his neutral stand

Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran is maintaining his stand to remain neutral at the Parliamentary elections next week. In a media statement released...

Prasanna files complaint with EU observers

Western Province Chief Minister and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate at the Parliamentary election, Prasanna Ranatunga, filed a complaint with European Union (EU) election...

President holds meeting with EU, Commonwealth observers

President Maithripala Sirisena had a meeting today with election observers from the European Union (EU) and the Commonwealth. EU and Commonwealth monitors are in Sri...

Sobitha thero calls for peaceful end to polls

The Chairman of the National Movement for a Just Society, the Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero, today called on the public to ensure a peaceful...

UNP gets most number of votes in Matale

The United National Party (UNP) got the most number of votes in the Matale District and secured 3 seats while the United People's Freedom...

Kalutara goes to the UPFA at Parliament polls

The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has got the most number of votes in the Kalutara District. The UPFA has got 338,801 votes (48.56%) and...