Namal gets more than Sajith in Hambantota

United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentary candidate Namal Rajapaksa secured more votes than United National Party (UNP) candidate Sajith Premadasa in the preferential votes...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 takes Pollonaruwa with over 50% of votes

The United National Party (UNP) got the most number of votes in the Pollonaruwa District and secured 3 seats. The UNP got 118,845 votes (50.26%) while...

Galle goes blue as the UPFA gets 6 seats

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has got 6 seats in the Galle District at the Parliamentary election as opposed to 4 by 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...