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...

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...

UPFA tops votes in the Matara District

The United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has secured the most number of seats in the Matara District at the 2015 Parliamentary election. The UPFA got 250,...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

UNP takes the Trincomalee District at the polls

The United National Party (UNP) has secured the most number of votes in the Trincomalee District, according to the final district results released by...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Ranil tops Colombo with over 500,000 votes

United National Party (UNP) leader and Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe has topped the Colombo preferential votes list at the 2015 Parliamentary election, with...

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...

Ranil hails “free and fair” Parliamentary election

United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wikremesinghe today hailed the conduct of a "free and fair" Parliamentary election. "For the first time we are having...

Issues over ink used to mark fingers of voters

Election monitors had received a number of reports related to the ink used to mark fingers of voters. There were complaints of the ink...