I exchanged 42 letters with Prabhakaran: CBK

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said today that after being elected president, she had exchanged 42 letters on various matters of peace with the LTTE leader Prabhakaran and that she would make them public in the future.

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Election campaigning to end at midnight today

The curtain will drop at 12.00 midnight today on the hectic and closely fought 44-day propaganda campaign for Saturday‘s presidential election to elect the 7th executive president of Sri Lanka.

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NPP assures Tamil people their language identity

National Peoples’ Power (NPP) presidential candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday assured northern people that they would create a situation where Tamil people would be able to learn and deal with the government in their mother tongue.

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If Prez keen to make a statement, best to do so after 6 pm on Nov.16: EC

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday that if President Maithripala Sirisena was keen to make a special statement before his term expires he should do so after 6.00 pm on November 16.

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No move to block social media sites: EC

Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday ruled out any plans to block social media websites during the last leg of the election period.

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Easter Sunday attacks

Politicians who diluted intelligence services should take responsibility : Gota

The politicians of the incumbent government who diluted the intelligence services should take the responsibility of the Easter Sunday attacks, SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday.

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Will convert SriLankan into a profitable venture: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the world-famous SriLankan airlines would be restructured and converted into a profitable venture.

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GTF asks Tamils to select between the two

Underscoring that presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa’s election manifesto is progressive on furthering democratic reforms including key Tamil considerations such as continuing with the constitutional reform process, the Global Tamil Forum (GTF) urged the Tamil people in the Northern and Eastern provinces and throughout Sri Lanka to freely exercise their franchise at the November 16 election.

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Bishop of Galle clarifies President’s Media Division statement

In reference to the Sinhala translation of the statement issued by the President’s Media Division about the presidential pardon for Royal Park murder convict, Most Rev. Dr. Raymond Wickramasinghe, the Bishop of Galle, said he had not made any request on behalf of the convict.

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I’ll strengthen media freedom: Sajith

Sajith New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa said today he would further liberalise media freedom giving journalists an unrestricted access to criticise anyone whether it was fair or unfair.

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Indian tribunal confirms five-year ban on LTTE

The five-year ban imposed by the Indian Government on the LTTE has been confirmed by a tribunal set up by the Narendra Modi government to examine whether the prohibitions on the terror organisation should continue, India Today reported today.

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Both main camps creating fear psychosis to obtain votes: JVP

JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath said today the two main camps were creating a fear psychosis among the people to secure their votes and stressed the need to defeat both of these corrupt political camps.

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Drug smuggler shot dead

A suspect who was arrested with 33.6 grams of heroin was shot dead today by police when he attempted to escape police custody, Police Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekera said.

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EC has no documents on Gota relinquishing US citizenship: Milroy

Former MP Milroy Fernando said yesterday the Election Commission (EC) Chairman had informed them that there were no documents submitted to the EC to verify whether SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa had relinquished his US citizenship.

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Poll related complaints top 3,627 since Oct 8.

Complaints regarding election law violations and election-related violence have increased to 3,627, the Elections Commission said citing the District Elections Complaint Management Centre.

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Not our business to ask for renunciation documents: EC Chairman

It is none of the business of the Election Commission to inquire about candidates’ citizenship and as such the EC had not asked them to furnish any documents pertaining to their citizenship, EC Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.

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US embassy on renunciation of citizenship:

Will take months for name to appear in Federal Register: US

In the wake of people disputing the renunciation of citizenship by SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the US embassy said it would take several months for an individual’s name to appear in the Federal Register after he or she had renounced citizenship.

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Approval for permanency of personal staff

Prez withdraws joint Cabinet memo

President Maithripala Sirisena has withdrawn the Cabinet memo he submitted with Minister Vajira Abeywardena last week seeking approval to make permanent the personal staff of the President, Prime Minister, Ministers and Deputy Ministers, saying the move gained unnecessary publicity.

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Bond indictment under spotlight

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera has come under scrutiny for several decisions and arrests in a number of high-profile cases. One case where it was widely believed that the Attorney General (AG) had...

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Maga Neguma on the road to nowhere!

Road Planing and Development Company, which at one time existed under the Road Development Authority (RDA), was terminated to establish the institutes Maga Neguma Emulsion Private Company, Maga Neguma...

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Cartoon of the day

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‘Use brains not emotions when voting’ -Duminda Nagamuwa

While much of the election spotlight is focused on the presidential candidates of the major parties, those of smaller parties struggle to have their v...

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Economics numbers in Gotabaya’s manifesto not credible -Eran Wickramaratne

State Minister of Finance, Eran Wickramaratne, one of the members of the team which penned the manifesto of New Democratic Alliance’s Presidential c...

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Rajapaksas are playing the Racist card - TNA

All the political parties affiliated to the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) representing the Tamil community especially in the North and East, have pled...

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Capitalism offers no solutions to the dangers facing workers: Pani Wijesiriwardena

Although one of the smaller parties contesting the presidential election, the Socialist Equality Party (SEP) has a history of over half a century of a...

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Lorry with 200 broilers topples

More than 200 poultry fowls have been killed when a lorry transporting them along the Minneriya - Hingurakgoda Main Road veered off the road and toppled near the Kothalawala Junction last morning (29)...

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Son dumps mother’s body into forest

The Watawala Police in Hatton has launched an investigation into the incident in which a man had thrown the corpse of his mother (81) into a forest claiming he could not bear funeral expenses....

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The gas shortage in the country is,