‘SF Lokka’ shot dead in Anuradhapura
Leading underworld figure Eron Ranasinghe alias ’SF Lokka’ was shot dead this morning at the Dahaiyagama in Anuradhapura, police said.
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No risk of contracting COVID-19 if health guidelines practiced properly: DG
Nearly 50% voter turnout by 2.00 pm
An average voter turnout of nearly 50 per cent was recorded for the General Election as at 2.00 p.m.
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First election result around 2.30 pm tomorrow
The first election result could be expected around 2.30 pm tomorrow, Election Commission’s Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said.
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Nearly 40 % voter turnout by 12 noon
An average voter turnout of nearly 40 per cent was recorded for the General Election as at 12 noon.
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Avoid posting marked ballot papers on social media: EC
The National Election Commission warned social media users and administrators against uploading and posting marked ballot papers on social media.
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I’m voting after 9 years: Mahinda Deshapriya
It is after nine years that I voted today at the General Election, Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said when he arrived at the Lindsay BalikaVidyalaya in Bambalapitiya to cast his vote.
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Voter arrested for photographing his ballot paper
A voter, who had allegedly taken a photo of his marked ballot paper using his mobile phone had been arrested in Nawalapitiya, the Police said.
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Election peaceful so far: PAFFREL
No major incidents of violence have been reported in relation to the ongoing General Election thus far, People’s Action for Free and Fair Election (PAFFREL) Executive Director Rohana Hettiarachchi said.
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General Election: 70 incidents of violence reported to CMEV by 10 a.m
A total of 70 incidents of violence related to General Election had been reported from 7 a.m till 10 a.m today, the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) said.
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Two Sri Lankans reportedly injured, Embassy slightly damaged
Two Sri Lankans have been reportedly injured after a massive explosion rocked Beirut, Lebanon yesterday, Sri Lankan Embassy in Lebanon said.
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Beirut blast killed more than 100: Lebanese Red Cross
A huge blast at Beirut port that devastated entire neighbourhoods of the city has killed more than 100 people and injured over 4,000, the Lebanese Red Cross said Wednesday.
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25% voter turnout as at 10 a.m.
The voter turnout of the General Election was recorded as nearly 25 per cent as at 10 a.m., elections officials said.
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Facilities for virtual registration of new MPs
Facilities will be available for the virtual registration of the newly-elected MPs, Parliament Secretary General Dammika Dasanayake said yesterday.
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Stop candidates campaigning via social media: ITSL tells EC
The Information Technology Society of Sri Lanka ( ITSL) today urged the Election Commission to take legal action against candidates who continue to advertise via social media during the silent period.
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Beirut blast: Explosion rocks city ahead of Hariri verdict
A large blast has hit the Lebanese capital, Beirut, ahead of the verdict in a trial over the killing of ex-PM Rafik Hariri in 2005.
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Sacred Tooth Relic protected the nation right throughout: President
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today said the Sacred Tooth Relic protected the Motherland and the people right throughout.
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Police allowed to use weapons if need arises
Police personnel have been allowed to use their firearms during the election period should the need arise such as a tense situation, Police Media Division Director SSP Jaliya Senaratne told a media briefing today.
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Don’t fear, polling stations are safe: Health authorities
Health authorities today asked voters not to be frightened about coming to the polling stations and said the applying of ink on the fingers would be carried out in a safe manner.
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Anuruddha Sampayo re-remanded till Aug. 18
Superintendent of the Negombo Prison Anuruddha Sampayo, who was taken into the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) custody was ordered to be further remanded till August 18 by Negombo Acting Magistrate K.G. Gunadasa.
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Coimbatore CID probing if deceased is really Angoda Lokka: Report
Seven special teams have been formed to conduct investigations into the death of Sri Lankan underworld don Angoda Lokka, Coimbatore CID Inspector General of Police K Shankar said on Tuesday.
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