SC appeal rekindles challenge to Gota’s Sri Lankan citizenship

Two civil society activists today filed an appeal with the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the decision last month by the Court of Appeal to dismiss their writ application that sought to quash the dual citizenship certificate of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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Election campaign costs Rs. 3108 million so far: CMEV

The report released by the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) yesterday estimates that a total of Rs. 3,108 million has been spent by five candidates for their Presidential Election campaigning between October 14 to November 10.

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To meet election weekend rush

Special bus services from today

Additional buses would be assigned by the Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) from today to provide necessary transport facilities for the people to visit their hometowns from Colombo for the upcoming Presidential Election, SLTB DGM (Operations) P.H.R.T. Chandrasiri said.

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Committed to creating a country with humanity: NPP

National People’s Power (NPP) presidential candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today they were committed to creating a country with humanity while protecting the rights of all communities.

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Presidential election

EC apathetic to dual citizenship: Deshapriya

Underscoring that the Elections Commission (EC) was not concerned over citizenship of any presidential candidate, its Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said today he, along with two other commissioners, only observed and returned the document on US citizenship of Gotabaya Rajapaksa to his lawyer Ali Sabri.

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Presidential pardon for 267 prisoners

Commissioner of Prisons Bandula Jayasinghe today said President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the release of 267 prisoners under a presidential pardon.

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Biased media to face legal action for violating election law

The Elections Commission (EC) would seriously consider taking legal action against a number of leading state and private electronic and print media institutions after the Presidential poll for deliberately violating the election law, media guidelines issued by the EC and abusing media ethics, Chairman, Mahinda Deshapriya said.

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Ukranian woman nabbed with gold worth Rs.20 mn

A 40-year-old Ukranian woman was arrested this morning at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) while attempting to smuggle gold biscuits worth nearly Rs.20 million into the country, the customs official said.

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Rathana Thera rejects false social media letter

MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera today rejected the letter circulating on social media claiming that he had decided not to support SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and said it was a bogus letter.

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Young, dynamic team will rule country: Sajith

New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa today said he will start work immediately if elected to office on November 16 and appoint a young team to run the country.

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Gota vows to implement all policies in his manifesto

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he would implement all the policies laid down in his manifesto.

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Police to go tough on ’cooling period’ election campaigns

Strict legal action would be taken against those engage in election propaganda activities from tonight, the cooling period of the Presidential Election, Police said today.

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R. Premadasa’s son will get lowest percentage ever by any candidate at second place: Basil

While saying that SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa would win the election by a majority more than 10 per cent, SLPP National Organizer Basil Rajapaksa said the son of Ranasinghe Premadasa would garner the lowest percentage of votes obtained by any second candidate in the presidential election history.

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FRs against MCC, SOFA fixed for Jan. 31

A five-judge Bench of the Supreme Court today fixed for support on January 31 for granting of Leave to Proceed with the three Fundamental Right petitions challenging the signing of agreements on MCC (Millennium Challenge Corporation Compact), SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) and ACSA (Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement).

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Few countries can qualitatively match troops sent by SL: Foreign Secretary

Given Sri Lanka’s experience in the recent past in low and high-intensity conflicts with terrorist groups, only a few countries can qualitatively match the troops sent by Sri Lanka, Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha said.

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No need to go out over citizenship issue, I’ll win: Sajith

There is no need for anyone to go out of the presidential race over citizenship issue as I am confident of winning the Presidential election, New Democratic Front (NDF) candidate Sajith Premadasa said yesterday.

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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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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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MCC and the transition to economic growth W. A. Wijewardena

The much-debated Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact for Sri Lanka promises funding for transport infrastructure development and land acces...

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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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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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