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China ready to work with new Sri Lankan President

China ready to work with new Sri Lankan President

China Gotabaya Rajapaksa on his election as Sri Lankan President, saying they are ready to work with him for ‘greater progress’ in bilateral strategic ties and ensure ‘high-quality’ projects under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). MORE..

| November 18, 2019  7:24 pm
President Gotabaya to take up office tomorrow

President Gotabaya to take up office tomorrow

Newly sworn-in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to take up office at the Presidential Secretariat tomorrow morning (19). MORE..

video | November 18, 2019  7:16 pm
Kenyan woman arrested with cocaine pellets at BIA

Kenyan woman arrested with cocaine pellets at BIA

A woman holding a Kenyan passport has been arrested for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the country at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  6:05 pm
No serious election violence reported - Police

No serious election violence reported - Police

No serious election violence has been reported since the date of submitting nominations for the presidential election until the post-election period, stated Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  6:02 pm
US Embassy commends Sri Lanka on holding peaceful election

US Embassy commends Sri Lanka on holding peaceful election

The Embassy of the United States of America in Colombo, adding well wishes for newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, commended the country on having a peaceful election. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  5:04 pm
Rishad congratulates new President

Rishad congratulates new President

Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, as the leader of the All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) and on behalf of its supporters, has congratulated President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on winning the people’s mandate in the recently held presidential election. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  4:01 pm
Sri Lanka Stocks record highest All Share Price Index for 2019

Sri Lanka Stocks record highest All Share Price Index for 2019

Colombo Stock Exchange today (18) recorded its highest All Share Price Index (ASPI) for this year, which rose to 106.54 points (1.77%) to 6,129.56. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  3:38 pm
We did not achieve results we hoped for – Anura

We did not achieve results we hoped for – Anura

Anura Kumara Dissanayake, who contested at the Presidential Election 2019 under National People’s Power, says that they did not achieve the result they hoped for at the Presidential Election. MORE..

video | November 18, 2019  3:10 pm
Best to go for a parliamentary election - Mahinda

Best to go for a parliamentary election - Mahinda

With the victory of the presidential election, it is best to hold a parliamentary election, according to the Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE..

video | November 18, 2019  2:31 pm
Patali Champika also resigns from minister post

Patali Champika also resigns from minister post

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka has decided to step down from his ministerial portfolio. MORE..

video | November 18, 2019  2:01 pm
Three Indians nabbed with gold at BIA

Three Indians nabbed with gold at BIA

Three Indian nationals have been apprehended at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle 1,540 grams of gold out of the country. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  1:21 pm
I will establish new govt. to execute my policies – President Gotabaya

I will establish new govt. to execute my policies – President Gotabaya

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he will establish a new government that can implement his policies. MORE..

video | November 18, 2019  12:37 pm
Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes oath as President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes oath as President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn-in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka a short while ago. MORE..

video | November 18, 2019  11:52 am
Pakistan PM sends wishes to Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Pakistan PM sends wishes to Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has felicitated newly elected President of Sri Lanka on his election victory. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  11:32 am
UNP MP meeting this afternoon

UNP MP meeting this afternoon

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is ready to take a decision regarding the parliamentary election with the Speaker and party leaders. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  11:12 am
Modi congratulates Gotabaya, invites to visit India

Modi congratulates Gotabaya, invites to visit India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended an invitation to Sri Lanka’s President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa to visit India at his early convenience. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  10:28 am
Gazette issued declaring Gotabaya President

Gazette issued declaring Gotabaya President

The Gazette Extraordinary declaring that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka has been issued. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  10:22 am
Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be sworn in as President

Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be sworn in as President

President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa will swear-in today (18) as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka. MORE..

video | November 18, 2019  9:08 am
Ruwan Wijewardene steps down from ministerial portfolios

Ruwan Wijewardene steps down from ministerial portfolios

Non Cabinet Minister of Mass Media and State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene says that he will be resigning from his ministerial portfolios. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  8:29 am
PM felicitates Gotabaya Rajapaksa

PM felicitates Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has extended his wishes to President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..

| November 18, 2019  3:00 am
Malik Samarawickrama resigns from active politics

Malik Samarawickrama resigns from active politics

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama announced that he would retire from active politics at the end of the Parliamentary term. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  11:14 pm
Outgoing President congratulates Gotabaya’s presidential win

Outgoing President congratulates Gotabaya’s presidential win

President Maithripala Sirisena extended his warm congratulations to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa who was elected as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  9:53 pm
US hopeful of working with Sri Lanka President-elect Gotabaya

US hopeful of working with Sri Lanka President-elect Gotabaya

The United States is looking forward to working with President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa on issues of good governance, economic growth, the advancement of human rights and reconciliation in support of a strong, sovereign Sri Lanka, says US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  9:06 pm
Kabir Hashim resigns from all portfolios following election defeat

Kabir Hashim resigns from all portfolios following election defeat

UNP Parliamentarian Kabir Hashim has announced his decision to step down as the chairman of the party and his ministerial portfolio. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  8:52 pm
MR urges party activists, supporters to celebrate victory peacefully

MR urges party activists, supporters to celebrate victory peacefully

Leaders of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Mahinda Rajapaksa requested all party activists and supporters to celebrate the election victory peacefully and without causing inconvenience to anyone. MORE..

video | November 17, 2019  6:13 pm
EC chairman commends everyone’s commitment during presidential poll

EC chairman commends everyone’s commitment during presidential poll

The Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya commended the outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena for maintaining an unbiased stance during this tight competition between two frontrunners. MORE..

video | November 17, 2019  6:07 pm
Presidential Election 2019 - Roundup

Presidential Election 2019 - Roundup

Presidential Election 2019 concluded as former Defense Secretary and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa emerged winner following a relatively peaceful election. MORE..

video | November 17, 2019  5:58 pm
Mangala quits as Finance Minister

Mangala quits as Finance Minister

Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera resigned from his post on Sunday saying he had lost the mandate after voters rejected the ruling party’s candidate in a presidential election. MORE..

video | November 17, 2019  5:21 pm
I am duty-bound to serve all Sri Lankans - Gotabaya

I am duty-bound to serve all Sri Lankans - Gotabaya

Sri Lanka’s President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa says that he understands very well that he is the President of all the citizens of the country and not only to those who voted for him. MORE..

video | November 17, 2019  5:12 pm
Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapaksa elected 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka

The Elections Commission declared that Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected as the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. MORE..

video | November 17, 2019  3:43 pm
Gotabaya wins Kaduwela polling division

Gotabaya wins Kaduwela polling division

SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has bagged the victory of the Kaduwela polling division in Colombo District receiving 98,807 votes (65.35%). MORE..

| November 17, 2019  3:09 pm
Gotabaya wins Homagama

Gotabaya wins Homagama

The Homagama polling division of Colombo district has been dominated by candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa as he managed to obtain 106,103 (67.84%) votes from the division. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  2:50 pm
Maharagama polling division results: Gotabaya in the lead

Maharagama polling division results: Gotabaya in the lead

SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has topped Maharagama polling division with 71,893 votes (65.60%). MORE..

| November 17, 2019  2:49 pm
Victory in Kandy District goes to Gotabaya

Victory in Kandy District goes to Gotabaya

The final results of the Kandy District have been released by the Election Commission a short while ago. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  2:44 pm
Matale District final results released

Matale District final results released

The Election Commission has released the final results of the Matale District in the Presidential Election 2019. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  2:35 pm
Gotabaya wins in Ratmalana

Gotabaya wins in Ratmalana

The results of the Ratmalana polling division in the Colombo District has been released with SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa once again edging out NDF’s Sajith Premadasa. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  2:32 pm
Sajith secures narrow win in Mawanella polling division

Sajith secures narrow win in Mawanella polling division

NDF candidate Sajith Premadasa has obtained 37,967 votes (50.09%) from a tight competition in the Mawanella polling division in Kegalle District. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  2:22 pm
Puttalam District final results

Puttalam District final results

The final results of the Puttalam District in the 2019 Presidential Election have been released. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  2:14 pm
Presidential Election: Epic win for Gotabaya in Gampaha District

Presidential Election: Epic win for Gotabaya in Gampaha District

SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has bagged the victory of Gampaha District receiving 855,870 votes (59.28%). MORE..

| November 17, 2019  2:09 pm
Gotabaya claims victory in Anuradhapura district

Gotabaya claims victory in Anuradhapura district

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has marked his victory in the Anuradhapura district with over 58% of the votes cast in his favor. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  2:02 pm
Gotabaya wins Hambantota District

Gotabaya wins Hambantota District

The final results of the Hambantota District have been released by the Election Commission. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  1:56 pm
Gotabaya leads Monaragala District with massive number of votes

Gotabaya leads Monaragala District with massive number of votes

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has secured a massive win in Monaragala District, leading the results with 208,814 votes (65.34%). MORE..

| November 17, 2019  1:43 pm
Presidential Poll 2019: Final results of Badulla District

Presidential Poll 2019: Final results of Badulla District

The final results of the Badulla District have been released with SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa winning the district by a majority of 24,505 votes. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  1:37 pm
Sajith bags victory of 4 polling divisions in Colombo District

Sajith bags victory of 4 polling divisions in Colombo District

NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa is leading Colombo West, Colombo East, Colombo North and Borella polling divisions in Colombo District. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  1:34 pm
Ratnapura District win goes to Gotabaya

Ratnapura District win goes to Gotabaya

The final results of the Ratnapura district in relation to the Presidential Election have been released by the Elections Commission. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  1:27 pm
Minister Ajith P. Perera to also resign

Minister Ajith P. Perera to also resign

Minister Ajith P. Perera says that he has decided to resign from his position as the Minister of Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology with immediate effect while respecting the mandate of the people. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  1:24 pm
Gotabaya secures Kurunegala District win

Gotabaya secures Kurunegala District win

SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa secured a victory of the Kurunegala District with 57.90%. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  1:06 pm
Final results of Kalutara District out

Final results of Kalutara District out

SLPP presidential frontrunner Gotabaya Rajapaksa has secured a total of 482,920 (59.49%) votes placing the first place in the Kalutara District. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  1:04 pm
Modi congratulates Gotabaya

Modi congratulates Gotabaya

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his congratulations to SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa while also saying that he looks forward to working closely with the latter. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  1:03 pm
Beruwala polling division results

Beruwala polling division results

SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has secured a narrow margin victory over NDF candidate Sajith Premadasa in the Beruwala polling division of the Kalutara District. MORE..

| November 17, 2019  12:54 pm