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PM felicitates Gotabaya Rajapaksa

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

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  3:00 am

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  8:29 am

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  9:08 am

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  10:22 am

Modi congratulates Gotabaya, invites to visit India

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

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  10:28 am

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  11:12 am

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  11:32 am

Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes oath as President

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

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  11:52 am

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  12:37 pm

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  1:21 pm

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  2:01 pm

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  2:31 pm

We did not achieve results we hoped for Anura

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

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  3:10 pm

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  3:38 pm

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 peoples mandate in the recently held presidential election. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  4:01 pm

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  5:04 pm

Joker becomes first R-rated film to make $1bn

Comic book film Joker passed the $1bn (772m) mark in global ticket sales this weekend, becoming the first R-rated movie to do so. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  5:39 pm

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  6:02 pm

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  6:05 pm

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..

(0)Comments | November 18, 2019  7:16 pm

Election results of three districts may get delayed - EC

The Chairman of the Elections Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the release of the Presidential Election results of Ratnapura, Kegalle and Badulla districts are likely to get delayed due to minor flood conditions in those districts. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  12:19 am

Voter turnout comparison of 2015 and 2019 Presidential Elections

The overall voter turnout closed to 80 percent as the Presidential Election 2019 was carried out at 12,845 polling stations across the country. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  1:42 am

First result of 2019 Presidential Election released

The first result of the 2019 Presidential Election has been released by the Elections Commission, a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  2:03 am

Results of Nallur polling division released

The first official polling division results of the 2019 Presidential Election have been released by the Election Commission, a short while ago. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  2:30 am

Sajith tops Vanni postal votes

NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has obtained the highest number of postal voted in the Vanni District. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  2:38 am

Postal vote results of Monaragala district

The Elections Commission has released postal vote result of Monaragala district has been released. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  3:21 am

Ratnapura District postal vote results out

SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has received the highest number of postal votes in the Ratnapura District. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  3:29 am

Gotabaya tops Gampaha postal votes

SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has obtained the highest number of postal votes from the Gampaha district. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  3:38 am

Ambalangoda polling division results

The official presidential election results of the Ambalangoda polling division in the Galle Electoral District have been released. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  3:39 am

Trincomalee postal vote results out

The result of the postal votes for the Trincomalee district has been released by the Elections Commission. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  3:48 am

Matale District postal vote results released

The postal voting final results of the Matale Electoral District have been released by the Elections Commission. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  3:49 am

Gotabaya on top in Colombo District postal votes

SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has obtained the most number of postal votes in the Colombo District at the Presidential Election 2019, beating rival candidate Sajith Premadasa by a large margin. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  3:59 am

Nuwara Eliya postal vote results released

SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, obtaining 9,151 votes (51.77%), has topped the Nuwara Eliya district postal vote results. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  4:03 am

Badulla District postal vote results

The results of the Badulla Electoral Districts postal votes have been released with Gotabaya Rajapaksa coming in first place. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  4:09 am

Digamadulla District postal votes

Sajith Premadasa has obtained the highest number of postal votes in the Digamadulla Electoral District. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  4:16 am

Sajith wins Kayts polling division

The Election Commission has released the results of the Kayts polling division in Jaffna district. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  4:18 am

Gotabaya gets highest number of postal votes in Kalutara

SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has secured the highest number of postal votes from the Kalutara district. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  4:29 am

Sajith wins in Jaffna

NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has polled the highest number of votes in the Jaffna polling division. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  4:37 am

Polonnaruwa postal vote results out

The results of the Polonnaruwa postal votes have declared SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the winner with 9,285 postal votes (55.71%). MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  4:40 am

Gotabaya claims win in Habaraduwa

The official results of the Habaraduwa polling division in the Galle District has been released by the Election Commission. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  4:51 am

Gotabaya comes up top in Hambantota postal vote results

The Elections Commission has released the final result of the postal votes of the Hambantota district. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  4:58 am

Narrow win for Sajith in Galle polling division

NDF Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa has managed to secure the win at the Galle Polling Division in Galle district. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  5:10 am

Sajith wins 5 more polling divisions in Jaffna

The results of several polling divisions within the District of Jaffna have been released by the Elections Commissions. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  6:22 am

Postal vote results of Anuradhapura, Matara and Jaffna districts

The presidential elections postal vote results of Anuradhapura, Matara and Jaffna districts have been released. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  6:29 am

Sajith claims win in Mannar polling division

As per the results released by the Elections Commission on the Mannar Polling Division in Jaffna, Sajith Premadasa, the Presidential candidate of NDF, has won the polling division with 53,602 votes (84.73%). MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  6:40 am

Results of Dewinuwara polling division

The Dewinuwara polling division in the Galle District has been won by SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  6:41 am

Gotabaya takes the lead in Uvaparanagama

According to the official results of the Uvaparanagama polling division in the Badulla District, SLPP presidential candidate has obtained the highest number of votes. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  6:49 am

Kilinochchi polling division win goes to Sajith

Sajith Premadasa has emerged top in the Kilinochchi polling division in Jaffna with the highest number of votes in the division. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  6:56 am

Gotabaya wins in Bentara-Elpitiya

SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa also secured a victory in the Bentara-Elpitiya polling division in the Galle District. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  6:57 am

Mullaitivu polling division results

The official results of the Mullaitivu polling division in Vanni District has been released by the Elections Commission. MORE..

(0)Comments | November 17, 2019  7:08 am