Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes oath as President

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

He was sworn-in before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya and in the presence of Tri-forces commanders.

President urges public to exercise votes

President Maithripala Sirisena says exercising one’s franchise is the prime responsibility and obligation of the citizens of a country where democracy is strengthened.

New president will have to wait until February to dissolve parliament

The current term of parliament is until August 2020 and the President will have legal authority to dissolve parliament only in February 2020, said Dr. Kumudu Kusumkumara.

He noted that it is normal for any president to want a government that is in his favour.

Maithri back as SLFP leader!

Soon after the presidential election results are released, Maithripala Sirisena will take over as the Chairman of the SLFP, said the SLFP Acting Chairman Prof. Rohana Lakshman.

Sajith challenges Mahinda with four questions

Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has issued a notice challenging Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Sajith Premadasa has challenged him to explain to the people what his secret deals are with Pilleyan, Vardharajah Perumal, Karuna Amman and M.L.A.M Hizbullah.

President declares open new Army Headquarters

The new Sri Lanka Army Headquarters complex, equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and high-tech security systems, was declared open a short while ago under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

SB Dissanayake’s security detail arrested

Two Police Constables have been arrested for allegedly obstructing the Parliamentarian S.B. Dissanayake’s security detail. The pistols that were used to open gunfire were seized during the arrest, along with three empty rounds of ammunition, Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said.

Ven. Kashyapa Thera calls off protest fast against MCC deal

Ven. Ududumbara Kashyapa Thera has called off his protest fast after receiving letters from the two presidential front-runners Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa as well as PM Ranil Wickremesinghe assuring that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Agreement will not be signed before the Presidential Election.

Almost 200,000 state officials on election duty

The Election Commission has deployed around 200,000 state sector officers for election duty at polling booths and counting centers for the 2019 presidential election, said the Deputy Election Commissioner J.A.S.P. Jayasinghe.

Two powerful personalities to enter political platform

Two of the country’s most prominent political figures are expected to take to the presidential election political stage in a decisive manner over the next two weeks, it is reported.

These two political leaders who are currently overseas and are said to be monitoring the country’s presidential operations and they are said to be obtaining analysis reports and information through trusted persons.