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Sri Lanka Presidential Election 2019: Polarised vote, Issues of Free & Fair Election & Post Election Developments

Sri Lanka Brief Presidential Election Update No 02. Polarised vote The president elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa (GR) of SLPP and Sajith Premadasa (SP) of NDF respectively received...

Election Violence: From 6th to the 8th of August 2015

Parliamentary General Election 2015: Media Communiqué 07 by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) 10th August 2015 Colombo, Sri Lanka Below is a summary of the major...

Attackers Were Clad in Black and Had Arrived in 2 Black Hybrid Cars – CMEV

(After the shooting, Lankadeepa photo) At 11.30 am today (31 July 2015), shooting was reported at Bloemendal Road in front of the St. Benedict College...

Sri Lanka Post Election Violence: 11 Major Incidents Reported

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Presidential Contest Did Not Comply With All The Key Benchmarks For Democratic Elections – CW

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Violence Continues; While Police Looks On

CaFFE Election Report # 58 Campaign for Free and Fair Election (CaFFE) is dismayed by the increasing violence as election day approached and the lukewarm...

Sri Lanka Opposition Candidate’s Rally In Pelmadulla Attacked

Jan 02, Colombo: An election rally of the common opposition candidate held today in Pelmadulla in Ratnapura district had come under attack from ruling...

CaFFE Election Report s 52&54 Violence increase – Underhand tactics proliferate

CaFFE Election Report # 52. Violence increase – Underhand tactics proliferate Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has received 863 election related complaints by December...

Opposition Supporters Threatened By Prime Minister And His Supporters

Presidential Election 2015: Media Communique 7/by Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) 27th December, Public Property Misuse in Kantalai, Trincomalee District CMEV was reported of an...

Police Instructed Beruwala OPD Doctor Not To Admit Casualties ( Of The Opposition)

On the day governing party goons attacked a opposition group including former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga the police had instructed the Out Patient Department...

Ex-LTTE Members Forced to Vote for Rajapaksa at Postal Voting in Vanni

(Ex-LTTE members touring south] Image- MoD) The occupying military of genocidal Sri Lanka has forced around 4,000 former members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil...

Hakmana Opposition Election Office Attacked

Around 8.30 PM today (25th) an armed gang has arrived at the Member of Parliament Mangala Samaraweera’s office in Hakmanaa, Matara district and destroyed...

Common Candidate’s Office in Eravur Attacked

An armed group has attacked a Common Candidate’s office in Eravur in the Battticaloa district. Over twenty armed men arrived at the office at 12:30am...

Oposition Activists Attacked In Hambanthota By Toy Pistol Mayor

A street protest involving Opposition members and activists has been attacked in Hambantota this morning, opposition sources told Asian Mirror. The attack has allegedly been...

Many Laws Related to Election Law Violations are Weak; No Mechanism to Implement Such Laws.

Only Law Can Prevent Certain Election Law Violations – Mahinda Deshapriya As the tension grows between the opposition common candidate and President Mahinda Rajapaksa,...

BASL Files Writ Application Seeking Order Against Political Hoardings

Treasurer of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka, Upul Deshapriya, Attorney-at-Law and a few other officers bearers of the BASL, yesterday filed a Writ...

13th January is Not an Appropriate for Date for Pope’s Visit, says Bishop of Anuradhapura

Bishop Norbert Andradi of Anuradhapura has expressed the private opinion that the tense period following the release of Presidential election results is not a...

The Contest: This Is A Historic, Decisive Election.

by Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu- The announcement that Maithripala Sirisena, General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Minister of Health in the Rajapaksa regime...

Sri Lanka: Presidential Elections and Prevailing Situation of Abysmal Lawlessness

The following statement issued by the Asian Human Rights Commission Whatever be the outcome of the presidential election to be held on the 8th of...

Sri Lanka State TV Warned Over Election Campaign Bias

Sri Lanka's elections chief warned state-run television networks on Friday not to broadcast programmes supporting President Mahinda Rajapakse in upcoming polls. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya...

Violence Spared to Few More Areas Before the Nominations

CaFFE Election Report 23 - Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has received a number of incidents on election related violence, the day before...

Election Violence On The Rise; Governing Party Stand Accused

By Nirmala Kannangara - More election violence and violations are reported from all parts of the country where the ruling UPFA government is accused for...

The Protest Campaign ‘Viyaruwata Eherihiwa’ Attacked by Govt Politicians

A group of thugs led by Government politicians has attacked the campaign of the ‘Viyaruwata Erihiwa ; Jeewithya Wenuwen - ‘වියරැවට එරෙහිව, ජීවිතය වෙනුවෙන්...

Election violence by UPFA increases; No action form EC and Police – JVP

The government, unable to bear a certain defeat at the Uva PC election, is deploying thugs to create panic in Monaragala District. As...

UPFA politician led gang fires at JVP election campaigners

Early morning on today a group of members and sympathizers of the JVP, who were decorating the stage of a meeting the Leader...

Pro Government gangs target the JVP in Uva election campaign

Election campaign of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) in the upcoming Uva Provincial Election is being targeted by the pro government gangs in an...

UPFA politician who threatened to kill DC- elections given bail

Additional Mahiyangana Magistrate Gamini Rambakenpura yesterday released, on surety bail of Rs. 100,000 each, UPFA MP for Badulla, Thenuka Vidanagama and his brother...

Al Jazeera blocked in Lanka over election broadcast

Al Jazeera television has been temporarily blocked in Sri Lanka over its election coverage today.Dialog Television is the main re-broadcaster of Al Jazeera television...

SriLanka NPC election: Assault, intimidation of voters, campaigning near polling station etc

Posters up today in Jaffna by pro Govt forces: "Are you voting for the TNA? Are you ready to go back to war?"Northern Provincial...

Sri Lanka- NPC election: violations and violence

Add captionCNEV: Northern Provincial Council Election 2013 – Communiqué No 7On 20th September 2013 / 08.10h/ Northern Province/ Mannar District/ Mannar Electorate/ Pesalai UPFA party...
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