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Presidential Election 2019

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In Gotabaya’s Lanka: Many fear the rise of majoritarian sentiment in Sri Lanka – Ahilan Kadirgamar

Image: Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. (AP/ File) In Sri Lanka, with the longest history of universal suffrage in Asia, every election excites the nation, and...

Post elections Social media hate speech spikes up! -Muqaddasa Wahid

social media users erroneously believe that Katuwapitiya is a part of the Negombo electorate These messages were not only degrading the people of...

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...

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India expects new Sri Lanka govt. to take forward national reconciliation process

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Cancel the politically motivated transfer of top cop overseeing investigations into HR violations – ” Young Journalists’ Association

(Press Release 23.11.19) Regarding the removal of the Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, SSP Shani Abeysekara As Sri Lanka Young Journalists’ Association (YJA), we...

SriLanka’s political future calls for cooperation and collaboration – NPC

In his inaugural speech the newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa gave an assurance that he will be the president of all, including all ethnicities...

The massage of the presidential election, Sri Lanka:Tamil people are firm in achieving their rights, within a united undivided indivisible country – TNA

"Accepting our request and rejecting the call to boycott or to vote for a Tamil candidate and by voting for Mr. Sajith Premadasa the...

Sri Lanka’s presidential election: Healing the wounds is the new task – Jayadeva Uyangoda

Sri Lanka’s eighth presidential election held last Sunday has produced an outcome that has surprised the winners, the losers as well as the observers....

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Must Demonstrate Respect For Human Rights and Address Impunity: ICJ

Sri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his government must demonstrate that they will uphold human rights and rule of law, and ensure...

‘Sri Lankan media should self-regulate,’ – Election Observers

Asian Election observers faulted both private and State Media organisations for favouring their chosen candidates during the elections and suggested they should self-regulate themselves. The...

Sri Lanka: Northern Vote and National Engagement – Ahilan Kadiragamar

With Gotabaya Rajapaska claiming victory in the presidential elections, how does one understand the Northern vote? The Northern electoral districts of Jaffna and Vanni...

‘The Terminator’: how Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s ruthless streak led him to power

Image: Gotabaya Rajapaksa is one of the nine Rajapaksa brothers who have dominated Sri Lankan politics. Photograph: Eranga Jayawardena/AP. Even his own family nickname him “The Terminator”. Gotabaya...

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa issues a statement targeting 19 A, Tamil & Muslim parties and Rule of Law

In the wake of his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa's victory in the presidential election 2019, former strong man Mahinda Rajapaksa issued a statement on...

Blatant violation of election laws in social media despite silent period

Image: Gotabaya Rajapaksa released an interview with Iraj on 14th November. Tough all campaigning for the 2019 presidential election came to an end at midnight...

‘Terminator’ Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of Tamil Tigers a decade ago, stormed to power Sunday but promised to be a president for...

Attack on freelance journo: Attackers vow to return after polls and wipe out family

Image: A protest against the attack on Lasantha Wijeratne. Freelance journalist Lasantha Wijeratne became the recent addition to the long list of Sri Lankan journalists...

Five things to know about Sri Lanka’s presidential election

Sri Lanka goes to the polls on Saturday to choose its next president, with the winner expected to steer the ship of state for...

Sri Lanka presidential election : Support the EC

Editorial, Daily FT. The Election Commission is one of the key institutions central to Sri Lanka’s democracy. Sri Lankans have stayed true to their power...

Sri Lanka’s presidential election: what you need to know

Voters still reeling from the devastating Easter Sunday attacks must choose between two powerful political families. Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent./theguardian. What is happening? Sri Lanka goes...

Sri Lanka: Tamil MP requests EC to investigate false news reports

In Sri Lanka, a Tamil MP has requested the Election Commission and the Inspector General of police to investigate into a news report published...

Anomalies with affidavit submitted by Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa

13 November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) and the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) are deeply concerned with recent...

The Aftermath : If Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins the presidency, the future will be like the past and worse- Tisaranee Gunasekara

“At times media freedom is used to forget what is necessary for the country, what should be done for society… Similarly if we do...

Sri Lanka Election Sparks Fear of Return to Violent Past – Alan Keenan

As Sri Lankans head to the polls to elect a new president on 16 November, Gotabaya Rajapaksa stands as the widely acknowledged front runner....

Sri Lankan journalists fear situation may worsen after polls

FILE- In this May 23, 2008 file photo, Sri Lankan journalists shout slogans during a protest demanding the government investigate into abduction and assault...

Sri Lanka presidential election: Social media users must show their commitment to a free and fair election- IMA

The Presidential election to elect the 7th Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is to be held on the 16th...

Sri Lanka: Next President ‍faces major rights challenges- Provide justice for past crimes, prevent future abuses – HRW

Image: Sri Lanka's elections chief Mahinda Deshapriya displays ballot boxes that will be used in the upcoming presidential election in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday, October 31,...

Tamils should freely exercise their franchise at the upcoming Presidential Election – GTF

 The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) urges Tamil people from the North-East and throughout Sri Lanka to freely exercise their franchise at the November 16...

My Challenge to Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa -Sajith Premadasa

I condemn in the strongest possible terms your desperate attempt to drag the Venerable Mahanayake Theras of the Three Nikayas into your fearmongering election...

A week that will shake Sri Lanka’s future – Jayadeva Uyangoa

Who is winning? This seems to be the question many people these days are keen to find an answer to. Whenever this question is put...
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