• Mullaitivu District local council elections on February 28, 2015
    Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) welcomes the decision by the Commissioner of Elections, Mahinda Deshapriya to hold Pudukuduirippuand Maritimepattu local council elections on February 28, 2015. Local elections in the above mentioned Pradesheeya sabhas were postponed by the court of appeals considering a writ application by petitioners requesting the court not to hold elections in 2011 stating that demining and resettlement was not complete.
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  • Sri Lanka budget to focus on populist steps ahead of polls
    Sri Lanka's new government will spell out populist measures to cut the cost of living when it unveils a supplementary budget on Thursday, but an absence of credible steps to boost revenue could hurt the island nation's fiscal consolidation. The new administration of President Maithripala Sirisena, which ended the decade-long rule of Mahinda Rajapaksa, has pledged to fix a "scary" economy plagued by what it calls faulty data issued by the old government. It has promised salary hikes for st
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  • Sri Lankan president reinstates impeached chief justice
    Sri Lanka's new president has reinstated the country's chief justice, who was impeached two years ago after she refused to back a law granting wider powers to the former president's brother, the government said Wednesday. In a statement, the president's office described Shirani Bandaranayake's ouster as illegal, and said it and her successor's appointment are now "null and void according to the law." A senior court official said Bandaranayake reassumed her duties Wednesday aftern
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  • Obama sees new hope in Lanka
    The President of the United States, Barack Obama, notes that there is new hope for democracy in Sri Lanka and that India can help countries like Sri Lanka forge a better future. In a transcript posted on the White House website of a speech Obama made at the Siri Fort Auditorium in India, the US President is quoted as saying that India can help other countries with their elections by using the experience India has with its elections.
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Breaking news
  • Tissa Attanayake resigns from his post 2014-12-08 12:19
  • Presidential Elections 2015: Handing over of nominations commences 2014-12-08 12:05
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MR, Namal should take legal action if falsely accused - More revelations pending – JVP
MR, Namal should take legal action if falsely accused - More revelations pending – JVP
2015-01-29
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his son MP Namal Rajapaksa should take legal action
 'I will build a new Rajarata' - New President's journey back home
'I will build a new Rajarata' - New President's journey back home
2015-01-29
I'm no Dutu Gemunu – I'm just an ordinary man. If I lost, I would have ended up in an unmarkedgrave.
Good governance cannot be imported
Good governance cannot be imported
2015-01-29
These days, the phrase ‘good governance’ reverberates across the media reporting on Sri Lanka. It re
MOD says SF given all his ranks
MOD says SF given all his ranks
2015-01-29
FonsekaThe Ministry of Defence (MOD) says General Sarath Fonseka has given back all the ranks
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The new government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
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With less than a hundred days to go for the parliamentary elections there appears to be a remarkable
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Former General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP), Tissa Attanayake who crossed over
election Period
Dec-01 2014 - Jan-12 2015
Ampara District
Election law violations 28
Election violence 6
   
Total 34
   
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Anuradhapura District
Election law violations 102
Election violence 11
   
Total 113
   
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Badulla District
Election law violations 44
Election violence 49
   
Total 93
   
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Batticaloa District
Election law violations 8
Election violence 14
   
Total 22
   
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Colombo District
Election law violations 186
Election violence 11
   
Total 197
   
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Galle District
Election law violations 40
Election violence 5
   
Total 45
   
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Gampaha District
Election law violations 85
Election violence 11
   
Total 96
   
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Hambantota District
Election law violations 18
Election violence 11
   
Total 29
   
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Jaffna District
Election law violations 6
Election violence 6
   
Total 12
   
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Kalutara District
Election law violations 60
Election violence 8
   
Total 68
   
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Kandy District
Election law violations 43
Election violence 22
   
Total 65
   
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Kegalle District
Election law violations 0
Election violence 0
   
Total 25
   
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Kurunegala District
Election law violations 46
Election violence 8
   
Total 54
   
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Matale District
Election law violations 28
Election violence 4
   
Total 32
   
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Matara District
Election law violations 45
Election violence 3
   
Total 48
   
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Moneragala District
Election law violations 26
Election violence 0
   
Total 26
   
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Nuwara Eliya District
Election law violations 18
Election violence 20
   
Total 38
   
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Polonnaruwa District
Election law violations 0
Election violence 14
   
Total 22
   
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Puttalam District
Election law violations 35
Election violence 12
   
Total 47
   
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Ratnapura District
Election law violations 55
Election violence 59
   
Total 114
   
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Trincomalee District
Election law violations 35
Election violence 4
   
Total 39
   
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Vavuniya District
Election law violations 13
Election violence 0
   
Total 13
   
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