• Presidential Election: Accepting of deposits to commence today
    Accepting of deposits in view of the presidential election will commence on Monday. The Elections Secretariat stated that deposits can be made from Monday, November 24 until December 5 on weekdays from 8.30 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. Deposits will be accepted by the chief accountant of the Department of Elections from today, Monday November 24 to December 7 from 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon. The Elections Secretariat stated that all candidates should make the deposit before nomination. A sum of Rs.50,000
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  • CaFFE has calculated that there are over 4000 cutouts of the two candidates
    Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has calculated that there are over 4000 cutouts of the two candidates who have officially shown the intention of contesting the coming Presidential Election by handing over the deposit money. As of November 24, only Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and Ven. Battramulle Seelarathana Thera has officially shown the intention of contesting. CaFFE urges the candidates to remove these cut-outs as this is creates an uneven playing field for other candidates.
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  • The first casualty of the Presidential Election
    United National Party (UNP) supporters Chamila Ranasinghe, a resident of Maggona, was shot at Maggona Junction around 6.30 pm today (21). Ranasinghe who was shot in the head twice is in a serious condition and has been transferred to Colombo National Hospital. Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) believes that this is linked to Ranasinghe lighting fire crackers at Beruwala after former Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena declared that he is the common candidate.
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  • Papal visit: Vatican watching situation – Bishop of Badulla
    Bishop of Badulla Rt. Rev. Dr.Winston Fernando yesterday told The Island the Catholic Church desired to receive Pope Francis Jan.13, though the next presidential election would be held on Jan. 08, as announced by Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday. Bishop Winston said that he had never expected the polls to be so close to the papal visit and he hoped and prayed the country would be free of violence when the Pope arrived after the polls.
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  • Stop polls violence
    Election violence has been the 'unholy' order of the day in Sri Lanka's political landscape since independence.It's a stain on this country which boasts of a 2,500 year old civilization.Polls violence appears to be a 3rd World phenomenon. So, the cause of this violence may be due to poverty. When people are poor, it's easy to manipulate them. In as much as one may sell one's body for a plate of rice or a loaf of bread; a bottle of arrack, nay a glass of arrack may be a good enough bait to
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Breaking news
  • Presidential polls set for January 8 2014-11-24 00:51
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Anura Yapa Overtakes SB And Becomes SLFP General Secretary
Anura Yapa Overtakes SB And Becomes SLFP General Secretary
2014-11-24
Minister of Petroleum Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has been appointed as the new General Secretary
Maithri makes polls campaign pledge
Maithri makes polls campaign pledge
2014-11-24
Opposition Presidential common candidate Maithripala Sirisena today made a pledge not to engage in
Sampanthan favours Maithripala
Sampanthan favours Maithripala
2014-11-24
Leader of the Tamil National Alliance R. Sampanthan has told BBC Sandeshaya, that a final decision o
  SLMC and ACMC likely crossovers
SLMC and ACMC likely crossovers
2014-11-23
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the All Ceylon Muslim Congress (ACMC) are likely to cross
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa today warned that he had “files” on those who had defected
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Maithripala Sirisena, who gave up his positions in the government yesterday, was the seventh General
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Some believe that there was something wrong with the ‘auspicious time’ at which the late S.W.R.D. B
Incidents - Pre-election Period
Aug-11 2013 - Aug-15 2013
Badulla District
Assaults 17
Election law violations 92
   
Total 109
   
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Moneragala District
Assaults 64
Election law violations 249
   
Total 313
   
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