President Maithripala Sirisena claimed that for the first time in history a President in power option to remain unbiased paves the room for a peaceful and fair election while adding that it is a feature of a democratic country.
16 Nov 2019 (1:27 AM)
Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says the 1st postal voting result of the Presidential Election 2019 can be released between 10.00 pm and 12.00 am tomorrow night.
16 Nov 2019 (1:26 AM)
As the entire country awaits eager and anticipation for the long-awaited Presidential Election, Derana media network looks forward to bring the viewers a revolutionary 24-hour election coverage visual experience, Sri Lanka Decides which kicks off tomorrow morning (16). MORE..
16 Nov 2019 (1:18 AM)
A special Joint Election Emergencies Operation Unit has been established to prevent disruptions that the voting process and election duties may face due to natural disasters and emergencies. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (11:57 PM)
The Embassy of the United States in Colombo says the widely circulated dubbed video statement of the US State Department s spokeswoman regarding the citizenship of SLPP s presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa is fake. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (10:04 PM)
A SriLankan Airlines flight scheduled to land at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) has been diverted to the Mattala Airport due to bad weather in Katunayake. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (7:33 PM)
More than 50 officials who were on election duty at the Royal College in Colombo have been hospitalized due to suspected food poisoning. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (5:47 PM)
Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-Western and Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts during the evening or night. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (4:51 PM)
The Bakery Owners Association says that the Prima Ceylon company has now informed them that the price of wheat flour will not be increased as previously notified. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (4:18 PM)
The attempt of an Indian passenger to smuggle out gold worth over Rs 15 million has been busted by a security officer at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (3:31 PM)
The price of Prima wheat flour per kilogram is to be increased by Rs. 8.50 from midnight yesterday (14), according to wheat flour dealers. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (2:07 PM)
The Ministry of Transport says that bus fares for all buses using expressways have been reduced by Rs 10 and Rs 20, with effect from midnight today (15). MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (1:54 PM)
The Election Commission says it received a total of 84 complaints concerning violation of elections laws during the silent period which commenced yesterday. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (1:22 PM)
President Maithripala Sirisena was successful in establishing a new political culture in the country by taking steadfast and bold decisions to eliminate bribery and corruption from the government mechanism, Secretary to the President Udaya R. Seneviratne said. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (1:16 PM)
A total number of 60,175 police personnel and 8,080 civil defence personnel have been deployed island-wide for election duties, says the Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (12:06 PM)
Election Commission has appealed to all the public servants, who are assigned for election duties, to be unbiased during the voting period tomorrow (16). MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (11:30 AM)
The older brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and dishonestly influencing a public official after police accused him of creating a fake terror plot to frame another man. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (10:07 AM)
An Earthquake has occurred near Indonesia (Northern Molucca Sea) at around 9.47 pm last night (14) with a magnitude of 7.1, says the Department of Meteorology. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (9:55 AM)
The Chairman of the Elections Commission of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Deshapriya, says that the commission continues to receive complaints regarding the spread of misinformation, hate speech, posts and images promoting candidates on social media. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (1:01 AM)
Sri Lanka Police says that 83 persons have been arrested so far across the country in connection with violations of election laws. MORE..
15 Nov 2019 (12:39 AM)