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General Election before August end – EC Chairman

General Election before August end – EC Chairman

The Chairman of the Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the 2020 General Election will be held before the end of the month of August.

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Canada grants CDN$400,000 to strengthen Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

Canada grants CDN$400,000 to strengthen Sri Lanka’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

The High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka, David McKinnon, and Representative of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Sri Lanka, Ms. Ritsu Nacken, signed Read more…

‘We continue to underline the importance of accountability, justice and reconciliation’ in Sri Lanka says UK minister

‘We continue to underline the importance of accountability, justice and reconciliation’ in Sri Lanka says UK minister

UK Minister said that the British government continues “to underline the importance of accountability, justice and reconciliation in its engagement with the government of Sri Read more…

Sri Lankan Presidential Task Forces are “grounded in Sinhala-Buddhist nationalist ethos” and signal deepening militarisation – PEARL

Sri Lankan Presidential Task Forces are “grounded in Sinhala-Buddhist nationalist ethos” and signal deepening militarisation – PEARL

PEARL strongly condemns this week’s establishment of two presidential task forces in Sri Lanka, which sets the country on a firm course to autocratic governance.

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UN human rights chief raises concerns on Sri Lanka

UN human rights chief raises concerns on Sri Lanka

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet expressed alarm at the clampdown on freedom of expression in parts of the Asia-Pacific, including in Sri Read more…

Can’t hold on to law books with regard to the election – Poll monitors
3 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Can’t hold on to law books with regard to the election – Poll monitors »

Though there are issues which are still to be resolved with regard to the general election, one cannot go into extremes and hold on to Read more…

Sri Lanka President appoints a Presidential Task Force to build a secure country
3 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka President appoints a Presidential Task Force to build a secure country »

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed a 13- member Presidential Task Force headed by the Defense Secretary Major General (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne to build Read more…

JVP hopeful for election nine to 11 weeks after pandemic declared under control
3 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

JVP hopeful for election nine to 11 weeks after pandemic declared under control »

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is hopeful that Sri Lanka’s National Election Commission (NEC) will announce a suitable date for the upcoming election set between Read more…

Sri Lanka’s economy hit by coronavirus; decline in earnings from tourism, remittances – CBSL
3 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka’s economy hit by coronavirus; decline in earnings from tourism, remittances – CBSL »

The unprecedented crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic has severely dented Sri Lanka’s economy, causing a steep fall in the earnings from tourism, remittances and Read more…

Thursday 4th June declared a public holiday
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Thursday 4th June declared a public holiday »

The Government has declared Thursday 4th June a public holiday, the Government information department said today.

Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Read more…

2018 arrest warrant on Zahran: TID failed to inform Police
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

2018 arrest warrant on Zahran: TID failed to inform Police »

Despite issuance of open warrants in 2018 for the arrest of Zahran Hashim, leader of the National Tawheed Jama’at (NTJ) and mastermind behind the bombings Read more…

China will never allow foreign intervention in The internal affairs of Sri Lanka
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

China will never allow foreign intervention in The internal affairs of Sri Lanka »

While Sri Lanka and China support each other in matters of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence, China has stated that it will never allow foreign Read more…

NEC to meet tomorrow to decide on a fresh date for the General Election
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

NEC to meet tomorrow to decide on a fresh date for the General Election »

The National Election Commission will meet on Wednesday to decide on a fresh date for the General Election, the Chairman of the NEC Mahinda Deshapriya Read more…

Printing ballot paper for General Elections commences
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

Printing ballot paper for General Elections commences »

The printing of 17 million ballot papers for the General Elections commenced today, Government Printer Gangani Liyanage said.

She said the typesetting and other preparations Read more…

SC dismisses FR petitions challenging election date
2 Jun
2020
Written by TELO Admin

SC dismisses FR petitions challenging election date »

The Supreme Court has refused to grant leave to proceed with the Fundamental Rights petitions filed challenging the date set by the Elections Commission for Read more…