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After hiatus, Rajapaksa brothers set to dominate Sri Lanka again

After hiatus, Rajapaksa brothers set to dominate Sri Lanka again

One brother is considered a shoo-in for the job of Sri Lanka’s president in elections this weekend and another is eyeing the prime minister’s post Read more…

E-petition against Gota – Copy to UN

E-petition against Gota – Copy to UN

An E-petition has been initiated demanding that SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa’s American citizenship renunciation certificate and related documents be made available on the Election Read more…

GTF asks Tamils to select between the two

GTF asks Tamils to select between the two

Underscoring that presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa’s election manifesto is progressive on furthering democratic reforms, including key Tamil considerations such as continuing with the constitutional reform Read more…

Timeline: Sri Lanka’s rocky history leading up to presidential election

Timeline: Sri Lanka’s rocky history leading up to presidential election

Sri Lanka goes to the polls on Saturday at a time when the economy is growing at its slowest in 18 years, and the tourism Read more…

Presidential election campaigning ends midnight tomorrow, all candidates summoned to EC for a meeting

Presidential election campaigning ends midnight tomorrow, all candidates summoned to EC for a meeting

Campaigning for the 2019 Presidential election in Sri Lanka will end at midnight on Wednesday (13), the Elections Commission announced.

All types of canvassing or Read more…

Sajith says he will appoint a new Prime Minister when elected
7 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Sajith says he will appoint a new Prime Minister when elected »

Sri Lanka’s ruling party presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa today (Nov 7) said once elected to the top post he would appoint a “new Prime Minister” Read more…

SriLankan Airlines in codeshare with Air India to serve Toronto
7 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

SriLankan Airlines in codeshare with Air India to serve Toronto »

SriLankan Airlines is taking a firm step towards further increasing travel connectivity between Sri Lanka and Canada.

SriLankan Airlines commences codeshared non-stop services between Toronto Read more…

Gota will not release convicted soldiers – SLPP
7 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Gota will not release convicted soldiers – SLPP »

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today (07) said that its presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa did not pledge to release all the soldiers who are Read more…

Sri Lanka Cabinet approves compensation for 78 journalists persecuted during previous regime
6 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka Cabinet approves compensation for 78 journalists persecuted during previous regime »

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the payment of compensation to 78 journalists who were subjected to various harassment and persecution during the period Read more…

Sri Lanka election monitor complains to EC that Grama Niladharis tampering voter registration lists
6 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Sri Lanka election monitor complains to EC that Grama Niladharis tampering voter registration lists »

Sri Lanka’s election monitor, Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission that some Grama Niladharis, especially in the Read more…

Mahinda seeks pledge from Sajith to oppose federalism
6 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Mahinda seeks pledge from Sajith to oppose federalism »

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader and leader of the Opposition, Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought a pledge from New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa Read more…

Gota will suspend agreements signed during campaign – SLPP
6 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Gota will suspend agreements signed during campaign – SLPP »

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today (06) said that if the present Government signs any agreement including the controversial Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) during the Read more…

Millennium Challenge Corporation projects will benefit 11 million Lankans, says US Embassy – newsin.asia
6 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Millennium Challenge Corporation projects will benefit 11 million Lankans, says US Embassy – newsin.asia »

The United States has said that it welcomes the decision of the Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers to approve the US$ 480 million Millennium Challenge Read more…

RSF calls on candidates to give firm pledges to respect press freedom
6 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

RSF calls on candidates to give firm pledges to respect press freedom »

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) today called on Sri Lanka’s presidential candidates to give firm pledges to respect press freedom.

This statement was issued following a Read more…

Remove face cover when entering polling centres: EC
6 Nov
2019
Written by TELO Admin

Remove face cover when entering polling centres: EC »

Muslim women can wear either the burqa or niqab when they come for voting but should remove their face cover at the entrance to the Read more…