• Restrictions on travel to North aimed at rigging presidential election - UNP Govt. on a winning streak; no need for such methods — Mohan
    This week’s sudden directive that foreign nationals and organisations have to obtain Defence Ministry permission to visit the North clearly indicated that the government was preparing the ground to rig the next Presidential Election,the UNP charged yesterday. Vice Chairman of the UNP Lakshman Kiriella told The Island that the new regulation was aimed at preventing unbiased foreign monitors from observing the presidential election.
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  • Voting facilities for overseas Lankans not practical: Polls chief
    A request to consider provision for Sri Lankans living overseas to vote at future elections has been turned down by the Elections Commissioner on the grounds that the move was ‘not practical’ and would need amendments to existing laws. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya told the Sunday Times that the issue was raised at a meeting with political party secretaries and representatives on Friday, but said it was not practical as Returning Officers would have to be sent to each of the c
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  • MR considering January 9 for elections
    President Mahinda Rajapaksa is considering holding Presidential elections on January 9 next year, a Reuters report quoted a close ally of the President as saying. Reuters reported that the President could hold a snap election in January, nearly two years before he has to, a close ally said, amid signs his popularity is fading among people who criticise his party for abusing power. His second term ends in November 2016, but he can call for an early election after Nov. 19 this year, accordin
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  • Suppression of web-journalists – An attempt to create an information monopoly
    Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) is deeply concerned about the recommencement of the suppression of media in the run up to the presidential nomination 2015. The most recent incident of the attack on expression is the obstruction of a workshop for web journalists on cyber security which was to be held on September 28, 2014 at Negombo. Around 20 web journalists, representing all leading websites operating from Sri Lanka,
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  • Attack on opposition politicians continue – Attempt to cow the opposition to submission
    A house which was to host an event (October 1) to reorganize the United National Party (UNP) electoral organizations in Nawalapitiya before the Presidential Election next year was attacked on September 30th, 2014. The house was pelleted with stones and then a petrol bomb was thrown into the house. Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) notes that this is the third incident where opposition party candidates or supporters were attacked in the last five day and expresses its grave concern
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Breaking news
  • Hali Ela UNP office attacked just now. . Few injured including 3 journalists. Six houses in Hali Ela attacked during the day by USA deffted candidate. 2014-09-22 19:19
  • Badulla heats up - UNP office in Uva Paranagama attacked : Vegetable shop an three wheeler destroyed 2014-08-22 10:56
  • To vote at least get temporary ID 2014-08-19 15:01
  • 10,000 officers for Uva election duties 2014-08-19 15:00
  • Uva PC to be dissolved tonight 2014-07-11 23:57
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President tells govt. members Don't complicate politics before presidential poll
President tells govt. members Don't complicate politics before presidential poll
2014-10-17
President Mahinda Rajapaksa told the Government Parliamentary Group yesterday (16) to not complicate
 Uva Ministers finally appointed
Uva Ministers finally appointed
2014-10-17
The much delayed swearing in of the Board of Ministers of the recently elected 6th Uva Provincial Co
We can bring most Tamil votes to the UNP - Mano
We can bring most Tamil votes to the UNP - Mano
2014-10-17
Leader of the Democratic People’s Front and former Colombo district parliamentarian Mano Ganesan
 JVP To Organize Island-wide Campaigns Against MR's Third Term
JVP To Organize Island-wide Campaigns Against MR's Third Term
2014-10-17
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday said that the JVP would not allo
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The Chief Minister made this comment at an event held in Thondamanaru, Jaffna on Wednesday. I t
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Five ruling party parliamentarians including three ministers are presently holding discussions with
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JVP is carrying out a campaign stating that Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa cannot contest the forthcoming pre
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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