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EU monitors say poll well-administered and genuine

EU monitors say poll well-administered and genuine

The 17 August Parliamentary Elections in Sri Lanka were ―well administered and offered voters a genuine choice from among a broad range of political alternatives, although campaign rules were restrictive‖, said Cristian Preda, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) and Member of the European Parliament.

August 19, 2015  04:35 pm|

No major incidents reported during polling Elections Chief

No major incidents reported during polling  Elections Chief

Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya says that no major incidents have been reported during voting at the 2015 General Election today and that he expects votes would not have to declare null at any polling station. MORE..

August 17, 2015  07:43 pm|

Elections Chief expects first result after midnight on Monday

Elections Chief expects first result after midnight on Monday

Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya says that it is highly unlikely that the first result of the 2015 General Election will be released before midnight on August 17. MORE..

August 15, 2015  05:35 pm|

President removes Secretary to Ministry of Posts

President removes Secretary to Ministry of Posts

President Maithripala Sirisena has removed the Secretary to the Ministry of Posts on a complaint and recommendation of the Elections Commissioner, the Presidential Media Division said. MORE..

August 7, 2015  09:12 pm|

Elections Chief to brief top police officers

Elections Chief to brief top police officers

The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) is scheduled to conduct a programme to brief the high-ranking police officers in Kurunegala and Puttalam districts with regard to the forthcoming General Election. MORE..

August 7, 2015  10:08 am|

Deshapriya directs MPs to handover state owned vehicles

Deshapriya directs MPs to handover state owned vehicles

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has ordered the former Parliamentarians to handover all state owned vehicles with immediate effect. MORE...

August 3, 2015  05:30 pm|

FCID cannot summon UPFA candidates before polls Susil

FCID cannot summon UPFA candidates before polls  Susil

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today briefed the Election Commissioner regarding the various problems allegedly faced by the party, such as the lack of security ex-MPs and the summoning of candidates before the FCID, ahead of the General Election. MORE..

July 16, 2015  04:48 pm|

UPFA leaders set to meet Elections Chief today

UPFA leaders set to meet Elections Chief today

Leaders of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have decided to meet with the Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya today. MORE..

July 16, 2015  01:38 pm|

Filing of nominations concludes today

Filing of nominations concludes today

Accepting of nominations for the General Election will be concluded today (06) at 12. 00 p.m. the Elections Department said. MORE...

July 13, 2015  10:17 am|

Special traffic plan in Rajagiriya tomorrow

Special traffic plan in Rajagiriya tomorrow

A special traffic plan will be implemented tomorrow (13) in and around Rajagiriya 7.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. while nominations for the forthcoming General Election are accepted, the Department of Police said. MORE...

July 12, 2015  04:21 pm|

Acceptance of nominations for election from tomorrow

Acceptance of nominations for election from tomorrow

The Elections Department says that nominations for the 2015 General Election will be accepted from July 06 to 15. The Department is making preparations to hold the General Elections on August 17. MORE...

July 5, 2015  11:19 am|

Dates announced for submitting postal voting applications

Dates announced for submitting postal voting applications

The Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya says that applications for postal voting at the upcoming General Election will be received from July 03 to 14, 2015.

June 27, 2015  12:02 pm|

Elections Commissioner ready to retire, but has to wait

Elections Commissioner ready to retire, but has to wait

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya, who has reached the age of retirement, says that he will continue to function in his post until the Elections Commission is established in line with the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. MORE..

June 26, 2015  07:12 pm|

SLFP will suffer absolute defeat if Mahinda contests - SB

SLFP will suffer absolute defeat if Mahinda contests - SB

Minister of Rural Economic Affairs S.B. Dissanayake says that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) would suffer an absolute defeat if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa contests the upcoming General Election. MORE..

June 24, 2015  02:33 pm|

Special facilities for the disabled voters

Special facilities for the disabled voters

The Government has taken steps to introduce a system which will ensure that all differently abled citizens can cast their vote at elections, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said. MORE..

May 29, 2015  04:28 pm|

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