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Sri Lanka election: Early results show Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win

Sri Lanka’s powerful Rajapaksa family-run Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) appeared to be heading for a landslide win in the country’s parliamentary election, according...

Lanka general election: Counting begins, Rajapaksa clan eyes landslide win

The counting of votes in Sri Lanka’s twice-postponed parliamentary election began on Thursday with the powerful Rajapaksa family-run Sri Lanka People''s Party (SLPP) saying...

Over 8,000 health officials to join police to conduct Lanka polls

Over 8,000 health officials will be on duty alongside over 69,000 police personnel during Sri Lanka''s parliamentary election to be held on Wednesday amidst...

India, Sri lanka express commitment to enhance bilateral defence ties

India and Sri Lanka have expressed their commitment to further strengthen the bilateral defence ties and jointly face the security challenges and concerns to...

Sri Lanka’s August 5 general poll to be costliest ever

Sri Lanka's August 5 general election will be held at a cost of 10 billion rupees, becoming the costliest poll in the country's history,...

Colombo Port workers in Sri Lanka stop work against privatisation of ECT

Workers at the strategic Colombo Port have stopped work in protest against the privatisation of its Eastern Container Terminal, demanding a "written pledge" from...

Sri Lanka’s top police officer arrested

Sri Lanka's top police officer was on Friday arrested for allegedly concealing evidence in a weapons case, police said. Shani Abeysekera, former director of the...

TNA won’t be allowed to achieve through vote what LTTE failed to do with...

Sri Lanka's main Tamil party TNA will not be allowed to achieve through the election what the LTTE and its slain leader Velupillai Prabakaran...

Sri Lanka to resume repatriation flights from July 31

Sri Lanka will resume flights to repatriate its citizens stranded overseas due to the coronavirus pandemic, a top official said on Wednesday. The government halted...

Sri Lankan migrant workers protesting in Jordan tear gassed

Jordanian security forces have fired tear gas Monday to disperse a group of protesting Sri Lankan migrant workers who had lost their jobs due...