Closing date for presidential poll postal vote applications on Sept 30


Polls chief Mahinda Deshapriya has informed that the closing date to accept postal vote applications for the presidential elections would be on September 30.

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Ban on face coverings not in effect - Police


The regulation banning face coverings such as the Burka, Nikab, and Full Face helmets will not be in effect, the Police Headquarters said.

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PAFFREL calls for new laws on presidential candidates


An elections monitoring group has called for new laws to prevent individuals from coming forward as presidential candidates to gain popularity or pledge their support to a mainstream political party.

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Four arrested over thefts at supermarkets


Four persons have been arrested yesterday (Sept 20) for carrying out a series of thefts at supermarkets, police said.

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Dutch tourist dies due to drowning


A Dutch tourist has died due to drowning in the Nilaweli beach in Trincomalee yesterday (Sept 20).

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Court rejects request to arrest Gotabhaya


The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court today (Sept 20) rejected a request seeking the arrest of former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

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Army soldier dies during practice session of Cormorant Exercise 2019


An army solider attached to the Commando Regiment has died during practicing for the final day of the Cormorant Exercise 2019 - a military field training exercise, which took place in Trincomalee yesterday (Sept 20).

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Chinese company ALIT responds to President's allegations on Lotus Tower


China's ALIT has said that Sri Lanka's advance payment for the Lotus Tower had been made only to CEIEC - another Chinese state company, days after President Maithripala Sirisena alleged corruption at ALIT.

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PCoI tells Dissanayake to consider Ranil as an example


A Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) today (Sept 20) advised former minister Duminda Dissanayake to consider Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's testimony as an example to provide answers in a composed manner.

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Three more candidates make cash deposits to contest Presidential poll


Three more Presidential nominees today (Sept 20) made their cash deposits to contest at the upcoming presidential election on November 16, the Elections Secretariat said.

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More than 600 families of missing persons to receive compensation from November


More than 600 families of missing persons will receive an interim monthly allowance of Rs 6000 from November until the Office of Reparations provides compensation, the Finance Ministry said.

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Special Police Operation Centres to be set-up for Presidential poll


Special Police Operation Centres have been set-up in each Police Division since yesterday (Sept 19) in keeping with the upcoming Presidential elections, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said.

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