Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a brief statement expressed his congratulations to the seventh executive president Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The National People’s Power (NPP) movement says that the people have not achieved victory despite one candidate emerging victorious at the election.
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, following the victory of his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential election, said it is their duty to avoid inconveniencing anyone under their rule.
UNP MP Malik Samarawickrama has tended in his letter of resignation to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stating that he would be stepping down from the post of Minister of Development and International trade.
Newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today (Nov 17) said he would serve the country’s citizens including those who voted against him “irrespective of their ethnicity”.
Sri Lanka Podujana Permauna (SLPP) Presidential Candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was declared as the winner of the presidential election by the Election Commission (EC) today (Nov 17).
Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, and non-cabinet minister Ajith Perera have resigned from their positions, hours after the ruling party conceded defeat at the presidential poll.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a meeting with the parties forming the Democratic National Front (DNF) alliance, and all cabinet ministers today (Nov 17).
Minister of Sports, Telecommunications and Foreign Employment Harin Fernando has said he would resign from his position to respect "the people's mandate".
Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has said he would be stepping down as the United National Party (UNP)’s Deputy Leader with immediate effect today (Nov 17).
SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa will take oaths tomorrow (Nov 18) in the event of securing a victory at the upcoming election, Party sources said.
The Election Commission (EC) says it hopes to convene a meeting with all presidential candidates between 3 – 4 pm to announce the final result of the Presidential election.