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Four persons arrested for pasting election posters

Police arrested four persons for pasting election posters at the Power House Junction, Sapugaskanda, yesterday, around 5 am. They also took into custody a three wheeler, in which the suspects had been travelling and 170 posters.   About 100 persons have been arrested so far for violating election laws since …

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LG election win is important for the government: PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the UNP candidates contesting for the February 10 local government election that this poll is of importance for the government if it is to return to power in the year 2020. The Prime Minister had come up with these sentiments while addressing the candidates at …

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Bond Commission won’t release report

ecretary to the Presidential Commission that probed treasury bond scams Sumathipala Udugamsuriya yesterday said that the releasing of the report would be President Maithripala Sirisena’s prerogative.   Udugamsuriya said so when The Island inquired from him whether a copy of the report could be obtained. The official said that their mandate was …

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Police arrest 68 for violating election laws

Sri Lanka Police have arrested 68 individuals on charges of violating the local government election laws in the run up to the local government elections on 10th February. According to the police, they were arrested during the last 24 hours ending 6.00 am Tuesday, the police headquarters said. Out of …

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Final report of PRECIPAC handed over to President

The final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Inquire and Investigate into Serious Acts of Fraud and Corruption (PRECIFAC) was handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s Office yesterday. Chairman of PRECIFAC Padman Surasena handed over the 1,135 pages long report to the President. Secretary to …

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Election Commission stops polls-related public events

The Election Commission has put a halt to a string of public events as they would promote a candidate or political party involved in the upcoming local council elections. The Commission also has given a ruling that in some instances events could be held without the participation of politicians or …

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Election-related complaints on the rise

Police said that 53 complaints have been received so far in relation to the forthcoming Local Government election. This includes 36 election complaints and 17 complaints pertaining to violations of election laws. In a statement, the Police Headquarters said that two complaints of election law violations were received within yesterday …

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