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All liquor shops will close on 16 and 17

All liquor shops in the island will be closed on the 16th and 17th of this month, the Excise Department said. This was in response to a request made by the President of the Election Commission. Accordingly, the manufacture, transportation, possession and trafficking of illicit liquor and narcotics is prohibited. The Department of Excise stated …

Election Commission

Foreign observers to visit Sri Lanka for presidential election

A 17-member team of foreign observers will arrive in Sri Lanka today and tomorrow to observe the presidential election, the Election Commission said. Commissioner General Saman Sri Rathnayake said that the foreign observers’ team, which was invited by the Election Commission, will include observers from India, Indonesia, South Korea, South Africa, the Maldives, Bhutan, the …

National Elections Commission Sri Lanka

Candidates notified by Election Commission

The Election Commission has asked the candidates not to promote any presidential candidate in public institutions. The Commissioner General of Elections, Saman Sri Ratnayake said that the instructions were given during a meeting with Presidential candidates, political party representatives and secretaries at the Election Commission yesterday. He said that there have been complaints in recent …

Mahinda Deshapriya

EC Request not to strikes during Presidential Election

The Elections Commission requests all public servants not to engage in continuous strikes during the presidential election period. In a statement, its President Mahinda Deshapriya said the Election Commission respects the right of public servants and trade unions to take action that is not prohibited by law to meet their demands. However, the Chairman pointed …

National Elections Commission Sri Lanka

Stop election campaigns on digital name boards on roads – EC

The Election Commission states that nominations for the presidential election will be held on October 07. The deposit which commenced on the 9th of September is due to expire on the 6th of October at 12 noon. Meanwhile, the Election Commission has banned the campaigning of digital nameplates along the roads to promote any candidate …

Saman Sri Rathnayake, Additional Commissioner, Election Commission

Awarding of appointment at Temple Trees canceled

A ceremony scheduled to be held tomorrow (21st) at Temple Trees has been canceled for the purpose of handing over appointment letters to the Sri Lanka Principals’ Service Grade III. That was according to a notification issued by the Elections Commission. The Director General of Elections, Saman Sri Rathnayaka said that they have been informed …

Postal voting

Applications for Postal voting begins today

Public servants can apply for postal votes for the forthcoming Presidential Election. The National Election Commission stated that postal voting applications could be submitted till the 30th of this month. Aththa Withthi – Truth First like us on Facebook Page and joine to our Facebook Group.

Election Commission Of Sri Lanka

BREAKING: Presidential Election on November 16

The forthcoming presidential election will be held on November 16, the Election Commission said. A senior spokesperson of the Commission stated that the date for the nomination for the presidential election has been announced on the 7th of this month. The Election Commission stated that relevant gazette notification will be issued at midnight today. Aththa …

Mahinda Deshapriya

Elections Commission Chairman meets with Commissioners

A meeting between the Chairman of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya and its commissioners is scheduled to be held today. That was to discuss the Elpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha election and several other issues. Meanwhile, the Election Commission says that a gazette notification containing the name of the candidate to be appointed to the vacancy …

Election Commission Of Sri Lanka

Decision not to register political parties based on Race and Religion

The National Election Commission has decided not to register political parties based on race and religion. Director General of the Commission Saman Ratnayake said that this was done due to the political, religious and social issues that have arisen due to the establishment of such parties. He said that the decision was taken accordingly. Meanwhile, …


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