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Stay apart and bring a pen: Sri Lanka goes to the polls during pandemic | Sri Lanka | The GuardianRajapaksa expected to dominate elections held five months after president Gotabaya Rajapaksa sacked parliamentary assembly

Stay apart and bring a pen: Sri Lanka goes to the polls during pandemic | Sri Lanka | The Guardian

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa looks to expand power in parliamentary polls amid COVID-19 and looming economic crisis.President Gotabaya Rajapaksa looks to expand power in parliamentary polls amid COVID-19 and looming economic crisis.

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa aims to consolidate power in key polls | News | Al Jazeera

Despite the civil war in Sri Lanka being over a decade old, the LTTE continue to be used as pawns.Despite the civil war in Sri Lanka being over a decade old, the LTTE continue to be used as pawns.

Sri Lanka’s Southern Political Parties Need the LTTE at Election Time

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Jaffna candidate, Paranirupasingham Varatharajasingham, also known as Vinnan, assured that he will get justice for his party’s “direct involvement” in the “wiping out of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)” and “nullification of the Tamil freedom struggle.”The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Jaffna candidate, Paranirupasingham Varatharajasingham, also known as Vinnan, assured that he will get justice for his party’s “direct involvement” in the

SLPP candidate claims he joined party to ‘demand justice for their role in destruction of LTTE and Tamil freedom struggle’ | Tamil Guardian

Sri Lankans lined up before polling stations opened on Wednesday, wearing masks and social distancing, to elect a new parliament that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes will clear the way for him to boost his powers.Sri Lankans lined up before polling stations opened on Wednesday, wearing masks and social distancing, to elect a new parliament that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes will clear the way for him to boost his powers.

Sri Lankans, wearing masks, flock to voting centres for parliament election

The Indian Ocean nation of Sri Lanka heads to the polls today in an election that could reshape the country's democracy and affect the geopolitical power balance in Asia. Who are the key players, and why are India and China so concerned about gaining influence in Sri Lanka?Read the full story.The Indian Ocean nation of Sri Lanka heads to the polls today in an election that could reshape the country's democracy and affect the geopolitical power balance in Asia. Who are the key players, and why are India and China so concerned about gaining influence in Sri Lanka?Read the full story.

Sri Lanka is voting, China is smiling - GZERO Media

Sri Lankans lined up before polling stations opened on Wednesday, wearing masks and social distancing, to elect a new parliament that President ...Sri Lankans lined up before polling stations opened on Wednesday, wearing masks and social distancing, to elect a new parliament that President ...

Sri Lanka goes to the polls as COVID-19 risk recedes - CNA

COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa family will likely consolidate power after Wednesday's (Aug 5) parliamentary elections.. Read more at straitstimes.com.South Asia News -COLOMBO (AFP) - Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa family will likely consolidate power after Wednesday's (Aug 5) parliamentary elections.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

All in the family: Sri Lanka's political Rajapaksa dynasty, South Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

In the run up to the Parliamentary Elections we hear several voices singing different siren songs about the need for a strong government and a strong leader, but the songs have the same tune. ..In the run up to the Parliamentary Elections we hear several voices singing different siren songs about the need for a strong government and a strong leader, but the songs have the same tune. ..

Can we the people have a common understanding of what a strong executive and a strong government look like? | Daily FT

2020 general election: By Shamindra Ferdinando The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), expected to comfortably win today’s parliamentary polls, has never been represented in parliament. The SLPP is confident of a comfortable, simple majority, though, publicly, its leadership vows to secure a two-thirds majority. A two-thirds majority that hadn’t been achieved by any political party […]

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes for a two-thirds majority for the Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) in the general election so that he can amend the Constitution to restore presidential powers curbed by a 2015 constitutional change.President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes for a two-thirds majority for the Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) in the general election so that he can amend the Constitution to restore presidential powers curbed by a 2015 constitutional change.

Sri Lankans to vote in parliamentary elections tomorrow | World News,The Indian Express

Sri Lanka is all set for its most expensive parliamentary elections, to be held on August 5. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been running the country since his election in November last year with hisIndia has a big stake in Sri Lanka, given its geostrategic location, dominating sea-lanes of communication across the Indian Ocean to the Malacca Straits, with the first two of its three ports in Colombo, Hambantota and Trincomalee, partially or wholly owned by the Chinese, even as New Delhi and Beijing are in confrontation across the LAC. Sri Lanka is all set for its most expensive parliamentary elections, to be held on August 5. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been running the country since his election in November last year with his Defence Secretary and Chief of Defence Staff, both war heroes, but all three charged with alleged w

Rajapaksas poised for a win in Lanka polls : The Tribune India

Sri Lanka's gross domestic product has contracted 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2020 with a steep contraction in agriculture and manufacturing amid a Coronavirus lockdown, the state information office said.Sri Lanka's gross domestic product has contracted 1.3 percent in the first quarter of 2020 with a steep contraction in agriculture and manufacturing amid a Coronavirus lockdown, the state information office said.

Sri Lanka GDP contracts 1.6-pct in 2020 first quarter amid Coronavirus | EconomyNext

Sri Lanka : New Parliament will meet on August 20th, President issues proclamation (Sri Lanka - latest news stories and top headlines)

Sri Lanka : New Parliament will meet on August 20th, President issues proclamation

The results of the vote could also lead to sibling rivalry, charting the country into more confusion, analysts say.The results of the vote could also lead to sibling rivalry, charting the country into more confusion, analysts say.

Rajapaksa brothers to get strong support in Sri Lanka polls - World News

The Rajapaksas want to win a two-thirds majority in order to push through constitutional changes that will allow the presidency to reclaim executive powers.The Rajapaksas want to win a two-thirds majority in order to push through constitutional changes that will allow the presidency to reclaim executive powers.

Rajapaksas eye more power as Sri Lanka votes today to elect new parliament

The Rajapaksas want to win a two-thirds majority in order to push through constitutional changes that will allow the presidency to reclaim executive powers.The Rajapaksas want to win a two-thirds majority in order to push through constitutional changes that will allow the presidency to reclaim executive powers.

Rajapaksas eye more power as Sri Lanka votes today to elect new parliament

Sri Lanka is going to the polls to elect a new parliament with Coronavirus health rules with the authorities saying the epidemic is largely contained but the economy under a trade lockdown after an unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus de-stabilized a currency peg.Sri Lanka is going to the polls to elect a new parliament with Coronavirus health rules with the authorities saying the epidemic is largely contained but the economy under a trade lockdown after an unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimulus de-stabilized a currency peg.

Sri Lanka parliamentary elections start amid Coronavirus rules and economic downturn | EconomyNext

Sri Lanka's new parliament will sit on August 20, after election on August 05, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said in a gazette notice.Sri Lanka's new parliament will sit on August 20, after election on August 05, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said in a gazette notice.

Sri Lanka new parliament to sit on August 20 | EconomyNext

Sri Lanka's voters are turning out to vote in the 2020 general elections by mid morning after an initial slow start with the public following Coronavirus health rules, officials said.Sri Lanka's voters are turning out to vote in the 2020 general elections by mid morning after an initial slow start with the public following Coronavirus health rules, officials said.

Sri Lanka general election voting picking up after slow start, Colombo 26-pct: officials | EconomyNext

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Sri Lanka goes to the polls for long-delayed parliamentary elections today as the ruling Rajapaksa clan seeks to tighten its grip on power.Delayed for months by the coronavirus outbreak, the electionSri Lanka goes to the polls for long-delayed parliamentary elections today as the ruling Rajapaksa clan seeks to tighten its grip on power.Delayed for months by the coronavirus outbreak, the election

We will know which party has won the election by mid-night on Aug 6 – Deshapriya | EconomyNext

COLOMBO - Sri Lankans lined up before polling stations opened on Wednesday, wearing masks and social distancing, to elect a new parliament that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes will clear the way for him to boost his powers.COLOMBO - Sri Lankans lined up before polling stations opened on Wednesday, wearing masks and social distancing, to elect a new parliament that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes will clear the way for him to boost his powers.

Sri Lankans, wearing masks, flock to voting centres for parliament election

SriLanka latest news,Breaking news,Political news,print news,Today's headlines,Today's paper,news updates,opinion,sports,cricket,business,financial, lifestyles,Entertainment,Travel,Gossip,Expose,worldcup,Interview, Hardtalk,cartoon, features,video,medicine, health,jothishayaThose who have been tasked to stay at home for an extra 14 days after being released from quarantine centres will be allow ..

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Rajapaksas aim for victory as Sri Lanka goes to polls on August 5 - The Hindu

The election brings an end to constitutional uncertainties since President Gotabaya dissolved the parliament after his poll victory last year so as to let Mahinda become Prime Minister despite the SLPP not commanding a majority.   The election brings an end to constitutional uncertainties since President Gotabaya dissolved the parliament after his poll victory last year so as to let Mahinda become Prime Minister despite the SLPP not commanding a majority.   

Explained: Why Rajapaksa clan is likely to win the Sri Lanka parliamentary polls | Explained News,The Indian Express

The SEP is the only party in the elections advancing an international socialist program to fight the crisis created by COVID-19, defend democratic rights and oppose imperialist war.The SEP is the only party in the elections advancing an international socialist program to fight the crisis created by COVID-19, defend democratic rights and oppose imperialist war.

Vote for SEP candidates in the Sri Lankan national elections! Fight for a workers’ and peasants’ government and socialist internationalism! - World Socialist Web Site

So far, South Korea has been the template. Sri Lanka may provide some more insights.So far, South Korea has been the template. Sri Lanka may provide some more insights.

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections will hold lessons for India’s Election Commission ahead of Bihar polls | The Indian Express

BANGKOK -- Sri Lankans will head to polling stations on Wednesday for a general election shaped by the COVID-19 pandemic: They must weaOfficials vow 'infection-free' poll as question of China's influence looms

Sri Lanka's parliamentary elections: Five things to know - Nikkei Asian Review

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Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Founder and National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa yesterday said that they are confident of winning 130 to 135 Seats at Wednesday’s General Election. Rajapaksa hoped that the SLPP will receive unprecedented public support at the upcoming General election to obtain 150 seats and on form a Parliament with a two thirds majority. He said that the allianceSri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Founder and National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa yesterday said that they are confident of winning 130 to 135 Seats at Wednesday’s General Election. Rajapaksa hoped that the

SLPP confident of sweeping victory - Basil | Daily News

Sri Lankans, wearing masks, flock to voting centers for parliament election | National Post

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes to tighten his hold on the nations fractious politics in an election on Wednesday that could elevate his brother and allow the two to change the constitution if they prevail.Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes to tighten his hold on the nation's fractious politics in an election on Wednesday that could elevate his brother and allow the two to change the constitution if they prevail.

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election - World - The Jakarta Post

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes to tighten his hold on the nation's fractious politics in an election on Wednesday that could elevate his brother and allow the two to change the constitution if they prevail.Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa hopes to tighten his hold on the nation's fractious politics in an election on Wednesday that could elevate his brother and allow the two to change the constitution if they prevail.

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election - Reuters

The Rajapaksas want to return to the presidency powers that were diluted by previous governments as part of reforms to prevent abuses of power.The Rajapaksas want to return to the presidency powers that were diluted by previous governments as part of reforms to prevent abuses of power.

Sri Lanka’s Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election | World News,The Indian Express