Nominations Will Be Called Within 3 Weeks – The election will be held on January 3.

1(518)The election will be held on January 3.

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said that nominations would be called for the Presidential Election 2015 will be called after 16 days and before 21 days. The Elections Commissioner also said that the election will be held within 45 to 65 days from today (20). Deshapriya added that he will issue the date for nominations and the date of the election within the next 48 hours.   

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today signed the proclamation declaring his intention to hold a Presidential Election seeking his third term. Elections Commissioner confirmed that he had received the gazette notification pertaining to the Presidential Election. While President Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest as the presidential candidate of the ruling party and the candidates of the opposition are yet to be announced.

The election, according to highly placed political sources, will be held before January 7. Most probably on January 3. The exact date of election will be officially announced by Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya.

Mahinda declares Presidential election

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has signed the proclamation declaring a Presidential election next year, the President’s office said. In the proclamation, the President has noted his intention to seek another term in office. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya has confirmed he received the proclamation…………... read more 

Mahinda SLFP candidate

The SLFP Central Committee, last night, unanimously decided to field President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Party’s candidate at the next Presidential election, Party sources told Ceylon Today last night. They said SLFP Senior Vice President and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva proposed the name of Party Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, while it was seconded by Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne…………………..  read more 

Battle begins…

The proclamation calling a snap presidential election was issued by the President last night. The incumbent seeks a third term. The joint opposition is in search for a common candidate. Of all presidential elections, this election appears to be crucial. Be that as it may, all aspirants should put forward their credentials as serious thinkers about the nation’s issues, at a time the people are faced with untold hardships unable to cope with the ever rising cost of living. ………..  READ MORE