Eight presidential contenders for the Presidential Election 2019

Businessman Dr. Rohan Pallewatta from Abiman Lanka Alliance has also placed his cash deposit for the Presidential Election 2019. He will be contesting from the National Development Front (NDF). The General Secretary of the party and several others joined Dr. Pallewatta on this occasion. Apart from Dr. Pallewatta, eight other presidential contenders, namely Venerable Aparekke Punnananda Thera, Jayantha Ketagoda, Siripala Amarasinghe, Dr. Ajantha Wijesinghe of Socialist Party of Sri Lanka, Samantha Perera, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and Ariyawansa Dissanayake of Democratic United National Front…

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Gotabaya responds to allegations against his citizenship

The Presidential aspirant of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa emphasizes that the certificate pertaining to his dual citizenship, the passport and the NIC were obtained legally. He stated this responding to the allegations laid against his Sri Lankan citizenship while addressing a special convention organized by the Desha Vimukthi Janatha Pakshaya. The event was held at the New Town Hall in Colombo under the patronage of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today. Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he had applied for the…

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Gota candidacy on knife’s edge ahead of nominations day

Writ application seeks to prevent GR from claiming to be Lankan citizen  If successful, case could disqualify ex-Defence Secretary from contesting presidency  Petitioners seek interim relief to suspend dual citizenship certificate; prevent authorities from acting on basis that Rajapaksa is citizen Hearings conclude three days before nominations must be filed for 16 November poll  CA takes ‘extraordinary measures’ to ensure objections to bench can be made till 9 a.m. tomorrow  By S.S. Selvanayagam  A three-judge bench of the Court of Appeal (CA) will commence hearings on a writ challenging the…

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TNA lays down conditions for backing Premadasa

By Saman Indrajith The TNA, yesterday, asked the UNP to reveal what its presidential candidate, Sajith Premadasa, would do to fulfil what it called the aspirations of Tamils in the North and East and his plans to introduce a new Constitution, with more devolution, if it was to back him. The TNA had put forth this demand when its representatives R Sampanthan and M.A. Sumanthiran met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Ministers Premadasa, Malik Samarawickrama and Ravi Karunanayake, at Temple Trees, to discuss the TNA’s stand, sources said. The meeting commenced…

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