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  Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka

Nov 18, Colombo: The winner of the 2019 Presidential Election, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka this morning (November 18) during a ceremony held at the foot of the Ruwanweli Seya in Anuradhapura amid Maha Sangha and a large crowd.

He took oaths before Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya after Secretary to the President Udaya R Seneviratne read out the proclamation declaring Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa as President.

  Ruling party parliamentarians agree to dissolve Sri Lanka parliament:
Nov 18, Colombo: The ruling United National Party (UNP)'s parliamentary group at its meeting today with the party leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, has agreed on a proposal to dissolve Parliament, party sources said.

 PM hopes for independent commissions to continue in the future:
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minster Ranil Wickremesinghe today (Nov 18) said his government hopes that the system of establishing independent commissions, will be safeguarded in the future.

 EU looks forward to work with Sri Lanka President to bring whole country together:
Nov 18, Colombo: The European Union noting that Sri Lanka's election process was peaceful and confirmed the stability of the democratic institutions said it looks forward to work with the new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to continue improving the human rights, reconciliation and good governance.

  ACMC leader expects the new President to uphold unity and reconciliation among all communities:
Nov 18, Colombo: The leader of All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) and Minister Rishad Bathiudeen congratulating the new President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa expressed hope that the new leader will uphold the unity and reconciliation among all communities in the country.

 U.S. ready to continue its work with the new President of Sri Lanka:
Nov 18, Colombo: The United States congratulating the People of Sri Lanka on their democratic presidential election expressed its readiness to working with the new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

  EU EOM says Sri Lanka election is peaceful and technically well-managed, but affected by media bias:
Nov 18, Colombo: The European Union election observation mission (EU EOM) has concluded that Sri Lanka's presidential election was largely free of violence and technically well-managed.

  Iran congratulates Sri Lanka on successful presidential elections:
Nov 18, Teheran: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi has congratulated the Sri Lankan nation and president-elect on holding presidential elections successfully.

 Gotabaya Rajapaksa sworn in as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka :
Nov 18, Colombo: The winner of the 2019 Presidential Election, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa was sworn in as the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka this morning (November 18) during a ceremony held at the foot of the Ruwanweli Seya in Anuradhapura amid Maha Sangha and a large crowd.

 Kenyan woman arrested with cocaine pills at Sri Lanka airport:
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Kenyan woman, who arrived from Doha, Qatar carrying cocaine pills.

 Patali Champika Ranawaka resigns from minister post :
Nov 18, Colombo: Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka has resigned from his ministerial portfolio with effect from today (Nov 18).

 Sri Lanka ruling party parliamentarians to meet today to decide on government:
Nov 18, Colombo: Following the victory of the opposition candidate, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the 2019 presidential elections, all members of parliament of Sri Lanka's ruling party will meet this afternoon ...

 Sri Lanka Telecom Group operating profit up 37%, revenue recorded at Rs. 63.9 billion: first nine months 2019:
Nov 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT) announced its financial results for the first nine months of 2019, which again proven to be strong and impressive.

  CILT opens trading at CSE to celebrate Centenary Year:
Nov 18, Colombo: The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) recently rang the Opening Bell to commence trading at the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) to mark the organization's centenary year.

 ComBank provides Internet Payment Gateway to Nuwara Eliya Golf Club:
Nov 18, Colombo: The Nuwara Eliya Golf Club (NEGC), one of the oldest golf clubs in Asia, recently appointed the Commercial Bank of Ceylon as its Internet Payment Gateway (IPG) service provider.

 Minister Kabir Hashim resigns from ministerial portfolio, UNP chairmanship:
Nov 18, Colombo: Minister of Highways & Road Development and Petroleum Resources Development and Chairman of the United National Party (UNP) Kabir Hashim has decided to resign from his ministerial portfolio as well as from the party post as the Chairman with immediate effect.

 Sri Lanka's new President to be sworn-in at Ruwanweli Seya today:
Nov 18, Colombo: President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be sworn in as the seventh Executive President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at the Ruwanweli Seva Maha Viharaya in Anuradhapura this morning (18).

 US looking forward to work with Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa:
Nov 17, Colombo: The United States today said it was looking forward to working with President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa to support a strong and sovereign Sri Lanka.

 2019 Sri Lanka Presidential Election Final Results :
Nov 17, Colombo: From the official results released by the Election Commission of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has received 52.25% of the votes and New Democratic Front candidate Sajith Premadasa has received 41.99% of votes.
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 More Sri Lankan government ministers resign from ministerial portfolios:
Nov 17, Colombo: More ministers of Sri Lankan government have decided to resign from their ministerial portfolios in the wake of the defeat of the ruling party presidential candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa at the 2019 presidential elections.

 PM congratulates new President, plans to decide on parliamentary elections :
Nov 17, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has congratulated the newly elected seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

 Opposition Leader urges party activists and supporters to celebrate Gotabhaya's victory peacefully:
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) party leader and Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa has requested the party activists and supporters to peacefully celebrate his brother Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's victory at the 2019 presidential elections.

 Sri Lanka manufacturing, service sectors expand in October 2019:
Nov 17, Colombo: According to the Sri Lanka Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) released by the Statistics Department of Central Bank, both manufacturing and services sectors expanded at a faster rate in October compared to the previous month.

 Pakistan felicitates Sri Lanka's newly elected president:
Nov 17, Colombo: The Government and leadership of Pakistan warmly felicitated the newly-elected President of Sri Lanka, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on his electoral victory as the 7th President of the country.

  PM calls special Cabinet meeting this evening:
Nov 17, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has called a special Cabinet meeting to be held at Temple Trees at 5 p.m. Sunday (Nov 17) according to the Prime Minister's Office.

 Minister Ajith P Perera also resigns from portfolio :
Nov 17, Colombo: In the wake of ruling party candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa's defeat in the 2019 presidential elections several government ministers have decided to resign form their ministerial portfolios.
 Indian, Maldivian leaders congratulate Sri Lanka President elect Gotabhaya on his victory :
Nov 17, Colombo: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Sri Lanka's President Elect Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on his victory in the 2019 presidential elections.
 Gotabaya Rajapaksa claims victory in Sri Lanka Presidential Election:
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's former wartime defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has claimed victory in Presidential elections, with over 50 percent of the votes counted so far.
 Government ministers step down from portfolios following election defeat:
Nov 17, Colombo: From the official results released so far by the Election Commission of Sri Lanka New Democratic Front candidate Sajith Premadasa has received 42.59% of votes and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has received 51.66% of the votes.
 Sajith Premadasa concedes Sri Lanka presidential election to Gotabhaya Rajapaksa:
Nov 17, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling coalition party candidate, Minister Sajith Premadasa today conceded the presidential election victory today and congratulated the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
 Woman smuggling cigarettes worth over Rs.2.25 million arrested at airport:
Nov 17, Colombo: A Sri Lankan woman who arrived in the country early this morning from Dubai with a stock of cigarettes has been arrested by the Customs Department at the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake.
 2019 Sri Lanka Presidential Election Results:
Nov 17, Colombo: From the official results released so far by the Election Commission of Sri Lanka New Democratic Front candidate Sajith Premadasa has received 44.46% of votes and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has received 49.59% of the votes.
 President inspects the progress of the construction of China-gifted National Nephrology Hospital in Polonnaruwa:
Nov 16, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena Saturday inspected the construction work of the Polonnaruwa Sino-Sri Lanka Friendship National Nephrology Hospital, a special project implemented by the President during his tenure.
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 Sri Lanka Prime Minister says 19th Amendment helped to conduct a peaceful election:
Nov 16, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he is happy with the peaceful presidential election and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution enacted by this government to create a peaceful and a free country helped a great deal to conduct a peaceful election.
  Voting is peaceful; there are no serious violations of election laws - Police spokesman:
Nov 16, Colombo: Police Spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said there was a peaceful situation in all parts of the island during the presidential election which ended at 5:00 pm and no serious incidents were reported during this period.
 Sri Lanka election peaceful, voter turnout exceeds 80%:
Nov 16, Colombo: Chairman of the National Election Commission Mahinda Deshapriya says that the voter turnout in the 2019 presidential election is between 80 and 82 percent.
 President addresses the nation, vows to strengthen democracy in the future:
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka President addressing the nation for the last time as the incumbent leader assured to offer his support in the future to build a democratic society, a prosperous economy in the beloved motherland and a great nation in the world.
 Election monitor raises issue of Muslim voters in Puttalam facing difficulties with Election Commission :
Nov 16, Colombo: The election monitor, Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) has written to the Election Commission requesting investigations and action on the attacks on buses carrying Muslim voters in Thanthirimale.
 Sri Lanka Presidential election: Voter turnout exceeds 50 percent by noon in many districts:
Nov 16, Colombo: As of 12 noon today, Sri Lanka Presidential election voter turnout in several districts has exceeded 50 percent, district officials said.
 Speaker signs National Innovation Agency Bill:
Nov 16, Colombo: Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday (Nov 15), signed the Establishment of National Innovation Agency Bill to set up an agency to promote innovation.
 Army road barriers in Palaly and Pallai lifted:
Nov 16, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police Headquarters says that several army roadblocks which were in place at Palaly and Pallai areas in the Northern Province have now been removed on the notice of police.
  President, PM, Opposition Leader vote in the Presidential election :
Nov 16, Colombo: By now, The President, the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and several other ministers have already voted.
 Sri Lanka Navy, Air Force conduct coordinated maritime rescue operation exercises:
Nov 16, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) and Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) have successfully conducted a joint exercise for the first time in maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, 50 nautical miles offshore in the southwestern seas off the Panadura coast.
  ComBank Group posts net profit growth of 21.2-pct for Q3:
Nov 16, Colombo: Significant improvements in the third quarter, which positively impacted its year-to-date performance, have enabled the Commercial Bank Group to post creditable results for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
 DFCC Bank records resilient performance amidst challenges:
Nov 16, Colombo: DFCC Bank recorded a profit after tax of LKR 2,217 million for the period ended 30 September 2019 before the adjustment for the fair value loss on Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC (CBC)in comparison to profit after tax of LKR 2,723 million recorded in the comparative period.
  Presidential candidates vote early at Sri Lanka presidential elections:
Nov 16, Colombo: Front runners of Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2019 have exercised their franchise early in the polls today.
  Security ensured, Vote without fear - Police:
Nov 16, Colombo: Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara on behalf of the entire police states that all the security is established and all voters should vote at their respective polling stations without fear or suspicion.
  Sri Lanka presidential election polls open:
Nov 16, Colombo: Polls opened at 7:00 am today to elect the seventh Executive President of Sri Lanka. Nearly 16 million voters will be able to cast their votes at 12,845 polling stations throughout the country until 5:00 pm.
 President requests all eligible citizens to exercise their franchise today :
Nov 16, Colombo: Issuing a special media statement, the outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena requested all citizens eligible to vote not to get swayed by propaganda and rumors and exercise their right today for the presidential election.
 Over 150 foreign and over 11,000 local observers to observe Sri Lanka presidential election:
Nov 15, Colombo: Center for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV) says at the invitation of local election monitors, 153 foreign election observers have arrived in the country to monitor the presidential election tomorrow.
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 President says by being non-partisan he paves the way for a peaceful election for the first time in history :
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says for the first time in history, the presidential election is fair and peaceful since the incumbent president opted not to seek re-election and to remain non-partisan.
 Finance Minister requests EC to take action against false reports on wheat flour price increase:
Nov 15, Colombo: The government stresses that there is no truth to the media reports that say Ministry of Finance is raising the price of wheat flour.
 SLTDA and DCC & CRM sign MOU to fasten investment approvals for tourism:
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) and the Department of Coast Conservation & Coastal Resources Management (DCC & CRM) marked a significant milestone
  Sri Lanka trade deficit widens in September 2019 as exports decline:
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened in September 2019 as the decline in export earnings exceeded the decline in imports expenditure, the Central Bank reported Friday in its External Sector Performance review for the month.
 Sri Lanka PM requests citizens to vote peacefully and maintain law and order for a free and fair election:
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe issuing a special statement today called on the public to peacefully vote and maintain law and order for a free and fair election.
 Chinese PLA Navy ship arrives at the port of Colombo in Sri Lanka :
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy, in accordance with naval traditions, ceremonially welcomed China's People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ship Zhu Kezhen arrived at the port of Colombo on an official visit Thursday (14th November).
 Expressway bus fares reduced from midnight today:
Nov 15, Colombo: The National Transport Commission (NTC) has decided to reduce the fares of inter-provincial buses traveling on the expressway from midnight Friday.
 Report on presidential election said to be by intelligence services circulating in social media false - Police:
Nov 15, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Police headquarters announces that a report circulating in social media calming to be issued by the State Intelligence Service is false.
 No permission to raise flour prices - Finance Minister:
Nov 15, Colombo: The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) stressed that no company has been allowed to increase the price of wheat flour.
  President presents productivity awards for winners of Presidential Secretariat:
Nov 15, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena presented productivity awards to the Presidential Secretariat winners of the National Productivity Awards at the President's Office today (14).
  SAARC award for President's photographer:
Nov 15, Colombo: Veteran photo-journalist Sudath Silva, President's Media (Photography) Director has been awarded South Asia Best Political Photography Award 2019 by South Asian Partnership Summit Excellent Awards 2019.
 Sri Lanka election monitor to watch for bribing voters during silent period:
Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka election monitor Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) says it will pay special attention to bribing voters during the presidential election, Acting Executive Director of the organization Ahmed Manas Makin said.
 Sri Lanka's Jayathma Wickramanayake recognized among the 'TIME's 100 Next':
Nov 15 (CP) Colombo- United States news organization TIME has recognized Sri Lanka's Jayathma Wickramanayake, the UN Youth Envoy, as one of the 100 rising stars from across the world who are shaping the future.
 Daughter of slain Sri Lankan Journalist appeals decision in U.S. extrajudicial killing case against Gotabaya Rajapaksa:
Nov 15, Colombo: Ahimsa Wickrematunge and her legal team filed a notice of appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today, contesting the United States District Court's decision
 Australian cricketer's brother pleads guilty over framing Sri Lankan colleague with fake terror notebook:
Nov 15, Colombo: The older brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice and dishonestly influencing a public official after police accused him of creating a fake terror plot to frame a Sri Lankan colleague, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
  Aitken Spence cumulative Q2 revenue up 8.2%:
Nov 15, Colombo: Against an extremely challenging macro-economic environment, the leading conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC's Group gross revenue grew by 8.2% to Rs. 28.6 billion for the period ending 30 September 2019.
 Special inquiry into attack on freelance journalist:
Nov 15, Colombo: The Habaraduwa Police said that a special investigation has been launched into the attack on a freelance journalist in Meepe area in Habaraduwa Wednesday night.
 UK Foreign Office issues new travel advice on Sri Lanka:
Nov 15, Colombo: The UK Foreign Office has warned visitors to Sri Lanka of possible outbreaks of violence in the run up to the presidential election on Saturday (November 16, 2019).
 StartupX Foundry shines with a Silver at NBQSA 2019:
Nov 15, Colombo: Maturify, a product incubated by startup accelerator StartupX Foundry, swept up a Silver in its inaugural year of participation at the National ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2019.
  Sri Lanka raises Aircraft Navigation facility charges on foreign flights after 38 years:
Nov 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's government has decided to increase aircraft navigation facility charges on foreign flights by 57 percent after 38 years.
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 Sri Lanka receives proposal for US$ 24 Bn strategic investment in petroleum refinery :
Nov 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka's geographical locational advantage between Singapore and the Middle East, and the availability of a new deep-water Port in Hambantota make the island an optimum location for establishing export oriented Petroleum and other commodity processing facilities.
 Sumangala Thero abandons hunger strike on the request of Sajith:
Nov 14, Colombo: Ven. Dr. Inguruwatte Sumangala Thera has ended the hunger strike this morning after New Democratic Front presidential candidate Minister Sajith Premadasa requested the Thera to end the fast.
 All schools island wide closed tomorrow:
Nov 14, Colombo: The Ministry of Education says that all schools in the country will be closed tomorrow (15) ahead of the presidential elections on Saturday.
 Hayleys Group delivers an improved performance in 2Q of 2019/20:
Nov 14, Colombo: The Hayleys Group, Sri Lanka's most diversified conglomerate, posted improvements in turnover, operating performance and overall profitability during the 2nd quarter of 2019/20 supported by the strong performance of its export businesses.
 President to meet his staff today:
Nov 14, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to meet the staff of the Presidential Secretariat this morning for an official farewell, according to sources at the President's office.
 Police to video election campaigners during silent period:
Nov 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police reiterated that According to the provisions of Section 70 of the Presidential Election Act, all propaganda related to the Presidential Election end from midnight Wednesday.
 Ministry of Defense launches SMS service to alert on national security:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Ministry of Defense (MOD) has commenced a SMS service from today (13) to provide the public with the true information on national security and emergency management situations to the general public in the form of an SMS alert.
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 Fasting not allowed for any reason during silent period - EC Chairman:
Nov 13, Colombo: Election Commission Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya said that fasting will not be allowed for any reason during the election silent period which commences from midnight today (13).
  ADB provides further financing for rural road connectivity program in Sri Lanka:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Sri Lanka today signed a $150 million Tranche 2 Loan Agreement...
 TNA MP Sumanthiran requests investigation into false news reported by three leading newspapers :
Nov 13, Colombo: Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Media Spokesperson parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran has requested the Election Commission and the Inspector General of Police to investigate into a news report published by three newspapers.
  Over 60,000 police officers, 8,000 CDF deployed to provide security to Presidential elections:
Nov 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka Police will deploy 60,175 police officers and Civil Defense Force will deploy 8080 security officers to ensure security for the presidential elections on Saturday, 16th November.
 Sri Lankan banks facing pressure on credit profiles - Fitch Ratings:
Nov 13, Colombo: Fitch Ratings in a new report says pressure on Sri Lankan banks' financial profiles due to challenging operating conditions - as reflected in the 2019 negative banking-sector outlook for Sri Lanka - became more apparent in the banks' 1H19 results.
 Commonwealth group begins observation of Sri Lankan presidential election:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Commonwealth Observer Group (COG), a group deployed by the Commonwealth to observe the presidential election in Sri Lanka, has commenced their work.
 Election Commission receives 3,729 complaints of election law violations:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Election Commission said it has so far received 3,729 complaints of election law violations from the 8th of October to the 12th November.
 Fundamental Right petitions against MCC, SOFA and ACSA agreements fixed for January 31st:
Nov 13, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Supreme Court today fixed for support on January 31 for granting of Leave to Proceed with the three Fundamental Right petitions filed against the signing of agreements with the United States.
 Sri Lanka Army's next contingent for UN peacekeeping in Mali leaves:
Nov 13, Colombo: The next contingent of the Mali-bound Combat Convoy Company (CCC) of the Sri Lanka Army to serve in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has left the country this morning.
 Central Bank to release information in Forensic Audits to public on AG's advice:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said the Forensic Audits (FA) conducted in five assignments were finalized in consultation with the Auditor General and the Attorney General and the information in the reports will be released to public on the advice of the Attorney General.
  UNDP supports Strengthening Right to Information in Sri Lanka:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that freedom of expression includes the 'right to seek, receive and impart information'.
 GTF urges Tamils to freely exercise their franchise at the upcoming Presidential Election:
Nov 13, Colombo: The Global Tamil Forum (GTF) urged Tamil people from the North-East and throughout Sri Lanka to freely exercise their franchise at the November 16 Presidential Election, giving careful consideration to the political formations and agendas of the major contenders.
 Sri Lanka's next president faces major rights challenges - HRW:
Nov 13, Colombo: The winner of Sri Lanka's presidential election on November 16, 2019 will face enormous challenges to deliver justice for past crimes and prevent future abuses, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says.
 Sunshine Holdings opens third hydropower plant:
Nov 13, Colombo: Sunshine Energy Ltd. (SEL), a fully-owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka's diversified conglomerate Sunshine Holdings Plc, opened its third hydropower plant Elgin recently in the town of Lindula in the Central Province.
 Stop legal arguments and show final certificate of Gota's US Citizenship renunciation - Minister Rajitha:
Nov 12, Colombo: Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says that it is a tragedy to question the citizenship of a person who is contesting for the Presidency. The Minister pointed out that there has never been such a crisis in the history of world politics.
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  President rejects social media reports of delivering special address on Nov 18:
Nov 12, Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected social media reports that he will deliver a special address on November 18, the President's Media Division said today (Nov 12).
 Central Bank of Sri Lanka completes five forensic audits of the bond issue :
Nov 12, Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) said it has completed five forensic audits on the issuance of Treasury Bonds to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka and the reports will be issued to the authorities who have the legal authority while maintaining confidentiality.
  Ceylon Graphite's subsidiary Sarcon wins environmental protection license for K1 graphite mining project in Sri Lanka:
Nov 12, Colombo: Ceylon Graphite Corp disclosed Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sarcon Development Pvt Ltd has been granted an environmental protection license for its K1 graphite mining project in Karasnagla, from the Sri Lanka Central Environmental Authority (CEA), country's top environmental regulator.
 Two arrested with 105 kg of Kerala Cannabis in Mulankavil:
Nov 12, Colombo: The Police Narcotics Bureau has arrested two suspects with 105 kilograms of Kerala Cannabis in the Mulankavil area along the Jaffna-Mannar road.
 Police fatally shoot escaping suspect:
Nov 12, Colombo: Police Media spokesman SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said that police fatally shot a suspect, who was being taken to be submitted to the Karapitiya Judicial Medical Officer, when he attempted to flee.
 Presidential election campaigning ends midnight tomorrow, all candidates summoned to EC for a meeting :
Nov 12, Colombo: Campaigning for the 2019 Presidential election in Sri Lanka will end at midnight on Wednesday (13), the Elections Commission announced.
  SLPP PS member and four others arrested for assaulting a female UNP PS member :
Nov 12, Colombo: Five persons including a Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Pradeshiya Sabha member have been arrested by police for assaulting a female UNP Pradeshiya Sabha member of the Ridimaliyadda Pradeshiya Sabha.
 Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa condemn president's move to pardon convicted killer on death row :
Nov 12, Colombo: The Presidential candidate of the New Democratic Front (NDF) Sajith Premadasa has condemned the outgoing President Maithripala Sirisena's move to pardon the convicted killer on death row.
 TISL questions use of SLAF helicopters to transport politicians to campaign rallies:
Nov 12, Colombo: The anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) has drawn the attention of the Elections Commission to the use of Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF), helicopters for the transport of politicians to and from campaign rallies.
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