Mahinda Rajapaksa says there was an understanding that Wickremesinghe would resign if Gotabaya won the election.
While Gotabaya addressed issues of the majority Sinhalese community, Sajith addressed those of the minority Tamils and Muslims.
Both the Modi and the Gotabaya governments will revive pending projects and extend economic and economic cooperation.
November 17 (newsin.asia) - Ministers from Sri Lanka's ruling United National Front (UNF) government began resigning from their portfolios on Sunday after the ruling presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa lost the presidential elections. Minister of Sports, Telecommunications and Foreign Employment, Harin Fernando, was one of the first Ministers to hand in his resignation saying he had decided to step down respecting...
November 17 (newsin.asia) - Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday congratulated president-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa over his victory at the presidential election. In a message on his official twitter account president Solih said he looked forward to working with Sri Lanka's new admission to further the already closed and fraternal ties between Maldives and Sri Lanka. Solih becomes the first...
November 17 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lanka's ruling party Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa has issued a statement conceding defeat and congratulating SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Sajith Premadasa in his statement also noted that he has decided to step down from the position of Deputy Leader of the UNP with immediate effect. Full text of Sajith Premadasa’s statement Special Statement from...
The number of violent incidents was only seven said Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya.
President Maithripala Sirisena said he gave up the unbridled power of an Executive President
Lower turn out in the Tamil and Muslim areas may hurt ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa's prospects.
69 incidents of violence and intimidation recorded by Center for Monitoring Election Violence