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Results of Ratnapura and Eheliyagoda polling divisions

SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is leading the Ratnapura polling division in Ratnapura District. He has secured 64,809 votes (60.58%). NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has come in second with 37,400 votes (34.96%). NMPP candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake has secured 2,733 votes (2.55%) in the third place. SLPP candidate Gotabaya has …

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Beliatta polling division results out

Results of Beliatta polling division in Hambantota indicate a victory for SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa as he has obtained 42,668 votes (66.01%) from the division. Sajith Premadasa, NDF candidate, has obtained 17,029 votes (26.34%) while Anura Kumara Dissanayake has acquired 3,793 votes (5.87%). Mahesh Senanayake has received 131 votes (0.20%).

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Vanni district final results

The final results of the Vanni Electoral District have been released by the Elections Department. NDF candidate Sajith Premadasa has received the highest number of votes in the district with 174,739 (82.12%). SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is second with 26,105 votes (12.27%). Ariyawansha Dissanayake who polled 2,546 votes (1.20%) is …

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Results of Vavuniya polling division

NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has obtained the highest votes in the Vavuniya polling division in Vanni District with 65,141 votes (77.83%). Gotabaya Rajapaksa is behind him with 13,715 votes (16.39%) while Anura Kumara Dissanayake received just 901 votes (1.08%).

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Postal vote results of Anuradhapura, Matara and Jaffna districts

The presidential election’s postal vote results of Anuradhapura, Matara and Jaffna districts have been released. The highest number of postal votes in Anuradhapura District was obtained by SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who received 28,957 (60.62%) postal votes. Sajith Premadasa is second with 15,367 votes (32.17%) while Anura Kumara Dissanayake came …

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Google in talks to move into banking

Google has become the latest big tech firm to move into banking by offering current accounts. The firm said it plans to partner with banks and credit unions in the US to offer the “smart checking” accounts. It said the service, to be launched via Google Pay, will allow users …

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Eight arrested for photographing ballot paper

Eight individuals have been arrested by the Police for photographing the ballot paper while casting their votes, the Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ruwan Gunasekara said. Meanwhile, 18 others have been arrested over several offences near polling stations, the Police Spokesman said further. Voting for the Presidential Election was carried out …

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Elections Chief hails first presidential poll without serious incidents

The Chairman of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Deshapriya, says that he is happy to note that the 2019 Presidential Election held on Saturday ended without any very serious incidents of violence. “Very happy to say that we don’t have very serious incidents of what we call as …

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The Latest: Iraq: 2 more protesters killed in Baghdad

Iraq Protests An anti-government protester prepares to throw back a tear gas canister fired by police during clashes at Khilani Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on Iraq’s anti-government protests (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Iraqi security and medical officials …

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