The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The eighth presidential election will commence this morning with a record 35 candidates contesting from across the political spectrum.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Widely described as a Friend of the Poor, the National Democratic Front’s Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, like his father the late President Ranasinghe Premadasa, is referred to as a workaholic. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Dr.Rohan Pallewatte in this interview with "The Island" speaks of his vision for Sri Lanka, if elected President at the forthcoming Presidential Election.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - With less than a week to go for the Presidential Election, the National Peoples' Party candidate Mahesh Senanayake spoke to the "Sunday Island" on how he would govern, if elected President.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Relatives of those who disappeared during the conflict, protest in Vavuniya, some displaying posters against the Tamil National Alliance for failing to deliver on promises to meted out justice.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Northern Province Governor Dr. Suren Raghavan takes on responsibility of building trust between Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu, during a meeting in Chennai.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Indian air pollution factor, coal fired power plants, oil powered plants, vehicle exhaust major contributing factors for the increase in Particulate Matter, says climate scientist.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - During recent visit by UK Minister of State for the Commonwealth, UN and South Asia, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, British Conservative Party politician Lord Naseby's disclosure pertaining to accountability issues were not discussed or raised by Sri Lanka, reveals the British High Commission. Lord Naseby has provided evidence to counter unsubstantiated war crimes allegations by the UN.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Transparency International Sri Lanka makes Right to Information request to Sri Lanka Air Force to ascertain whether the Air Force is paid for transportation of candidates and other politicians during election campaigns.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Election monitors dissatisfied with measures taken by Facebook to curb election propaganda during campaign silence.