The coalition led by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna achieved a landslide victory in the General Election 2020 with 151 seats, securing a two-thirds majority in parliament.
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Prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has polled the highest preferential votes at the General Election 2020.
 
Contesting from Kurunegala, he polled 527,364 votes.
 
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Eron Ranasinghe alias 'SF Lokka', was killed today in Anuradhapura.
 
It is reported that the shooting took place this morning near the Anuradhapura - Dahaiyagama railway crossing.
 
He was shot dead by two unidentified assailants who were on a motorcycle, and his hybrid car later caught fire, police said.
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'SF Lokka' alias Eron Ranasinghe has died following a shooting incident at the Dahaiyagama Junction in Anuradhapura.

'SF Lokka' was the main suspect in the murder of Wasantha Soyza, who was stabbed to death at his night club.

The 57-year-old nightclub owner was also a Karate champion, holding a Guinness Word record of breaking 12 slabs of concrete in one go.
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The general election held to elect parliamentarians for the 9th parliament of the country commences at 7.00 am today.
 
Voting will take place in 12, 985 polling stations island wide with over 1.6 million registered voters.
 
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Director-general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that despite progress made on a vaccine against Covid-19, "there's no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be."
 
His words marked six months since the organization declared the virus a public health emergency of international concern.
 
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With five more Covid-19 patients reported yesterday (03), the total infected persons in Sri Lanka rose to 2,828.

The new cases are four arrivals from Saudi Arabia and an associate of an infected person in Lankapura.
 
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The leader of the Samagi Jana Balawega Sajith Premadasa states that no Prime Minister who was born in Colombo after Ranasinghe Premadasa has served the people of Colombo.

He was addressing a public meeting in Kotahena yesterday.
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The election commission says that all election laws will be in effect after the propaganda activities cease at midnight today.
 
Accordingly engaging in any propaganda activity including rallies, house visiting, distribution of leaflets and displaying placards at offices will be prohibited.
 
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Negombo prisons SP Anuruddha Sampayo who was  arrested by the Negombo HQI in Kurunegala, handed over to the CID.

Former Superintendent of the Negombo Prison, Anuruddha Sampayo who was evading arrest was taken into custody near St.Anne’s college Kurunegala this afternoon, 11 days after a warrant was issued against him.
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With the reporting of 4 new corona patients yesterday the total number of corona patients in the country has risen to 2814.
 
Amongst those reported is an employee of the Lankapura divisional secretariat, as well as three individuals who had arrived from Qatar, UAE and Turkey.
 
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All schools will remain closed from 04 to 07 of August in view of the General Election, says the Ministry of Education.

Students of Grades 11, 12 and 13 will attend school until 31 July.

All grades will recommence, starting on 10 August on the basis of the number of students of a school.

Schools with less than 200 students and can manage the one metre social distancing will open that day.
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The Covid-19 positive patient who was located at the OPD of the Colombo National Hospital has been arrested by the Army: The patient will be taken back to IDH.
 
The drug addict who escaped from the IDH hospital was located at the OPD of the Colombo National Hospital according to Hospital Sources.
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Update: The drug addict who escaped from the IDH hospital has been located at the OPD of the Colombo National Hospital according to Hospital Sources.

Hospital sources stated that the patients will be sent to the IDH.
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Former Member of Parliament Palitha Thewarapperuma has been hospitalized after being assaulted by a group of persons in the Welkandala area in Matugama.

The attack took place when he went to the site to inquire about a substandard construction.

Our correspondent stated that the former MP has been admitted to the Nagoda Hospital for treatment.
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