Aug 17, 2015 · Main parties in the electoral race[2],[3]: Party: United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) / එක්සත් ජනතා නිදහස් සන්ධානය. Leader: Maithripala SIRISENA. Seats won in last election: 144. Party: United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) / එක්සත් යහපාලන ජාතික පෙරමුණ. Leader: Ranil WICKRAMASINGHE. Sri Lanka’s upcoming presidential election promises more competition than was initially anticipated. But with that comes a great risk of violence. Long-term stability and post-war reconciliation can only be achieved through a peaceful election resulting in a government committed to serving the interests of all Sri Lankans.

Nov 16, 2019 · Sri Lanka election: Muslim voters attacked as polls open in shadow of Easter bombings Voters will choose from 35 presidential candidates in the third election in Sri Lanka since the country's 30 ... Nov 14, 2019 · Sri Lanka's Front-Runner Strikes Fear Among Tamils Who Blame Him For Disappearances. November 14, 2019 • Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the civil war-era defense secretary, is considered a hero to many ... Gotabaya, the opposition candidate for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party (SLPP), will need the minority vote — the votes of Tamils, Muslims and Christians — to ensure victory on Saturday.