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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has summoned the new Parliament on 20th August 2020.

Election Commission (EC) Chairman Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday sought to dispel fears that election rigging could take place as the counting of votes has been fixed for the day after the poll, saying all necessary arrangements are in place to ensure there are no irregularities.

The National Elections Commission is anticipating an 80 percent voter turnout at Wednesday’s Parliamentary Election.

While stressing that there was no risk of social transmission of the COVID-19, Director General of Health Services, Dr. Anil Jasinghe said today even if there was a COVID-19 patient in society, no one would contract the virus if they properly adhere to health guidelines issued by the health ministry.

Hambantota is to be developed to be one of four multi-dimensional commercial cities in the country, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said yesterday.

A new government formed by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) following the General Election will make the people from Point Pedro to Point Dondra, stakeholders of the development in the country, SLPP Leader Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said .

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says it is prepared to work with the minorities but not extremists.

The Task Force on Education, appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, has recommended the establishment of 1,000 national schools in the country.

In total, 98% of the polling cards have been delivered while the remaining 400,000-odd cards were at various divisional post offices, awaiting collection.

Sunday, 02 August 2020 09:02

Daily repatriation from Saturday

The airports would be open for daily repatriation flights from Saturday (8), The Sunday Morning learnt.

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