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Popular social media presenter Ashen Senarathna claims he has received death threats after a dispute with music producer Iraj Weeraratne escalated.

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa will receive a seventy-five per cent of the Sinhala votes in the upcoming presidential election, SLPP Chairman Prof G.L Peiris said.

The TNA will hold a meeting this week under the leadership of R. Sampanthan to take a final decision on which presidential candidate they would support.

The Presidential candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Gotabhaya Rajapaksa yesterday said a government led by him, in the first two years will allocate the highest amount of money for the education sector.

SLFP Chief Organizers of 67 electorates who oppose the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s alliance with the Sri Lnka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) in support of Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s presidential candidacy has met with the UNP leadership to declared their support for New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa.

The Government this week announced the opening of Batticaloa, Jaffna and Ratmalana Airports for operation of regional commercial flights as it readies to welcome the first flight into the newly-declared Jaffna International Airport (JIA) on Thursday (17 October).

Five out of six forensic audits into alleged Treasury bond scams and transaction of Rs. 2.2 trillion Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) are nearing completion and those audit reports will be ready by next month, Central Bank (CB) Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy said.

Sri Lanka will be raising 60 billion yen (US$500 million) by issuing 10-year Samurai bonds by mid next month hopefully before the Presidential elections, Central Banka Governor Dr. Coomaraswamy disclosed.

In the wake of financial constraints and heavy state borrowings, finance ministry has directed ministries, departments and public institutions to tighten belts further pruning capital expenditure by 10 percent during the remaining two and half months period this year.

Dr Ajantha Perera is a well recognized environmental scientist not only in Sri Lanka but in most parts of the world. She introduced many environmental policies in the country along with the word ‘prathichakreekaranaya’ (recycling). During her voluntary service, she once stormed into an LTTE base in Vavuniya to advocate the importance of environmental protection to militants. Dr Perera who is also called the ‘Garbage Queen’ is the 2019 Presidential hopeful of the Socialist Party of Sri Lanka. In an interview with the Sunday Observer, she spoke about her achievements in work, and her plans for the country she is willing to take control of.

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