Gotabaya claims victory, Sajith concedes in SL prez polls

Colombo, Nov 17 : Former Defence Minister and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s (SLPP) candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sunday claimed victory in the island nation’s eighth presidential election, while his main rival Sajith Premadasa of the New Democratic Front (NDF) conceded defeat and has decided to step down as the ruling party’s Deputy Leader. In a […]

Iran issues warning to fuel price hike protesters

Tehran, Nov 17 : The Iranian government has warned that security officials will step up action against protesters who have taken to the streets across the country against the government’s decision to ration gasoline and increase petrol prices. Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli, speaking during an interview with state television on Saturday, warned that law enforcement […]

Gotabaya Rajapaksa set to win SL prez polls

Colombo, Nov 17 : Former Defence Minister and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa is set to become the country’s eighth President, leaving his main rival Sajith Premadasa of the New Democratic Front (NDF) in the second place, preliminary results revealed on Sunday. Official results were yet to be declared but figures […]