Winner Gotabaya Rajapaksa's support dips in majority Tamil areas, where people have not forgotten his role in the civil war.
by Bernard Smith
by Sultan Barakat
Asia19 Nov 2019 21:00 GMT
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, credited with defeating Tamil rebels and accused of war crimes, is considered a polarising figure.
Inside Story18 Nov 2019 20:39 GMT
Former defence chief Rajapaksa was sworn into office promising to strengthen security and fix the economy.
AJ Impact18 Nov 2019 11:39 GMT
Billions of dollars of debt, mostly owed to China, and a sluggish economy are new president's biggest economic hurdles.
Sri Lanka18 Nov 2019 08:31 GMT
As the first retired military officer to assume the office, Rajapaksa has pledged to give national security a priority.
Sri Lanka17 Nov 2019 14:05 GMT
Former defence chief ran a campaign for Saturday's vote on providing strong leadership and improving national security.
Asia17 Nov 2019 11:33 GMT
Ruling party candidate Sajith Premadasa congratulates his main rival for victory in hard-fought election.
Sri Lanka16 Nov 2019 16:38 GMT
Results of the vote, held amid heightened religious tensions and stuttering economy, expected to be announced on Sunday.
Asia16 Nov 2019 16:05 GMT
The South Asian island nation set to elect new president amid security and economic concerns.
Asia16 Nov 2019 14:19 GMT
National security has been a key issue in the campaign after the Easter bombings that killed hundreds of people.
Sri Lanka16 Nov 2019 12:55 GMT
Shortly before polls open, gunmen fire on buses carrying mainly Muslim voters but no casualties are reported.
Sri Lanka16 Nov 2019 10:39 GMT
At least 139 violations, including two cases of assault and 41 of intimidation, reported by midday on Saturday.
Asia16 Nov 2019 06:00 GMT
Sri Lankans are voting to elect a new leader while ethnic divisions are on the rise after the deadly Easter bombings.
Cricket15 Nov 2019 15:24 GMT
Test cricket makes a return to Pakistan after more than 10 years as Sri Lankan cricket team agrees to tour in December.
Asia15 Nov 2019 01:49 GMT
Former defence chief Rajapaksa's supporters stir ethnic tensions as he takes on the ruling party's Premadasa.
Sri Lanka14 Nov 2019 10:35 GMT
Attack comes a week after Lasantha Wijeratne published a book criticising the main opposition candidate.
by Sultan Barakat
by Nirmanusan Balasundaram
by Mario Arulthas
by Charu Hogg
- Champa Patel
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