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Mahinda Rajapaksa

Rajapaksas must try to heal civil war’s wounds

The Tibet Autonomous Region’s more than 40 ethnic minorities account for 95 per cent of its population.

11 Feb 2020 1:45 AM

Low expectations

His saying that he would talk to elected Tamil representatives may be a ruse to dodge the real issue.

11 Feb 2020 1:38 AM

PM Modi raises Tamil reconciliation

Lanka PM Rajapaksa omits any mention of this in his statement.

09 Feb 2020 2:33 AM

Top detective, who probed officials under Mahinda's rule, flees Lanka after ‘threats’

Inspector Nishantha Silva has sought asylum in Switzerland, according to media reports.

26 Nov 2019 2:06 PM

Sri Lanka: Return of the Rajas

In the new President, Gotabhaya Nandasena Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka and its international interlocutors have a mixture of both.

24 Nov 2019 8:44 AM

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Heed this message from the island

Prudent diplomacy would allow the Family to prove sincerity vis-à-vis those assurances of peace and development.

24 Nov 2019 8:39 AM

Rajapaksas’ raj: Mahinda takes charge as PM

Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former President Maithripala Sirisena and other political leaders were present on the occasion.

22 Nov 2019 1:46 AM

Credited with ending civil war, Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn-in as Lanka Prime Minister

Ranil Wickremesinghe stepped down as prime minister earlier Thursday to clear the way for the president to form his government.

21 Nov 2019 2:16 PM

Sri Lanka's Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn as PM today

Leaders of the parties that backed Gotabaya during the presidential polls will be given preference in the Cabinet.

21 Nov 2019 10:32 AM

Mahinda Rajapaksa named new Lanka PM as Ranil resigns

New Delhi hopes to stave off any renewed pronounced pro-China tilt now by Colombo through a policy of active engagement with Sri Lanka.

21 Nov 2019 1:27 AM

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Brothers to run Lanka: Prez Rajapaksa names elder brother Mahinda as PM

Mahinda, the current main opposition leader, will assume duties soon after incumbent Wickremesinghe steps down formally on Thursday.

20 Nov 2019 7:38 PM

The rise and rise of Lanka’s Rajapaksas

India, partner or adversary, lies in the hands of the new strongman in Sri Lanka.

19 Nov 2019 12:03 AM

I am best friend India can have in Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa

For Sri Lanka, India is the closest neighbour and their influence is very much felt here, says Mahinda Rajapaksa.

11 Aug 2019 2:49 AM

Can Modi go where no one has gone before...?

Modi’s sharp new foreign policy team haven’t let the grass grow under their feet in bringing Sri Lanka into play either.

11 Jun 2019 1:34 AM

Hambantota: Art of using old tricks to get new land

China was there to help make it all happen and then Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was glad to accept.

22 Feb 2019 12:45 AM

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Democracy back in Lanka

As observers, India as well as the United States could only tender well-meaning advice as these were strictly internal affairs of a sovereign nation.

16 Dec 2018 12:02 AM

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

Mahinda Rajapaksa signed what was called a 'resignation' letter at his residence in capital Colombo.

15 Dec 2018 11:56 AM

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to step down tomorrow

The stepping down of Rajapaksa signals an end to a turbulent seven-week long struggle for power in the island nation.

14 Dec 2018 7:48 PM

Looking for 'dignified exit', Lanka Prez may not dissolve Parliament

Sirisena might rescind order of dissolving Parl, effectively pre-empting a court ruling that they expect to overturn his decision anyway.

01 Dec 2018 1:14 PM

Sri Lanka: Parliament votes to halt payment of ministers’ salaries, expenses

Rajapaksa loyalists declared the vote illegal and called into question the impartiality of the speaker.

30 Nov 2018 2:09 PM

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