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Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka's proposed replacement of 19th Amendment faces resistance within ruling party

PM Rajapaksa will be the hardest-hit by the amendment, while his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa will gain full legal immunity as President

13 Sep 2020 1:08 PM

Sri Lanka's new Cabinet ministers include four Rajapaksas

The Cabinet members took oaths in the presence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his elder brother Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

12 Aug 2020 4:02 PM

Rajapaksa sworn in as PM in Sri Lanka, cementing family rule

Rajapaksa is highly popular among the ethnic majority Sinhalese for ending the country’s 25-year civil war against Tamil rebels in 2009

09 Aug 2020 10:51 AM

All in the family: Sri Lanka's political Rajapaksa dynasty

The powerful clan has held sway over the island nation's politics for decades, as well as having a major influence in key state institutions

07 Aug 2020 2:27 PM

Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka's election

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be sworn in the same position by his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

07 Aug 2020 9:56 AM

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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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