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Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda flees to Navalbase as Rajapaksa houses burnt

Shoot orders in Colombo, India backs 'democracy, stability'

11 May 2022 8:26 AM

Mahinda Rajapaksa faces calls for arrest as Sri Lanka violence claims eight lives

Rajapaksa has been accused by the Opposition of inciting the ruling party mobs to attack peaceful protesters by making a defiant speech

10 May 2022 11:31 AM

Lanka crisis: Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa may offer resignation today

Rajapaksa was hooted and catcalled by the angry public who are on the streets demanding fuel, cooking gas and an end to power cuts

09 May 2022 12:15 PM

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa proposes Constitutional amendment

Mahinda Rajapaksa intends to propose a new Constitutional Amendment to the Cabinet in order to fulfil the people's aspirations

19 Apr 2022 11:41 AM

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appoints new Cabinet of 17 ministers

The Cabinet appointment came as the island-wide protests continued to force the resignation of the president and his family

18 Apr 2022 12:50 PM

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Sri Lanka's Cabinet of Ministers resigns, as country faces its worst economic crisis

Political experts said the ministers came under intense pressure from the public over the govt's alleged mishandling of the economic crisis

04 Apr 2022 10:39 AM

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

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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

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

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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

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

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