Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Ill omen: Jimmy Lai in chains

Sir — The arrest of the media tycoon and founder of Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai, on charges of collusion with a foreign country — a vaguely defined crime under the new anti-sedition law ad...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 12.08.20

Rajapaksa family dominate new cabinet

Sri Lanka’s new cabinet, including four members of the Rajapaksa family, took oath on Wednesday with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa retaining the key defence ministry while the finance portfolio w...
By PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 11.08.20

Family firm: Sri Lanka and the Rajapaksas

Dynastic politics may be anathema to those who run New India. But a dynasty seems to have cemented its place beyond India’s southern borders. The Sri Lanka People’s Freedom Alliance &mdash...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 03.12.19

Lanka House prorogued

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has prorogued the parliament for one month and fixed January 3, 2020, for the commencement of the next session, a move that will give his minority government fr...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 18.11.19

Friends with all: Gotabaya

Sri Lanka’s newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple in the north-central city of Anuradhapura where he ...
By Reuters and PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 23.11.19

Like a moth to the flame

Sir — The fact that insect populations are being rapidly decimated has been known for some time. But scientists have found that light pollution is a significant cause for the disappearance of insect...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 19.11.19

What Sri Lanka poll results could mean for India

The ‘terminator’, as it had been predicted, has returned. Gotabaya Rajapaksa — the moniker, terminator, presumably has to do with his role in crushing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam — ha...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 17.11.19

Rajapaksa returns, China boost seen

Sri Lanka’s former civil wartime defence chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats follo...
By Reuters in Colombo

World  /  Published 16.11.19

Sri Lanka results today

Polls have closed in Sri Lanka where elections were held on Saturday for a new President of the tourism-dependent island nation still struggling to recover from the Easter Sunday militant attacks whic...
By Reuters in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 11.01.20

In Modi 2.0, Shah is the stronger role model

An overwhelming majority of leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party believe that the Modi 2.0 government is not about Narendra Modi but Amit Shah, who is seen as the decisive and defiant leader. Shah...
By The Telegraph in


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