Mahinda Rajapaksa
Opinion  /  Published 08.10.20

Caste and Sri Lankan politics

The August 5 parliamentary election result signals the dawn of a new political era in Sri Lanka. The two main political parties, the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, that governe...
By Pradeep Peiris, Hasini Lecamwasam

Business  /  Published 28.09.20

Sri Lanka seeks fresh currency swap

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa sought an additional currency swap facility and deferment of debt payments from India during an online bilateral summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on...
By Reuters in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 13.08.20

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

World  /  Published 13.08.20

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 12.08.20

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


World  /  Published 11.08.20

China hails Rajapaksa’s poll win

China has greeted “old friend” Mahinda Rajapaksa on taking over as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka following a landslide victory and assured him full support, as Beijing looks forward to a...
By PTI in Beijing

World  /  Published 10.08.20

Mahinda Rajapaksa takes charge as PM

Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in on Sunday as Sri Lanka’s new Prime Minister at a centuries-old Buddhist temple after his party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections that allowed the ...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 09.08.20

Rajapaksa takes oath as PM today

Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister for the fourth time at a historical Buddhist temple on Sunday, allowing the powerful Rajapaksa clan to consolidate its grip on th...
By PTI in Colombo

World  /  Published 07.08.20

Rajapaksa clan head for landslide win

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa was poised to stage a political comeback on Thursday as his party took an unassailable lead and was set for a landslide victory in the twice-postponed genera...
By PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 03.08.20

The changing isle: Poll-bound Sri Lanka

The campaigning for the Sri Lankan parliamentary elections scheduled on August 5 ended yesterday. Pundits have predicted the outgoing prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, to be the frontrunner in the ra...
By Sonia Sarkar


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