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Mahinda 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 10.08.20

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 09.08.20

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 08.08.20

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 06.08.20

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 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 30.10.18

Ranil supporters paralyse Colombo

More than 10,000 protesting supporters of Sri Lanka’s ousted Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, brought parts Colombo to a standstill on Tuesday as political turmoil on the island entered its fif...
By Reuters in Colombo


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