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Sri Lanka
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 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

India  /  Published 18.07.20

Jaishankar only UPA, UPA, UPA

The Narendra Modi government fielded external affairs minister S. Jaishankar to respond to Rahul Gandhi’s three-and-a-half-minute video on the China conflict, but the minister’s 10 tweets ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 09.12.19

‘Real’ home Test awaits Pakistan

Sri Lanka embarked on the first Test tour of Pakistan in 10 years on Monday following the deadly 2009 attack on their team that plunged Pakistan into sporting isolation. “Touchdown Islamabad,” tw...
By Agencies in Rawalpindi

World  /  Published 25.04.20

Sri Lanka to lift nationwide curfew on Monday

Sri Lanka will lift the nationwide curfew imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus on Monday, police said as the total number of infections in the country surged past 400.The island nation report...
By PTI in Colombo

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.19

Lessons from the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka

The prime minister, Narendra Modi, after his re-election with a thumping majority, visited Sri Lanka on June 9, 2019 on his way back from the Maldives. Sri Lanka had then just begun healing after the ...
By Gyan Bhushan in


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