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Sri Lanka economic instability caused by government infighting: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Rajapaksa said if he was in power he would have better managed the currency issue. He charged that the government has run short of ideas as to how to manage the economy.

published on : 22nd September 2018

Fight against LTTE was no 'ethnic war', military action was not targeted at Tamils: Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa

Talking about the last phase of the civil war, which started with his government ordering military action against the LTTE, he said the move was not the first resort, but the last one.

published on : 12th September 2018

Sri Lanka's unity government should part ways after defeat of delimitation report: Mahinda Rajapaksa

The passage of the report was required to hold the already postponed elections for the provinces.

published on : 27th August 2018

Sri Lankan leaders mourn demise of former Tamil Nadu CM Karunanidhi

Sri Lanka's incumbent President Sirisena and his predecessor Rajapaksa in tweets said they were saddened by the death of the veteran Tamil Nadu leader.

published on : 8th August 2018

India U-19 crush Sri Lanka by innings and 147 runs, claim series 2-0 

Playing in his debut game at this level, left-arm spinner Siddharth Desai shone with four wickets on the final day, as the visitors completed a clean sweep with a 2-0 verdict.

published on : 28th July 2018

Sri Lanka's UNP calls for probe on allegations of Chinese funding of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in polls

The report has claimed that the payments were confirmed by documents and cash checks detailed in a government investigation seen by the NYT.

published on : 29th June 2018

Sri Lanka support proposal to abolish the Executive Presidency

Sirisena's current government in 2015 through the nineteenth amendment to the constitution restored the two term limit. This means Rajapaksa cannot become President again.

published on : 17th April 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa hopes Maithripala Sirisena will back no-confidence motion against PM

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which is part of the unity government with Wickremesinghe is yet to decide on the way they will vote on the motion.

published on : 1st April 2018

Sri Lanka's missing persons office under fire as opposition raises allegations of LTTE campaigning

The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) aims to bring in reparations to the victims of the nearly three-decade long armed conflict in the country.

published on : 4th March 2018

Sri Lanka sorting out fishermen issue through talks: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday said his country was working to sort out issues related to fishermen crossing into international waters unwittingly while fishing.

published on : 1st March 2018

Tamil leader slams Rajapaksa's Eelam remark

Speaking in parliament, Sampanthan yesterday said that during the pre-poll campaign this message was propagated amongst the Sinhalese people in this country.

published on : 20th February 2018

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in crisis after Mahinda Rajapaksa comeback win

Sources said Wickremesinghe has come under pressure from within the party to handover the party leadership to someone else.

published on : 13th February 2018

Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa calls for snap elections 

He said that the government had lost its mandate to govern and that the people must be given a chance to elect a new parliament.

published on : 12th February 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa heading for landslide victory in Sri Lanka local poll

Official results showed Rajapakse's Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, or People's Front, had won 143 of the 182 councils counted so far, out of a total of 340.

published on : 11th February 2018

Sri Lanka goes to polls in crucial vote

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition faces its first polls test today with over 15 million eligible voters participating in the election to appoint 340 of the island's 341 local councils.

published on : 10th February 2018
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