Mahinda Rajapaksa

Modi-Rajapaksa virtual summit: India pitches for devolution of powers by Lankan government to minority Tamils

In the talks, Modi emphasised on full implementation of the 13th amendment to the Sri Lankan Constitution, saying it is essential for the peace and reconciliation process.

published on : 26th September 2020

Modi-Rajapaksa virtual summit: India extends USD 15 million assistance to Sri Lanka for promoting Buddhist ties

MEA also said that in the current COVID imposed restrictions, the successful conduct of the virtual summit reflects the high degree of commitment at the leaders' level.

published on : 26th September 2020

Rajapaksa, Modi to discuss ways to bolster bilateral ties during summit on September 26

The summit is being held on the initiative of Modi who had a telephonic conversation with the newly-appointed Sri Lankan PM in August.  

published on : 24th September 2020

Modi to hold virtual bilateral summit with Sri Lankan PM on September 26

The ministry said the summit will give an opportunity to the two leaders to comprehensively review the broad framework of the bilateral relationship.

published on : 23rd September 2020

India, Sri Lanka to hold virtual bilateral summit on September 26

The virtual summit is the first official interaction between the leaders after they met in New Delhi in February this year.

published on : 23rd September 2020

Proposed bill boosting presidential powers to be placed in Sri Lankan Parliament next week

The government on September 2 gazetted 20A, the new proposed legislation that would replace the 19th Amendment that strengthened the role of Parliament.

published on : 18th September 2020

India's IT major HCL sets up first development centre in Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who attended the inauguration ceremony, spoke about Sri Lanka's efforts to accord priority to the IT sector and develop the country as a global technology hub.

published on : 8th September 2020

Pranab Mukherjee was a dear friend of Sri Lanka and its people: PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Pranab Mukherjee had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 10 and was operated the same day for removal of a brain clot.

published on : 2nd September 2020

Modi congratulates Lanka's Rajapaksas on poll win, expresses confidence on strengthening ties

In a letter addressed to the two Rajapaksa brothers, Modi pointed out that he looks forward to working with them.

published on : 13th August 2020

Three Rajapaksas sworn into Sri Lanka's new Cabinet after vote

A landslide election victory last week gave the Rajapaksas’ political party nearly the two-third majority of seats required to make constitutional changes.

published on : 12th August 2020

China greets 'old friend' Mahinda Rajapaksa on his massive win in Sri Lanka elections

Li Keqiang has greeted Rajapaksa, saying that the Sri Lankan leader has been long committed to promoting the friendship between the two countries.

published on : 11th August 2020

Sri Lanka's new Parliament session to begin from August 20 after Mahinda Rajapaksa elected PM again

Sri Lanka, one of the very few countries in Asia to hold a General Election amidst the pandemic, has reported 2,844 coronavirus cases, including 2,579 recoveries and 11 fatalities.

published on : 10th August 2020

Mahinda Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's man for all seasons

The 74-year-old has returned to power, with his newly-formed Sri Lanka People's Party scripting history by becoming the political party with the shortest life span to gain absolute power in the

published on : 9th August 2020

Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka for fourth time

The 74-year-old Sri Lanka People's Party leader, polled over 500,000 individual preference votes -- the highest ever recorded by a candidate in the country's history of elections.

published on : 9th August 2020

Sri Lanka's strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa to take Prime Minister's oath for fourth time on August 9

The 74-year-old Sri Lanka People's Partyleader, who polled over 500,000 individual preference votes -- the highest ever recorded by a candidate in the history of elections.

published on : 8th August 2020
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