Rajapaksa

Bhanuka Rajapaksa withdraws retirement, wants to play for Sri Lanka again

In his letter to SLC withdrawing his resignation, Rajapaksa stated that he wishes to represent his country in the game he loves for the years to come.

published on : 13th January 2022

Sri Lankan batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa retires from international cricket, cites family obligations

Rajapaksa's ODI career lasted less than six months as the 30-year-old left hander had made his debut in July 2021.

published on : 5th January 2022

Sri Lanka food prices hit record highs as shortages bite

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his New Year message expressed hope of reviving the cash-strapped economy but did not announce measures to address the crippling foreign exchange crisis.

published on : 1st January 2022

SL PM Rajapaksa prays at Tirumala

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa offered prayers at the ancient hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Friday.

published on : 25th December 2021

Lankan Prime Minister arrives at Tirumala

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa along with his spouse Shiranthi Rajapaksa arrived at Tirumala on Thursday afternoon.  

published on : 24th December 2021

Sri Lanka inflation hits record high as food crisis looms

Sri Lanka's tourism-dependent economy was hammered by the pandemic and the government imposed a broad import ban to shore up foreign exchange reserves, triggering shortages of essential goods.

published on : 22nd December 2021

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa suspends Parliament; leaves for Singapore

Parliament, which ended its sessions on Friday, was originally set to convene on January 11. It will now convene on January 18.

published on : 13th December 2021

Sri Lanka will not default on debt repayments despite forex crisis: Finance Minister 

Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa said Sri Lanka was in a major foreign reserves crisis. "I admitted in my budget speech that we are in a serious situation."

published on : 11th December 2021

US sanctions 2 Lankan military officers over human rights violations against Tamils

Chandana Hettiarachchi and Sunil Ratnayake were among several officers from 12 countries who were sanctioned by the US  over accountability for "gross violations of human rights".

published on : 11th December 2021

Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa blames previous government for Easter Sunday bombings

Blaming the previous government for neglecting national security, Rajapaksa said they had destroyed the intelligence system set up by him before 2015.

published on : 25th November 2021

Thousands protest poor economy and shortages in Sri Lanka

The demonstrations in Colombo were led by the country's main opposition political party, the United People's Force, which has blamed the economic crisis on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's government.

published on : 17th November 2021

T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler's century helps England beat Sri Lanka by 26 runs 

Sri Lanka's chase too started on a disappointing note as they lost their first three wickets with the scoreboard reading 34 runs in 5.1 overs.

published on : 1st November 2021

Lankan President Rajapaksa bans strikes by employees at essential services

The order followed threats made by utility trade unions, warning of strike in protest against a power sector deal entered with a US agency.

published on : 30th October 2021

Sri Lankan president appoints task force led by controversial monk for 'One Country, One Law'

The ‘One Country, One Law' was an election slogan of Rajapaksa in 2019 when he was elected president with an overwhelming support from the country's Buddhist majority.

published on : 27th October 2021

Sri Lankan President appoints task force led by controversial monk for 'One Country One Law'

The 'One Country One Law' was an election slogan of Rajapaksa in 2019 when he was elected president with an overwhelming support from the country's Buddhist majority.

published on : 27th October 2021
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