Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan court acquits former rebel lawmaker Chandarakanthan of murder charges

Four others were also released. A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday acquitted a rebel-turned-lawmaker of charges that he was involved in the killing of an ethnic Tamil legislator at the height of the island’s long civil war.The court in...

Slain Sri Lankan journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge’s daughter files U.N. complaint

Lasantha Wickrematunge’s 2009 assassination came to symbolise alleged government abuses and impunity during the country’s civil war. A daughter of a slain Sri Lankan journalist filed a complaint on January 8 with the United Nations Human Rights Committee over...

India calls on Sri Lanka for early release of 40 fishermen

India on Wednesday called on Sri Lanka to ensure the early release of fishermen arrested recently on the charge of poaching in Sri Lankan waters.According to a statement by Ministry of Fisheries, the Indian side also reiterated the need...

India-Lanka strengthen ties, revive maritime dialogue despite pandemic in 2020

In September this year, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who won the general elections in August, held a "very successful" virtual summit with his Indian counterpart. Sri Lanka's powerful Rajapaksa dynasty consolidated its grip over power, with President Gotabaya...

Doval, Gotabaya talk investments

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, who met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday, discussed key bilateral issues including Indian investments and regional security, in a one-on-one discussion that comes amid a heightening geopolitical contest in the island nation....

Analysis | What are Sri Lanka’s prospects with RCEP sans India?

While it is unclear if the Sri Lankan government is considering seeking RCEP membership, Colombo seems open to the idea. Sri Lanka’s growing emphasis on tapping the emerging Asian market would make the China-led Regional Cooperation Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement...

Sri Lanka repaid USD 4.2 billion, avoided debt default: PM Rajapaksa

Mr. Rajapaksa’s 2020 budget presentation was slammed by the main Opposition. Sri Lanka has repaid USD 4.2 billion in foreign debt and avoided sovereign default, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Thursday while presenting the 2020 budget in Parliament....
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Special medical team examines M.V. Jayarajan

A special medical team on Monday examined Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kannur district secretary M.V. Jayarajan who is...
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Rajinikanth books Deepavali for Annaatthe

Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Annaatthe has a new release date. Production house Sun Pictures, which is bankrolling the movie, on Monday announced that the...

Two held in Manipur for throwing grenade at Raj Bhavan

Police say the plan was to sabotage official functions on Republic Day. The Manipur police on January 25 claimed that with the arrest of two...

Farmers’ protest | Punjab CM urges farmers for peaceful R-Day event

Calls upon Centre to heed the troubled voice of farming community in the true spirit of Indian Republic Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh on...