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Daily News
Thajudeen case: Telephone records at PS erasedCourt. The CID informed Court that some Presidential Security Division (PSD) o
Thajudeen case: Telephone records at PS erased
Daily News / Posted 11 hours ago
Court. The CID informed Court that some Presidential Security Division (PSD) officers who served under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa are under investigation for giving telephone calls to the former Narahenpita OIC. Meanwhile, Western... Read more
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Daily News
Alleged money laundering charges:Namal released under strict bail conditionsbail conditions by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris yesterday. N
Alleged money laundering charges:Namal released under strict bail conditions
Daily News / Posted yesterday
bail conditions by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris yesterday. Namal, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sudarsha Bandara Ganewatta, a director of NR Consultation Private Ltd and Nithya Senani Samaranayake who... Read more
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Daily News
Many JO MR fans ready to support govt: DewapriyaSeveral prominent members from the Joint Opposition group supporting former Pre
Many JO MR fans ready to support govt: Dewapriya
Daily News / Posted yesterday
Several prominent members from the Joint Opposition group supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa have indicated their willingness to join government ranks, Western Province Chief Minister Isura Dewapriya said. He said at least seven... Read more
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Daily News
Exposing MIG deal resulted in Lasantha’s death: Rajithafor their past misdeeds, Senaratne said. He said the present government would
Exposing MIG deal resulted in Lasantha’s death: Rajitha
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
for their past misdeeds, Senaratne said. He said the present government would continue till 2020. “Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had said that he would be visiting Italy and Australia next week. The government would not stop his trips... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Unity Government turns one year: Certainly, not a bed of roseslegislation had not followed due process. The 19th Amendment is seen as critica
Unity Government turns one year: Certainly, not a bed of roses
Sunday Observer / Posted 4 days ago
legislation had not followed due process. The 19th Amendment is seen as critical after President Sirisena�s predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa was accused of authoritarianism during his regime. Under the 19th Amendment, the President cannot dissolve... Read more
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Sunday Observer
[Sunday Politics]Yapa Abeywardena as the party�s main organiser for Weligama. Interestingly, Gun
[Sunday Politics]
Sunday Observer / Posted 4 days ago
Yapa Abeywardena as the party�s main organiser for Weligama. Interestingly, Gunasekera is related to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who leads the �Joint Opposition� as the rebel group calls itself. The new appointment made it clear that... Read more
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Sunday Observer
JO likely to boycott conventiondecided, MP Ranatunga said. UPFA Ratnapura District MP Ranjith de Zoysa told t
JO likely to boycott convention
Sunday Observer / Posted 4 days ago
decided, MP Ranatunga said. UPFA Ratnapura District MP Ranjith de Zoysa told the Sunday Observer earlier, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the SLFP MPs in the JO had decided to participate in the party convention. However, the decision by the... Read more
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Daily News
Plans to bring UNP supporters for SLFP Convention: MRParty to be held in Kurunegala on September 4 to show that the people are still
Plans to bring UNP supporters for SLFP Convention: MR
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Party to be held in Kurunegala on September 4 to show that the people are still with the SLFP leadership, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. The former President said the removal of electoral organisers is aimed at the voters of the party... Read more
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Daily News
Hopeful for a better futuremanner; and the other regarding the misappropriation of Rs. 90 million to renov
Hopeful for a better future
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
manner; and the other regarding the misappropriation of Rs. 90 million to renovate the D.A. Rajapaksa memorial”, he said. “Mahinda Rajapaksa is trying to whitewash his family, it is now too late,” he said. This means a many sided cleaning operation... Read more
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Daily News
Discipline in Blue ranks gives push for better governanceof governance and politics, it does so with the removal of 13 electoral organis
Discipline in Blue ranks gives push for better governance
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
of governance and politics, it does so with the removal of 13 electoral organisers of the SLFP who were wholly aligned with Mahinda Rajapaksa and showed a clear rejection of the leadership of President Sirisena. In addition 40 new district... Read more
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Daily News
Party membership of those who go against Party Constitution to be suspended: Dumindaof the new appointments was based on the fact whether they were aligned with Pr
Party membership of those who go against Party Constitution to be suspended: Duminda
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
of the new appointments was based on the fact whether they were aligned with President Sirisena or whether they hold anti-Mahinda Rajapaksa views. Some were removed as they had not performed their duties. We have no intention of removing the Joint... Read more
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Daily News
Halal certification money may fund terror activities: BBSinstitute known as the Halal Accreditation Council. He said the process of Hal
Halal certification money may fund terror activities: BBS
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
institute known as the Halal Accreditation Council. He said the process of Halal certification was initiated in Thailand. The system was later introduced to Sri Lanka under the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime with the direct mediation of Basil Rajap... Read more
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Daily News
MR’s EX-CSO IN BRIBERY NETColombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against Major Nevil Wanniarachchi, the ex-Chie
MR’s EX-CSO IN BRIBERY NET
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court against Major Nevil Wanniarachchi, the ex-Chief Security Officer (CSO) of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa over non-declaration of assets and liabilities. The Bribery Commission alleged that Major Wanniarachchi had... Read more
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Daily News
War reconciliation process: Investigating alleged war crimestribunal by a substantial section of the parliamentarians who constitute the Jo
War reconciliation process: Investigating alleged war crimes
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
tribunal by a substantial section of the parliamentarians who constitute the Joint Opposition led by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. It has been the most undesirable aspect of the political culture of this country that whenever a... Read more
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Daily News
Impressive scorecardthat the conflict was concluded in a military fashion and that itself did not h
Impressive scorecard
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
that the conflict was concluded in a military fashion and that itself did not help to bring about reconciliation. The then Mahinda Rajapaksa government did not do anything to bring about ethnic reconciliation. In order to stay in power, they... Read more
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Daily News
MR responsible for their father’s death: Prasanna says ashamed of brother’s statementyesterday said that he is ashamed of his brother, Minister Arjuna Ranatunga for
MR responsible for their father’s death: Prasanna says ashamed of brother’s statement
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
yesterday said that he is ashamed of his brother, Minister Arjuna Ranatunga for having stated that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is responsible for the death of his father Reggie Ranatunga. Parliamentarian Prasanna Ranatunga said that... Read more
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Daily News
Left Centre accuses MR of double standardsFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa who stands against the Office of the Missing
Left Centre accuses MR of double standards
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who stands against the Office of the Missing Persons (OPA) Act maintains double standards in politics, Left Centre (Vame Kendraya) Convenor Chameera Perera said. He also said Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Opposition... Read more
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Daily News
President Sirisena responsible for SLFP split: MRFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that President Maithripala Sirise
President Sirisena responsible for SLFP split: MR
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today that President Maithripala Sirisena must take responsibility for the spilt within the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). He also said the President was conspiring to give the UnIted National Party (UNP) the... Read more
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Daily News
President cracks whip: THIRTEEN SLFP REBELS OUTat a meeting between the President and them on July 25. Seven Parliamentarians
President cracks whip: THIRTEEN SLFP REBELS OUT
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
at a meeting between the President and them on July 25. Seven Parliamentarians who held the Ministerial portfolios in the Mahinda Rajapaksa government lost their electoral organiser posts yesterday. Uva Provincial Council Chairman A.M. Buddhadasa... Read more
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7d
Daily News
local government heads’ forum to boycott SLFP’s annual sessionsof the party's General Secretary. They disclosed this position at a press confe
local government heads’ forum to boycott SLFP’s annual sessions
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
of the party's General Secretary. They disclosed this position at a press conference at the office of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Battaramulle on Tuesday. President of the Forum Udeni Athukorale and Pradeshiya Sabha Chairmen,... Read more
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7d
Daily News
SLFP’s 65th Convention: MR accepts invitationFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accepted the invitation extended from th
SLFP’s 65th Convention: MR accepts invitation
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accepted the invitation extended from the party to participate in its 65th Convention to be held in Kurunegala on September 4. Labour Minister John Seneviratne in his capacity as the Senior vice President of the... Read more
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Daily News
One year of unity(JO), which is an alliance of smaller parties coalescing around the faction of
One year of unity
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
(JO), which is an alliance of smaller parties coalescing around the faction of the SLFP loyal to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The JO commands the support of fifty one Members of Parliament and is therefore the largest bloc of... Read more
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Daily News
Mahinda accepts invitation to SLFP’s 65th ConventionFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accepted the invitation to participate i
Mahinda accepts invitation to SLFP’s 65th Convention
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has accepted the invitation to participate in the Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP)’s 65th Convention, in Kurunegala on September 04. Labour Minister John Seneviratne handed over the invitation to the former... Read more
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The Hindu
Sirisena purges SLFP of Rajapaksa loyalistsagainst the Sirisena government. President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday s
Sirisena purges SLFP of Rajapaksa loyalists
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
against the Sirisena government. President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday sacked nine loyalists of his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) in a major reshuffle that would likely mute any opposition from... Read more
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Daily News
SLFP Local Government Representative’s Collective to boycott National ConventionGovernments in Kantale, Trincomalee, Seruwavila and Polonnaruwa held their medi
SLFP Local Government Representative’s Collective to boycott National Convention
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Governments in Kantale, Trincomalee, Seruwavila and Polonnaruwa held their media briefing yesterday at former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s office at Battramulla. They also said that they would take steps to stand against the injustice meted... Read more
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Daily News
MR using JO as cover up for his misconduct: UNP MPFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa is attempting to cover up financial and othe
MR using JO as cover up for his misconduct: UNP MP
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is attempting to cover up financial and other alleged misconduct carried out by him and his family members during his regime, using the Joint Opposition, UNP Parliamentarian Heshan Withanage said. He said it was... Read more
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Daily News
‘Magampura Port Festival did not help gain international attraction’seating arrangements and representation of the political authority since the ce
‘Magampura Port Festival did not help gain international attraction’
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
seating arrangements and representation of the political authority since the ceremony was to be graced by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. But as minister he had not been invited to attend any of the meeting held in connection with the... Read more
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Daily News
The Great U-Turnthe glaciers were melting’ - Martin Sheen The centre-left Janatha Vimukthi Per
The Great U-Turn
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
the glaciers were melting’ - Martin Sheen The centre-left Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, a party that pushed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to a path of war in 2006, made a bold political move by supporting to the bill to establish an Office of... Read more
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Daily News
Revisiting LK on his 11th death anniversary : He was the Changelong before it became an anathema to the West.’ Delivering the oration at the s
Revisiting LK on his 11th death anniversary : He was the Change
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
long before it became an anathema to the West.’ Delivering the oration at the state funeral, the then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa called upon ‘all countries’ to ‘join together to wipe out terrorism and strengthen the norms and values of... Read more
9d
Daily News
MR’s Korean tour, a success - G L PeirisThe tour of Korea undertaken by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was a succes
MR’s Korean tour, a success - G L Peiris
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
The tour of Korea undertaken by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was a successful and fruitful tour, former Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris said. He said during this tour, the former President had an opportunity to meet high ranking officials of the... Read more
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The Hindu
Rajapaksa’s son remanded in custodyA Sri Lankan court on Monday remanded in custody the eldest son of Sri Lanka’s
Rajapaksa’s son remanded in custody
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
A Sri Lankan court on Monday remanded in custody the eldest son of Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on a fresh money-laundering charge. Namal Rajapaksa was remanded in custody for a week in a hearing at a magistrates’ court in the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Former Sri Lankan leader’s son arrestedColombo - Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested the eldest son of former p
Former Sri Lankan leader’s son arrested
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
Colombo - Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested the eldest son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday on suspicion of laundering money, his lawyer said, the latest legal difficulty for the once-powerful family. Sri Lanka's new... Read more
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Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader RajapaksaSri Lankan financial crime police arrested the eldest son of former president M
Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader Rajapaksa
dna / Posted 9 days ago
Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested the eldest son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday on suspicion of laundering money, his lawyer said, the latest legal difficulty for the once-powerful family. Sri Lanka's new president,... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader RajapaksaSirisena has launched a series of investigations into deals cleared by his pred
Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader Rajapaksa
Bdnews24.com / Posted 9 days ago
Sirisena has launched a series of investigations into deals cleared by his predecessor and several members of his family. Mahinda Rajapaksa was president for a decade until January 2015 and is now an opposition legislator. He is popular among... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Former Sri Lanka president’s son arrested in money laundering caselegal difficulty for Sri Lanka’s once-powerful family, financial crime police a
Former Sri Lanka president’s son arrested in money laundering case
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 days ago
legal difficulty for Sri Lanka’s once-powerful family, financial crime police arrested the eldest son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday on suspicion of laundering money, his lawyer said. Sri Lanka’s new president, Maithripala... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Sri Lanka arrests son of former president RajapaksaSri Lankan financial crime police arrested the eldest son of former president M
Sri Lanka arrests son of former president Rajapaksa
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 days ago
Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested the eldest son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday on suspicion of laundering money, his lawyer said, the latest legal difficulty for the once-powerful family. Sri Lanka’s new president,... Read more
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Swissinfo
Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader RajapaksaCOLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested the eldest son o
Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader Rajapaksa
Swissinfo / Posted 9 days ago
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested the eldest son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday on suspicion of laundering money, his lawyer said, the latest legal difficulty for the once-powerful family. Sri Lanka's... Read more
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Reuters
Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader RajapaksaNamal Rajapaksa (C), son of former Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa, lea
Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader Rajapaksa
Reuters / Posted 9 days ago
Namal Rajapaksa (C), son of former Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa, leaves with prison officers at court after being arrested in Colombo, Sri Lanka July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/File photo COLOMBO Sri Lankan financial crime... Read more
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Daily Maverick
A Turkmen in SA: Heartbreak of a foreign journalist in exiletheories as just a crumb of philosophical ideas, spent much time with politicia
A Turkmen in SA: Heartbreak of a foreign journalist in exile
Daily Maverick / Posted 10 days ago
theories as just a crumb of philosophical ideas, spent much time with politicians. I met world leaders, interviewed Mahinda Rajapaksa, Rupiah Banda, Desmond Tutu, Graça Machel and Winnie Mandela. A person who didn’t even watch TV and who had... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lanka’s missing persons bill hailed by WestThursday, the legislation was passed amid objections by the Joint Opposition (J
Sri Lanka’s missing persons bill hailed by West
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
Thursday, the legislation was passed amid objections by the Joint Opposition (JO), a group favouring former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This fulfilled one of the important commitments made by the Sri Lanka government to the UN Human Rights... Read more
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Daily News
Bill to establish OMP passedwas no different to their behaviour during the recently concluded ‘Pada Yathra’
Bill to establish OMP passed
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
was no different to their behaviour during the recently concluded ‘Pada Yathra’. Interestingly, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa did not turn up in the House, but used his proxies to demonstrate to disrupt the business of the House.... Read more
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Daily News
VAT jinx brings focus on Temples of Justiceissue of how such taxation bills were presented in parliament, in the near deca
VAT jinx brings focus on Temples of Justice
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
issue of how such taxation bills were presented in parliament, in the near decade of the Rajapaksa Regime. President Mahinda Rajapaksa did take over the Finance Ministry, as President Chandrika Kumaratunga did before him. However, in... Read more
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Swissinfo
Sri Lanka blocks sale of freehold land in $1.4 billion Chinese dealLanka's largest foreign direct investment (FDI) project, was suspended two mont
Sri Lanka blocks sale of freehold land in $1.4 billion Chinese deal
Swissinfo / Posted 12 days ago
Lanka's largest foreign direct investment (FDI) project, was suspended two months after Sirisena defeated China-friendly Mahinda Rajapaksa, saying the proper procedure had not been followed. It had been signed in front of China's President Xi... Read more
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Daily News
Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port City: The Frontline Of China And India’s Geopolitical ShowdownThe story goes that in 2011 Sri Lanka’s then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa looked
Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port City: The Frontline Of China And India’s Geopolitical Showdown
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
The story goes that in 2011 Sri Lanka’s then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa looked out from the land reclamation site of Colombo’s emerging South Container Terminal and had an epiphany: why not just keep going and build an entirely new city district?... Read more
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Daily News
Olympic bronze medallist dropped from Rio Gamesheld at UAE last year where Sri Lanka finished sixth in the world ranking. He
Olympic bronze medallist dropped from Rio Games
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
held at UAE last year where Sri Lanka finished sixth in the world ranking. He also won at the selection trials held at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama last month. Pradeep’s coach has reported the matter to Sports Minister Dayasiri... Read more
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Daily News
Paada Yathra in retrospectthe organised activists who dutifully turned up as they would for a May-day ral
Paada Yathra in retrospect
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
the organised activists who dutifully turned up as they would for a May-day rally. Limits of ethnic nationalism The Mahinda Rajapaksa led JO vision for the SLFP, is to turn it into a counterpart of the TNA, a regional political party with an... Read more
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Daily News
PARLIAMENTIt has happened for a long period. In late eighties when it happened, Vasudeva
PARLIAMENT
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
It has happened for a long period. In late eighties when it happened, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Mangala Samaraweera and Mahinda Rajapaksa fought on behalf of the persons missing. They took bold steps against the then government. Mahinda... Read more
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Daily News
OMP, a mechanism to help truth finding: Mangalahe said. He said the foreign expert assistance would be sought when and where n
OMP, a mechanism to help truth finding: Mangala
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
he said. He said the foreign expert assistance would be sought when and where necessary, adding that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtained similar foreign assistance to the Paranagama Commission. He said some of them had served in... Read more
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asianage
Sri Lankan President Sirisena rubbishes India-Lanka bridge claimsstatement. Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has rubbished as "baseless"
Sri Lankan President Sirisena rubbishes India-Lanka bridge claims
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
statement. Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena has rubbished as "baseless" claims by supporters of his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa that Sri Lanka had agreed to an Indian proposal to build a bridge linking the island to India. "These are... Read more
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dna
No bridge linking India, Sri Lanka, says President Maithripala SirisenaPresident Maithripala Sirisena has rubbished as "baseless" claims by supporters
No bridge linking India, Sri Lanka, says President Maithripala Sirisena
dna / Posted 13 days ago
President Maithripala Sirisena has rubbished as "baseless" claims by supporters of his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa that Sri Lanka had agreed to an Indian proposal to build a bridge linking the island to India. "These are completely baseless... Read more
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