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Sunday Observer
Power walkingwas beset with internal conflicts of its own and the LTTE terrorism. During thi
Power walking
Sunday Observer / Posted 9 hours ago
was beset with internal conflicts of its own and the LTTE terrorism. During this period, new SLFP leaders, prominently Mahinda Rajapaksa launched a successful Pada Yatra, Jana Gosha (Noise Protest) and White Flag Campaigns against the then UNP... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Govt stands up to all and sundryOpposition MPs to ask questions from the Prime Minister and the Government Mini
Govt stands up to all and sundry
Sunday Observer / Posted 9 hours ago
Opposition MPs to ask questions from the Prime Minister and the Government Ministers. Cold feet It was former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who agreed with Ban Ki-moon to set up a war crimes tribunal and MP Weerawansa too supported him. All... Read more
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Sunday Observer
New MoU for stronger coalition Govt.the parties in the ruling coalition, it seems the government is troubled by the
New MoU for stronger coalition Govt.
Sunday Observer / Posted 9 hours ago
the parties in the ruling coalition, it seems the government is troubled by the Paada Yathra organized by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa through the JO. Your comments ? A: The main purpose of the Paada Yathra is to topple this government as... Read more
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Sunday Observer
�Unbecoming of former Head of State�: Asian Human Rights Commission raps MR�Unbecoming of former Head of State�:Asian Human Rights Commission raps MR The
�Unbecoming of former Head of State�: Asian Human Rights Commission raps MR
Sunday Observer / Posted 9 hours ago
�Unbecoming of former Head of State�:Asian Human Rights Commission raps MR The recent comment made by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that setting up of the Office for Missing Persons �is a betrayal of the armed forces� is a statement unbecoming... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Paada Yathra: Public dissent against Govt.as yet. The four-day Paada Yathra which will take the form of a broad-based nat
Paada Yathra: Public dissent against Govt.
Sunday Observer / Posted 9 hours ago
as yet. The four-day Paada Yathra which will take the form of a broad-based national movement, led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to reach Colombo on August 1. Nearly one a million people are expected to participate in the... Read more
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dna
Sri Lanka PM slams media for backing Mahinda RajapaksaLanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday accused the country's pri
Sri Lanka PM slams media for backing Mahinda Rajapaksa
dna / Posted 9 hours ago
Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday accused the country's print media of backing the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with a view to see him back in power. Addressing his United National Party (UNP) members in the central... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Former President’s statementPresident’s statement against the Office of the Missing Persons is a blatant at
Former President’s statement
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
President’s statement against the Office of the Missing Persons is a blatant attack on rule of lawThe statement made by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa the former head of state in Sri Lanka, that ‘establishing the office of the Missing Persons is a betrayal... Read more
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Daily News
[Parliament–moved by MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena on the current economic situation in the
[Parliament–
Daily News / Posted yesterday
moved by MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena on the current economic situation in the country. “The former Government led by Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that Rs 4,500 million was spent to construct the stadium. The expenditure was borne by the Ports... Read more
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Daily News
Basil a traitor to party, voters and brother Mahinda - JYP Presidentadmitted to the Colombo National hospital on July 19. “Basil is a traitor to h
Basil a traitor to party, voters and brother Mahinda - JYP President
Daily News / Posted yesterday
admitted to the Colombo National hospital on July 19. “Basil is a traitor to his party, his voters and even to his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa. He fled the country on January 8 soon after the defeat informing that he was going to USA for special... Read more
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Daily News
PM commends parliamentarian’s ‘responsible conduct’had been supporting the UNP at the previous elections. This gives a déjà vu fee
PM commends parliamentarian’s ‘responsible conduct’
Daily News / Posted yesterday
had been supporting the UNP at the previous elections. This gives a déjà vu feeling as it reminds how former President Mahinda Rajapaksa gave Presidential Advisors and Consultant posts based on political affiliations and spent billions of... Read more
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Daily News
Attempt to splinter the SLFP: Mahinda Amaraweeraas to whether he should go for elections along with this minor group or forget
Attempt to splinter the SLFP: Mahinda Amaraweera
Daily News / Posted yesterday
as to whether he should go for elections along with this minor group or forget the people who supported former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Now the UPFA has prepared candidates from all wards to be fielded at the next election. They are well... Read more
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Daily News
Debt-hit Sri Lankan carrier to lease planes to Pakistan: Manila Timesgovernment has cancelled five of eight A350 aircraft ordered, together with the
Debt-hit Sri Lankan carrier to lease planes to Pakistan: Manila Times
Daily News / Posted yesterday
government has cancelled five of eight A350 aircraft ordered, together with the A330s, by former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a controversial $2.3 billion deal in 2013. The government has paid a $15 million penalty for cancelling... Read more
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Daily News
SriLankan to lease four aircraft to PIA400,000 dollars (Rs. 58 million) a month extra and we have to continue this for
SriLankan to lease four aircraft to PIA
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
400,000 dollars (Rs. 58 million) a month extra and we have to continue this for 12 more years.” He said former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is calling himself a patriot today but by appointing his brother in law Nishantha Wickramasinghe as the... Read more
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Daily News
Wimal may have deal with top govt. member: Dilantimes. Seniority and the number of votes obtained are considered when appointi
Wimal may have deal with top govt. member: Dilan
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
times. Seniority and the number of votes obtained are considered when appointing to a ministerial post, he said. “When Mahinda Rajapaksa and Chandrika Bandaranaike were in power certain persons were appointed to ministerial posts without any... Read more
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Daily News
Joint Opposition does not respect people's mandate: Kabir Hashimwas able to fulfill the needs of the public within the short period of eleven m
Joint Opposition does not respect people's mandate: Kabir Hashim
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
was able to fulfill the needs of the public within the short period of eleven months; something the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa couldn't do in 10 years, he pointed out. “The people of this country didn't plead for the sun and the... Read more
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Daily News
PARLIAMENTto express if he had any objections to the reconciliation process. Wimal Weera
PARLIAMENT
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
to express if he had any objections to the reconciliation process. Wimal Weerawansa said it was the then President Mahinda Rajapaksa who commenced the reconciliation process after uniting the nation. He warned not to mislead Parliament. He... Read more
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Daily News
Thajudeen murder: MR’s PSD officers under investigationSeveral Presidential Security Division (PSD) officers who served under former P
Thajudeen murder: MR’s PSD officers under investigation
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Several Presidential Security Division (PSD) officers who served under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa are currently under investigation by the CID which is conducting investigations into the murder of former rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, the... Read more
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Daily News
JO Paada Yatra comes in for heavy flakThe proposed Joint Opposition (JO) Paada Yatra organised on the advice of Parli
JO Paada Yatra comes in for heavy flak
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
The proposed Joint Opposition (JO) Paada Yatra organised on the advice of Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa had come in for heavy criticism at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) organisers’ meeting held on Tuesday evening according to reports. The... Read more
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Daily News
Office of Missing Persons contains provisions to persecute armed forces - MRFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement said that the Office of Missi
Office of Missing Persons contains provisions to persecute armed forces - MR
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a statement said that the Office of Missing Persons Bill has many provisions designed to persecute the armed forces. “The government has placed before parliament draft legislation to set up an Office of Missing... Read more
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Daily News
What the public did not know about VATTax (VAT). It is an issue that highlights some of the shortcomings of the gover
What the public did not know about VAT
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
Tax (VAT). It is an issue that highlights some of the shortcomings of the government, which it could have done without. Mahinda Rajapaksa faction To begin with, the changes to the VAT were only an increase from the existing eleven per cent to... Read more
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Daily News
Rajapaksa PSD officers under investigation for Thajudeen murderinformed today that several officers attached to the Presidential Security Divi
Rajapaksa PSD officers under investigation for Thajudeen murder
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
informed today that several officers attached to the Presidential Security Division (PSD) serving under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, were being investigated over the murder of Wasim Thajudeen. Filing a report before Colombo Additional... Read more
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Daily News
JO Pada Yathra: no SLFP support, says Dumindaplanned from the Dalada Maligawa premises in Kandy. He said that this will be
JO Pada Yathra: no SLFP support, says Duminda
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
planned from the Dalada Maligawa premises in Kandy. He said that this will be held under the auspices of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However, another member of the Joint Opposition, speaking on grounds of anonymity said that the former... Read more
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Daily News
For sale: The world’s emptiest International airportkilometre drive from Colombo. This airport started out as a key part of an amb
For sale: The world’s emptiest International airport
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
kilometre drive from Colombo. This airport started out as a key part of an ambitious plan by Sri Lanka’s former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to transform his extremely rural hometown region into Sri Lanka’s number two metropolis. In addition to the... Read more
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Daily News
SLFP will not join with Joint Opposition ‘pada yathra’: Dumindathe historical Dalada Maligawa in Kandy He said the protest march would be hel
SLFP will not join with Joint Opposition ‘pada yathra’: Duminda
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
the historical Dalada Maligawa in Kandy He said the protest march would be held with the patronage of the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. However, another member of the Joint Opposition, speaking on grounds of anonymity said that the former... Read more
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Daily News
MR taking party men for a ride: ShanFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s present political maneuver is solely targe
MR taking party men for a ride: Shan
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s present political maneuver is solely targeted at defending himself and his family members from grave allegations of corruption and fraud leveled against them. It will in no way benefit the party or the party men,... Read more
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Daily News
Namal released on bailordered to be released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. Raj
Namal released on bail
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
ordered to be released on bail by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was ordered to be released on a cash bail of Rs. 50,000 with three sureties of Rs.500,000. The magistrate... Read more
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Daily News
Arrest warrant to be issued on Udayanga: FCID asked to follow proper legal procedureto issue an arrest warrant against former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratu
Arrest warrant to be issued on Udayanga: FCID asked to follow proper legal procedure
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
to issue an arrest warrant against former Ambassador to Russia Udayanga Weeratunga, a first cousin of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa citing that proper legal procedure has to be followed prior to issuing such an order. Magistrate Lanka... Read more
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dna
Sri Lanka detains former President Rajapaksa's brother on suspicion over fundsSri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of former Presid
Sri Lanka detains former President Rajapaksa's brother on suspicion over funds
dna / Posted 5 days ago
Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a third time over suspicion of state fund misappropriation when he was economic development minister, a lawyer said. Rajapaksa's younger... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Sri Lanka police arrest ex-leader's brother on suspicion over fundsCOLOMBO: Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of form
Sri Lanka police arrest ex-leader's brother on suspicion over funds
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
COLOMBO: Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a third time over suspicion of state fund misappropriation when he was economic development minister, a lawyer said. Rajapaksa's... Read more
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Reuters
Sri Lanka police arrest ex-leader's brother on suspicion over fundsCOLOMBO Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of forme
Sri Lanka police arrest ex-leader's brother on suspicion over funds
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
COLOMBO Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a third time over suspicion of state fund misappropriation when he was economic development minister, a lawyer said. Rajapaksa's younger... Read more
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Daily News
Sergeant Major renamed till July 27 over Lasantha murderthe Sri Lanka Army. Lasantha Wickrematunge, founding editor of the Sunday Lead
Sergeant Major renamed till July 27 over Lasantha murder
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
the Sri Lanka Army. Lasantha Wickrematunge, founding editor of the Sunday Leader newspaper was assassinated in January 2009. Initially the then government runs by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the military was blamed for the assassina... Read more
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Sunday Observer
�Unique Lankan model, no tribunals�disaster. It was way back in May 2009, when UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon fi
�Unique Lankan model, no tribunals�
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
disaster. It was way back in May 2009, when UN Secretary General Ban ki Moon first came to Sri Lanka, then President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Secretary General issued a joint statement. Sri Lanka gave an assurance that they will start a... Read more
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Sunday Observer
WO arrested over Lasantha killingof the Sunday Leader newspaper was assassinated in January 2009. Initially the
WO arrested over Lasantha killing
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
of the Sunday Leader newspaper was assassinated in January 2009. Initially the then government run by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the military was blamed for the assassination. The Police Media Division said the suspect was arrested... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Sri Lanka News | ObserveOnline.lkPalace spans over 10 acres. It was built when Van Anglebeck was the last Dutch
Sri Lanka News | ObserveOnline.lk
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
Palace spans over 10 acres. It was built when Van Anglebeck was the last Dutch governor in Sri Lanka.When former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in power, he lived here and declared the entire surrounding area as a high security zone.Many people... Read more
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New Kerala
Army officer arrested for Sri Lankan editor's murder - newkerala.com #91232dead in January 2009 by a group of unidentified men in a high security zone. H
Army officer arrested for Sri Lankan editor's murder - newkerala.com #91232
New Kerala / Posted 7 days ago
dead in January 2009 by a group of unidentified men in a high security zone. He was a staunch critic of then President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who denied any role in the editor's killing. President Maithripala Sirisena, who took power in January... Read more
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Daily News
No Lankans injured in Nice attack: FM Spokespersonthe cowardly nature of #Nice attack. My condolences are with the grief-stricken
No Lankans injured in Nice attack: FM Spokesperson
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
the cowardly nature of #Nice attack. My condolences are with the grief-stricken French nation” Meanwhile, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a tweet has condemned the Nice attack and stressed that the world must come together to put an end to... Read more
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Daily News
Restraining order on Yoshitha’s house and propertyof land with a house in Ratmalana, alleged to have been purchased by Yoshitha R
Restraining order on Yoshitha’s house and property
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
of land with a house in Ratmalana, alleged to have been purchased by Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The FCID conducting investigations into the incident, alleged that the concerned property had been... Read more
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Daily News
Reaping the benefits of democratic revolutionOpposition (JO) which is, in fact the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) f
Reaping the benefits of democratic revolution
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Opposition (JO) which is, in fact the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) faction ostensibly led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The JO leaders have come to terms with political reality that there is irreconcilable disagreement between... Read more
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Daily News
Namal in a tight scrum on Rugby fundsMahinda Rajapaksa’s immediate response to the arrest of his eldest son Namal, w
Namal in a tight scrum on Rugby funds
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s immediate response to the arrest of his eldest son Namal, was hardly what one expected from a father who was serious about the proper upbringing of children. “Are you happy now?” speaks volumes about the poor quality of Rajapaksa... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. acknowledges complications in Sri Lanka war crimes investigationthe killing of thousands of ethnic minority Tamils in the final weeks of the wa
U.S. acknowledges complications in Sri Lanka war crimes investigation
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
the killing of thousands of ethnic minority Tamils in the final weeks of the war, in 2009, under then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Both the military and Tamil rebels "most likely" committed war crimes including mass killings of... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US acknowledges complications in Sri Lanka war crimes investigationthe killing of thousands of ethnic minority Tamils in the final weeks of the wa
US acknowledges complications in Sri Lanka war crimes investigation
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
the killing of thousands of ethnic minority Tamils in the final weeks of the war, in 2009, under then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Both the military and Tamil rebels "most likely" committed war crimes including mass killings of... Read more
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Daily News
Army personnel in MR’s former VIP security detail were Medamulanites: SFThe decision taken by the government to remove the Army security detail provide
Army personnel in MR’s former VIP security detail were Medamulanites: SF
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
The decision taken by the government to remove the Army security detail provided to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was correct, Regional Development Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said. He... Read more
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Daily News
GB has major role to ensure sovereignty, stability and prosperity of C’wealth Nations: mrFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a congratulatory message to Theresa
GB has major role to ensure sovereignty, stability and prosperity of C’wealth Nations: mr
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a congratulatory message to Theresa May on her appointment as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Rajapaksa in his message says: “You have been entrusted with the onerous task of steering your country through... Read more
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Daily News
‘Why does MR not challenge Namal court order at SC?’: BahuLeader of the Nawa Sama Samaja Party, Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne asked why th
‘Why does MR not challenge Namal court order at SC?’: Bahu
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
Leader of the Nawa Sama Samaja Party, Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne asked why the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa did not challenge the court order made on his son, at the Supreme Court. He was referring to a statement by the former President... Read more
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Daily News
JO: first as tragedy, second as farcewith the JO and allocated portfolios to each of them. Former President and now
JO: first as tragedy, second as farce
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
with the JO and allocated portfolios to each of them. Former President and now Kurunegala district parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa was named as ‘Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs’. The concept of a... Read more
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Daily News
IUSF agitates for Lahiru’s releasein Olcott Mawatha, Colombo and Pettah due to the protest demonstration. ‘Stude
IUSF agitates for Lahiru’s release
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
in Olcott Mawatha, Colombo and Pettah due to the protest demonstration. ‘Student suppression was carried out by the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime and it is being continued by the present Ranil-Maithri government,’ the students alleged. ‘Now the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US hails Sri Lanka's post-war reconciliation effortsalleged killing of thousands of ethnic minority Tamils in the final weeks of th
US hails Sri Lanka's post-war reconciliation efforts
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 11 days ago
alleged killing of thousands of ethnic minority Tamils in the final weeks of the war, in 2009, under then Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. Two senior U.S. State Department officials visiting Colombo welcomed its steps in implementing the U.N.... Read more
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Daily News
UNP will win 75% of regional councils: Kiriellaand half since winning the election, the current government had been laying the
UNP will win 75% of regional councils: Kiriella
Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
and half since winning the election, the current government had been laying the foundation for the coming years. “When Mahinda Rajapaksa gave up the government, the economy was shattered. Future generations were sacrificed for debts,” he said.... Read more
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New Kerala
Dubai-based Onyx Group joins bid to buy Holcim Lanka Ltd. - newkerala.com #89084who has the rare distinction of being named in the Panama Papers. He is allege
Dubai-based Onyx Group joins bid to buy Holcim Lanka Ltd. - newkerala.com #89084
New Kerala / Posted 11 days ago
who has the rare distinction of being named in the Panama Papers. He is alleged to be a front man of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Basil Rajapaksa, and is more popularly known as the 'Sri Lankan who bought the Marriott Hotel, Dubai'.... Read more
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Daily News
Namal remanded till July 18to be remanded till July 18 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. Rajapa
Namal remanded till July 18
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
to be remanded till July 18 by Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. Rajapaksa, the eldest son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was ordered to be remanded for one week on the grounds that the prosecutors were yet to conclude their... Read more
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