Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Sunday Observer
We are the national force demanding LG elections - Dinesh Gunawardenawe went round the country and effectively formed a strong political platform. T
We are the national force demanding LG elections - Dinesh Gunawardena
Sunday Observer / Posted 2 hours ago
we went round the country and effectively formed a strong political platform. The people rallied round former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, demanding him to lead them to victory. So what are they talking today? Q: By forming a new party, won�t... Read more
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Daily News
Lanka, indubitably a better place now!untutored interpreters; but none of them went as far to use state power and res
Lanka, indubitably a better place now!
Daily News / Posted yesterday
untutored interpreters; but none of them went as far to use state power and resources to reward or persecute astrologers as Mahinda Rajapaksa and his followers did. It is true that in general Astrology always played a prominent role in the private... Read more
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Daily News
Indo-Pak tensions worry South Asiain a major clash with China. Political rivalry at home The rivalry within the
Indo-Pak tensions worry South Asia
Daily News / Posted yesterday
in a major clash with China. Political rivalry at home The rivalry within the SLFP is now moving to deeper levels with Mahinda Rajapaksa himself stating the need to form a new political party. The breakup of the SLFP, which was pushed behind... Read more
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Daily News
Inaugural rally of JO backed political front in Eheliyagoda on Oct. 8Our new front will fill this void,” she said. The Ratnapura district parliament
Inaugural rally of JO backed political front in Eheliyagoda on Oct. 8
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Our new front will fill this void,” she said. The Ratnapura district parliamentarian also predicted that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will attend the event. She also said that a number of political parties will join the new front including a... Read more
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Daily News
Travails of a war-torn peoplevoices heard and elect their own government. Despite the promise of developmen
Travails of a war-torn people
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
voices heard and elect their own government. Despite the promise of development and election handouts from then President Mahinda Rajapaksa, they gave the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) a massive mandate, with C.V. Vigneswaran becoming the Chief... Read more
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Daily News
Will Yoshitha get to travel to Melbourne?abroad was put off for Monday (September 28), this morning. On Tuesday (Septem
Will Yoshitha get to travel to Melbourne?
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
abroad was put off for Monday (September 28), this morning. On Tuesday (September 20), the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa sought permission from the Colombo High Court to travel abroad. He said he was seeking medical treatment... Read more
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Daily News
Duminda Silva seeks to overturn death sentenceLakshman Premachandra at his funeral, surrouded by his grieving widow and daugh
Duminda Silva seeks to overturn death sentence
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
Lakshman Premachandra at his funeral, surrouded by his grieving widow and daughter Hirunika Premachandra. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is also in the picture.) The three others sentenced - Anura Thushara de Mel, Chaminda Ravi Jayanath alias... Read more
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The Hindu
Travails of a war-torn Tamils in Sri Lankavoices heard and elect their own government. Despite the promise of developmen
Travails of a war-torn Tamils in Sri Lanka
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
voices heard and elect their own government. Despite the promise of development and election handouts from then President Mahinda Rajapaksa, they gave the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) a massive mandate, with C.V. Wigneswaran becoming the Chief... Read more
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Daily News
Harin requests Ravi to remove VAT on smartphonessplitting parties- Harin Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister
Harin requests Ravi to remove VAT on smartphones
Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
splitting parties- Harin Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure Minister Harin Fernando said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is an expert in splitting political parties and his political career is filled with such incidents. “It is... Read more
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asianage
Prachanda, Prabhakaran hold lessonsprovided them an opportunity for reinforcement and rearmament. It is only the g
Prachanda, Prabhakaran hold lessons
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
provided them an opportunity for reinforcement and rearmament. It is only the government of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa that decided against international “mediation” and gave the SLAF the unconditional go-ahead to decimate the... Read more
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Daily News
Yoshitha seeks court permission to go abroadYoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose
Yoshitha seeks court permission to go abroad
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Yoshitha Rajapaksa, the second son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose passport was impounded by Court over alleged money laundering at Carlton Sports Network (CSN), yesterday sought Colombo High Court’s permission to temporary lift his... Read more
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Daily News
Sudarman, others released from alleged abduction case on AG advicehad lodged a complaint before the Police Children and Women’s Bureau that the a
Sudarman, others released from alleged abduction case on AG advice
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
had lodged a complaint before the Police Children and Women’s Bureau that the abducted child was used in advertisements on behalf of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the presidential election campaign by the suspects including her hu... Read more
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Daily News
Hunting of soldiers goes on: MRThe hunting of soldiers by the present regime goes on even beyond the limit, fo
Hunting of soldiers goes on: MR
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
The hunting of soldiers by the present regime goes on even beyond the limit, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. Addressing a meeting at Lunugamvehera, Rajapaksa said the ordinary people and the less fortunate downtrodden masses have been left... Read more
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Sunday Observer
JHU � totally disatisfied with anti- corruption campaign -Champikawhen all others had doubts, it was the JHU which thought the LTTE should and ca
JHU � totally disatisfied with anti- corruption campaign -Champika
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
when all others had doubts, it was the JHU which thought the LTTE should and can be militarily defeated. In 2005, even Mahinda Rajapaksa proposed direct negotiations with the terrorist leaders. After winning the election, they held talks in... Read more
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Sunday Observer
EFFORTS TO RETAIN SLFP UNITYand SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said, the SLFP party hierarchy e
EFFORTS TO RETAIN SLFP UNITY
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
and SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said, the SLFP party hierarchy expects former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to cooperate with the party rather than seek office at future elections. The Minister said, the party will... Read more
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Sunday Observer
[Sunday Politics]war, former MP Wimal Weerawansa inadvertently let slip the location of a mass g
[Sunday Politics]
Sunday Observer / Posted 7 days ago
war, former MP Wimal Weerawansa inadvertently let slip the location of a mass grave his former bosses - former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa � used to bury bodies from the end of the war. �For... Read more
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Daily News
STRENGTH IN UNITYfor national reconciliation. This coordinated action is one of the key points i
STRENGTH IN UNITY
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
for national reconciliation. This coordinated action is one of the key points in the present national government. Mahinda Rajapaksa is most upset about this powerful combination; hence he rattles that the state should be governed either by... Read more
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Daily News
New commitments to unity in good governancefeeling within the SLFP. The Constitution debate The debate on the proposed C
New commitments to unity in good governance
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
feeling within the SLFP. The Constitution debate The debate on the proposed Constitution gets hotter with the pro-Mahinda Rajapaksa Joint Opposition and their allies - among professions, politicians and some religious personnel - seeking... Read more
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Daily News
86th Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics Championship: Maris Stella, Ratnayake Central become overall champsBoys and Girls Overall Championships respectively at the 86th Sir John Tarbet A
86th Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics Championship: Maris Stella, Ratnayake Central become overall champs
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
Boys and Girls Overall Championships respectively at the 86th Sir John Tarbet Athletics Championship, which ended at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama, Homagama yesterday. Maris Stella College’s High Jumper Ushan Thiwanka became the Best... Read more
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Daily News
Terror that is PTAoccasions last year voted for national reconciliation despite the massive propa
Terror that is PTA
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
occasions last year voted for national reconciliation despite the massive propaganda against it by forces that defended the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime, the abrogation is a necessary step towards realization of that popular mandate. In fact, the... Read more
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Daily News
86th Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics:Three more records on second daynew meet records were set up on the second day of the 86th Sir John Tarbet Seni
86th Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics:Three more records on second day
Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
new meet records were set up on the second day of the 86th Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics Championship worked off at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama, Homagama yesterday. MS Kumarasinghe of A Ratnayake College, Walala established a new... Read more
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Daily News
Justice seen, donebecame close to the centres of power. He was appointed ‘monitoring MP’ for the
Justice seen, done
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
became close to the centres of power. He was appointed ‘monitoring MP’ for the Ministry of Defence. Although President Mahinda Rajapaksa was the Minister of Defence, for all practical purposes the affairs of the Ministry were run by Defence... Read more
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Daily News
Country’s progress hindered as two leaders trying to gain control: MRFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday observed that the country’s progre
Country’s progress hindered as two leaders trying to gain control: MR
Daily News / Posted 10 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday observed that the country’s progress was being dragged down due to two leaders trying to gain control. Speaking to Journalists outside the Colombo Public Library where Rajapaksa attended a book launch by... Read more
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Daily News
Four new meet records on opening dayset up and one equalled on the first day of the Ritzbury powered 86th Sir John
Four new meet records on opening day
Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
set up and one equalled on the first day of the Ritzbury powered 86th Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics Championship at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama, Homagama yesterday. The first record was set up by Arunodaya College, Jaffna’s... Read more
11d
Daily News
JO to oppose retroactive VATconference organised by the Joint Opposition Economic Research Committee at the
JO to oppose retroactive VAT
Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
conference organised by the Joint Opposition Economic Research Committee at the Battaramulla office of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa Peiris said there were reports that the government was contemplating to introduce the VAT Bill as before... Read more
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Daily News
UNP’s 70th anniversary ended confrontational politicsVidyalaya, Nivithigala on September 11 Athukorala said the critical and sarcast
UNP’s 70th anniversary ended confrontational politics
Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
Vidyalaya, Nivithigala on September 11 Athukorala said the critical and sarcastic comments made by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa about President Sirisena attending the UNP anniversary celebrations was most disheartening and regrettable.... Read more
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Daily News
Milestones of Good GovernanceTamil Diaspora punitive accountability and the TNA’s federalisation demands. Th
Milestones of Good Governance
Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
Tamil Diaspora punitive accountability and the TNA’s federalisation demands. The Joint Opposition (led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa - my addition) has demonstrated that it possesses the social kinetic energy needed, even if the leaders are... Read more
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Daily News
Reviving Justicewith the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra. Premachandra, at the time of
Reviving Justice
Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
with the murder of Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra. Premachandra, at the time of murder, was an advisor to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on trade union affairs. Duminda Silva, a close ally of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at one point,... Read more
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Daily News
UN as the war endeda briefing on the Peace building Support Office. On February 6 the Secretary-G
UN as the war ended
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
a briefing on the Peace building Support Office. On February 6 the Secretary-General spoke to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa about the worsening humanitarian situation in the conflict zone and conveyed his strong concern about the... Read more
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Daily News
New political party membership cards readythey planned to launch are now ready and plans have been finalised to distribut
New political party membership cards ready
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
they planned to launch are now ready and plans have been finalised to distribute membership cards to its membership through Mahinda Rajapaksa. Athukorale said the movement named “Sri Lankan’s peoples power froward march with Mahinda” would be... Read more
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Daily News
UNP, SLFP should be dissolved: MRFormer President and MP for Kurunegala Mahinda Rajapaksa pointed out on Saturda
UNP, SLFP should be dissolved: MR
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
Former President and MP for Kurunegala Mahinda Rajapaksa pointed out on Saturday, that since the UNP celebrated its anniversary with the SLFP leader and the leader of the UNP, their existence as two parties remained equivocal and... Read more
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Daily News
Haj Messagesand considerate in their dealings with other communities. Kurunegala District
Haj Messages
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
and considerate in their dealings with other communities. Kurunegala District Parliamentarian and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a message to mark the Hajj festival said he is happy to extend his good wishes to Islam devotees... Read more
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Daily News
Challenges before the SLFPbeen embroiled in a bitter internal power struggle between its current leader,
Challenges before the SLFP
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
been embroiled in a bitter internal power struggle between its current leader, Maithripala Sirisena and his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa. After losing the Presidential election and having handed over the SLFP leadership, Rajapaksa started a new... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Wasim Thajudeen�s cold-blooded murder case: Justiceis all what is expectedincident in Parliament was Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake who alleged that t
Wasim Thajudeen�s cold-blooded murder case: Justiceis all what is expected
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
incident in Parliament was Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake who alleged that the murder was directed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa�s son, Yoshitha Rajapaksa. Speaking to the Sunday Observer, the Deputy Minister said; �In other murder... Read more
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Sunday Observer
'Uniting all communities is our strength'power in 2001. When Ranil Wickremesinghe took over the party leadership, he had
'Uniting all communities is our strength'
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
power in 2001. When Ranil Wickremesinghe took over the party leadership, he had to face many challenges. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa pinched 50 to 60 UNP MPs by offering them various perks. As a result, the party was destroyed. When our... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Attack on SL envoy arouses tempersserious note of how LTTE activists staged protests, displaying LTTE flags, and
Attack on SL envoy arouses tempers
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
serious note of how LTTE activists staged protests, displaying LTTE flags, and made threats to prevent former President Mahinda Rajapaksa from attending the ICAPP Conference. MP Gunawardena told the House that former President Mahinda... Read more
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Sunday Observer
The attack on SL envoy in Malaysia: Assailants roaming freeto a similar incident at a Buddhist Temple, earlier. The group had gone to the
The attack on SL envoy in Malaysia: Assailants roaming free
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
to a similar incident at a Buddhist Temple, earlier. The group had gone to the temple looking for former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa who was in Kuala Lumpur attending the 9th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Gota ally strongman Duminda to death row for Bharatha Lakshman murderfour others in connection with Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra�s murder. Dumind
Gota ally strongman Duminda to death row for Bharatha Lakshman murder
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
four others in connection with Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra�s murder. Duminda Silva, a close ally of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at one point, was the monitoring MP of the Defence and Urban Development Ministry, under the previous... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Mild charges filed against suspectswho also holds an important portfolio of the present government. The mob had in
Mild charges filed against suspects
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
who also holds an important portfolio of the present government. The mob had inquired after the wherabouts of former President and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa who was in Kuala Lumpur attending the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICA... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Featuresand four others in connection with Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra�s murder. Dum
Features
Sunday Observer / Posted 14 days ago
and four others in connection with Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra�s murder. Duminda Silva, a close ally of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at one point, No, it is not winning a cricket test series; neither is it that the Jt Op has been asked to... Read more
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Daily News
New challenges as Greens mark 70alleged statements about “genocide” in Sri Lanka, something never said or indic
New challenges as Greens mark 70
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
alleged statements about “genocide” in Sri Lanka, something never said or indicated; and the call for more security for Mahinda Rajapaksa, after the attack on our Malaysian High Commissioner, are diversions which do not hide the worries of... Read more
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Daily News
Expectations for a positive changewho is also a Deputy Minister, and MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena. The rest of t
Expectations for a positive change
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
who is also a Deputy Minister, and MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardena. The rest of the delegation including former President Mahinda Rajapaksa returned on the following day amidst special security. Attack on Sri Lankan envoy The video footage of... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Malaysian duo plead not guilty to assaulting Sri Lankan envoythat the group attacked the envoy after he refused to divulge details on the wh
Malaysian duo plead not guilty to assaulting Sri Lankan envoy
Asian Correspondent / Posted 15 days ago
that the group attacked the envoy after he refused to divulge details on the whereabouts of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during the latter’s recent visit to the country. The attack later prompted the Sri Lankan Foreign Affairs... Read more
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Daily News
Two men charged over attack on Sri Lanka High Commissioner At KLIAprotests broke out in areas of Malaysia as members of the Tamil community react
Two men charged over attack on Sri Lanka High Commissioner At KLIA
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
protests broke out in areas of Malaysia as members of the Tamil community reacted to news of former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Malaysia. The Chief Incumbent of a Buddhist temple in Sentul was also attacked for allegedly inviting... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lankan editor’s remains to be exhumedon Thursday gave permission to police to exhume the body of a high-profile news
Sri Lankan editor’s remains to be exhumed
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
on Thursday gave permission to police to exhume the body of a high-profile newspaper editor whose murder under the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime remains unsolved. The Colombo suburban Mount Lavinia magistrate’s court has issued the order on the... Read more
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New Kerala
Sri Lankan editor's remains to be exhumed - newkerala.com #115888men in a high security zone while he drove to work in broad daylight. He was a
Sri Lankan editor's remains to be exhumed - newkerala.com #115888
New Kerala / Posted 16 days ago
men in a high security zone while he drove to work in broad daylight. He was a staunch critic of the former government of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has denied any role in the editor's killing. The Sri Lankan government led by Maithripala Sirisena,... Read more
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The Hindu
Sri Lankan High Commissioner was attacked by Indian Tamils: Ranilfive people being arrested in Malaysia for attacking the Sri Lankan High Commis
Sri Lankan High Commissioner was attacked by Indian Tamils: Ranil
The Hindu / Posted 16 days ago
five people being arrested in Malaysia for attacking the Sri Lankan High Commissioner around the visit of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. While earlier media reports in Sri Lanka said the attackers were from pro-LTTE groups, the Prime Minister... Read more
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Daily News
What’s in store for the Blues?the differences between the two factions in the party supporting President Mait
What’s in store for the Blues?
Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
the differences between the two factions in the party supporting President Maithripala Sirisena and his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa. There was also growing speculation that Rajapaksa and his loyalists would use the celebrations as a mean... Read more
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Daily News
Government to spend Rs. 7.5b to develop MR ComplexSports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex a
Government to spend Rs. 7.5b to develop MR Complex
Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports Complex at Diyagama, Homagama will be developed to a fully-fledged international class sports academy and competition venue at a cost of Rs. 7.5 billion. Outlining the milestone... Read more
17d
The Borneo Post
Assault on envoy motivated by politics and anger — Policeprior to the assault incident, they had received 47 police reports objecting to
Assault on envoy motivated by politics and anger — Police
The Borneo Post / Posted 17 days ago
prior to the assault incident, they had received 47 police reports objecting to the presence of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa in the country to attend the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP). “So far five... Read more
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