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DW
Tigers are removed from infamous temple |Rajapaksa comeback? 17.08.2015 A new parliament is being elected in Sri Lanka.
Tigers are removed from infamous temple |
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Rajapaksa comeback? 17.08.2015 A new parliament is being elected in Sri Lanka. One of the candidates for the post of the future prime minster is ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa who is fiercely opposed by President Sirisena. DW's Katja Keppner repor... Read more
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Daily News
Gee Ranga Soba to aid undergraduates with financial difficultiesto sustain the current students with financial constraints. The initial step o
Gee Ranga Soba to aid undergraduates with financial difficulties
Daily News / Posted 11 hours ago
to sustain the current students with financial constraints. The initial step of the programme was held at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre in August, 2014. It was a musical concert titled as ‘Vidulakara Gee Ambara’ which garnered funds to... Read more
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Daily News
WAR HEROES AND CROCODILE TEARSunnecessarily dragged the Chief Minister’s ethnicity to bring the ‘racist eleme
WAR HEROES AND CROCODILE TEARS
Daily News / Posted 11 hours ago
unnecessarily dragged the Chief Minister’s ethnicity to bring the ‘racist element’ into the picture. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in an attempt to fish in troubled waters, issued a statement over the incident, stressing the need for... Read more
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Daily News
Suspend Anusha Palpita ; Public Service CommissionSecretary Lalith Weeratunga for allegedly misappropriating over Rs. 600 million
Suspend Anusha Palpita ; Public Service Commission
Daily News / Posted 18 hours ago
Secretary Lalith Weeratunga for allegedly misappropriating over Rs. 600 million for the distribution of Sil Redi among Buddhists in expectation of their votes for the victory of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential el... Read more
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Daily News
Case against Sudharman and Palpita referred to AGthe Police Children’s and Women’s Bureau that the abducted child was used in ad
Case against Sudharman and Palpita referred to AG
Daily News / Posted yesterday
the Police Children’s 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 husband. Further magisterial... Read more
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Daily News
Vajira speaks out on Palpita affairSecretary Lalith Weeratunga for allegedly misappropriating over Rs. 600 million
Vajira speaks out on Palpita affair
Daily News / Posted yesterday
Secretary Lalith Weeratunga for allegedly misappropriating over Rs. 600 million for the distribution of Sil Redi among Buddhists in expectation of their votes for the victory of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential el... Read more
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Daily News
Genesis of Lanka’s ethnic conflictamongst our people of the sacrifices they made. I should first acknowledge the
Genesis of Lanka’s ethnic conflict
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
amongst our people of the sacrifices they made. I should first acknowledge the political leadership of then President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the leadership of his Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the then Army Commander Sarath Fonseka and... Read more
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The Hindu
Sirisena defends return of land to Sri Lankan Tamilsin the south and that cement and bricks alone could not achieve reconciliation.
Sirisena defends return of land to Sri Lankan Tamils
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
in the south and that cement and bricks alone could not achieve reconciliation. Alluding to the policies of his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mr. Sirisena said that the country had failed to carry out tasks that ought to have completed after the... Read more
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Daily News
The story behind the world's emptiest international airport ; forbesrather than further developing an already established city, was the simple fact
The story behind the world's emptiest international airport ; forbes
Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
rather than further developing an already established city, was the simple fact this was the home region of then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa. “The airport, I feel the location is wrong,” said Deshal de Mel, a senior economist at Hayleys Plc in... Read more
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ABC News
Brawl Erupts During Parliament Meeting in South AfricaRome, Italy. Sri Lankan opposition and government legislators exchange blows d
Brawl Erupts During Parliament Meeting in South Africa
ABC News / Posted 2 days ago
Rome, Italy. Sri Lankan opposition and government legislators exchange blows during a parliament session ,when president Mahinda Rajapaksa delivered the government's 2012 budget proposals in Colombo, Nov. 21, 2011. Ishara S.Kodikara/AFP/Getty... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Govt calms tempers over EP Chief Minister�s outburstunnecessarily dragged the Chief Minister�s ethnicity to bring the �racist eleme
Govt calms tempers over EP Chief Minister�s outburst
Sunday Observer / Posted 3 days ago
unnecessarily dragged the Chief Minister�s ethnicity to bring the �racist element� into the picture. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in an attempt to fish in troubled waters, issued a statement over the incident, stressing the need for... Read more
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Daily News
Fast rising tide against corruptionstill only an accused, and not guilty, in a case involving more than Rs 600 mil
Fast rising tide against corruption
Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
still only an accused, and not guilty, in a case involving more than Rs 600 million of fraud, in the campaign to re-elect Mahinda Rajapaksa for his third term. The issue is how any person, against whom there is such a charge filed in Court, and is... Read more
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Daily News
Former Senior-DIG Anura Senanayake further remandedas an “accident”. Senanayake was known to be a close associate of former Defen
Former Senior-DIG Anura Senanayake further remanded
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
as an “accident”. Senanayake was known to be a close associate of former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. Traffic DIG Amarasiri Senaratne was also questioned by the CID regarding this murder. Former Crime... Read more
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Daily News
MR’s security officers: 72 financial institutions ordered to provide detailssubmit reports to the CID regarding financial and property transactions done by
MR’s security officers: 72 financial institutions ordered to provide details
Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
submit reports to the CID regarding financial and property transactions done by three security officers of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Court ordered the commercial banks and financial companies that financial and property transaction... Read more
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The Financial Express
Under PM Modi, decision making has replaced policy paralysis witnessed during UPA regimediplomatic initiative of Prime Minister Modi. Similarly, the PM used his person
Under PM Modi, decision making has replaced policy paralysis witnessed during UPA regime
The Financial Express / Posted 6 days ago
diplomatic initiative of Prime Minister Modi. Similarly, the PM used his personal rapport with then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and got five Tamil Nadu fishermen, who were on death row, released in 2014. Other milestones include the... Read more
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The Hindu
Colombo to set up Office on Missing Personsnot come out with any estimate of missing persons, the existing official body,
Colombo to set up Office on Missing Persons
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
not come out with any estimate of missing persons, the existing official body, set up during the regime of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to go into complaints on missing persons, has so far received complaints about nearly 24,000 persons... Read more
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Daily News
The bona fide battle against corruptiontoo allegedly implicated Basil Rajapaksa. Nadesan is the husband of Nirupama Ra
The bona fide battle against corruption
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
too allegedly implicated Basil Rajapaksa. Nadesan is the husband of Nirupama Rajapaksa, who is a niece of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Meanwhile the FCID also questioned parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, the son of the former President over... Read more
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Daily News
PARLIAMENTof lives and damages to vehicles could have been lessened to a great extent, fo
PARLIAMENT
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
of lives and damages to vehicles could have been lessened to a great extent, former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said in Parliament yesterday. He was participating in the adjournment motion moved by the Government on... Read more
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Daily News
Speed up probes, officials toldMinister and the high officials involved in maintaining law and order. Followin
Speed up probes, officials told
Daily News / Posted 6 days ago
Minister and the high officials involved in maintaining law and order. Following the meeting, officials were told to speed up probes into financial misappropriation and misuse of state resources during the tenure of former President Mahinda Rajapak... Read more
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asianage
Proactive PM charmed friends and foes alikein Dhaka which has traditionally been pro-India. On Sri Lanka, too, ties improv
Proactive PM charmed friends and foes alike
asianage / Posted 7 days ago
in Dhaka which has traditionally been pro-India. On Sri Lanka, too, ties improved with the electoral defeat of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in 2015 and the taking over of Maithripala Sirisena as the new President. India is hopeful that the new... Read more
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Daily News
Next govt. should be a SLFP government- Dilanfurther said that the SLFP is launched on a winning path. With passing of the 1
Next govt. should be a SLFP government- Dilan
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
further said that the SLFP is launched on a winning path. With passing of the 19th amendment to the Constitution neither Mahinda Rajapaksa nor Chandrika Kumarathunga can contest the next Presidential election. Maithripala Sirisena has also... Read more
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Daily News
Uproar over Palpita appointment: Govt. under fire to revoke decisionmillion for the distribution of Sil Redi among Buddhists in expectation of thei
Uproar over Palpita appointment: Govt. under fire to revoke decision
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
million for the distribution of Sil Redi among Buddhists in expectation of their votes for the victory of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential election. According to the Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaAFE), the Home... Read more
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Daily News
Nishantha Wickremasinghe leased vehicle belonging to Bhikkhu in WeeraketiyaAbuse of Power State Resources and Priviledges (PRECIFAC) have revealed. Durin
Nishantha Wickremasinghe leased vehicle belonging to Bhikkhu in Weeraketiya
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
Abuse of Power State Resources and Priviledges (PRECIFAC) have revealed. During the Rajapaksa regime former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had summoned leading Bhikkhus to Temple Trees and gifted duty free vehicle permits to them and this... Read more
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Daily News
Keheliya’s Rs. 200 m. medical expenses: Lalith Weeratunga summoned to FCIDof Rs 200 million for medical treatment of former Minister of Media and Informa
Keheliya’s Rs. 200 m. medical expenses: Lalith Weeratunga summoned to FCID
Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
of Rs 200 million for medical treatment of former Minister of Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella. This allocation has allegedly been granted for an operation on former Minister Rambukwella during the previous rule of Mahinda... Read more
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Daily News
Jackson Anthony at PRECIFACthis morning. The senior actor and director was summoned to be questioned rega
Jackson Anthony at PRECIFAC
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
this morning. The senior actor and director was summoned to be questioned regarding the alleged misuse of public fund used for the opening ceremony of the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port ‘s (Hambantota Port) water filling cere... Read more
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Daily News
Anura Senanayake REMANDEDas an “accident”. Senanayake was known to be a close associate of former Defen
Anura Senanayake REMANDED
Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
as an “accident”. Senanayake was known to be a close associate of former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime. Traffic DIG Amarasiri Senaratne was also questioned by the CID regarding this murder. Former Crime... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Week in Parliament : �Stormy weather in Parliament�national carrier. Some Government MPs put the blame entirely on the previous re
Week in Parliament : �Stormy weather in Parliament�
Sunday Observer / Posted 10 days ago
national carrier. Some Government MPs put the blame entirely on the previous regime and said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his then Government should be held responsible for driving SriLankan Airlines to the present precarious... Read more
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Daily News
Yoshitha ordered to appear before CourtSon of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Yoshitha Rajapkasa has been notified
Yoshitha ordered to appear before Court
Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
Son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Yoshitha Rajapkasa has been notified to appear before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court on 26 May. Yoshitha Rajapkasa has been notified to appear in connection with a case regarding a purchase of a house... Read more
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Daily News
Stop persecuting wrongly held forces personnel: MRFormer President Mahinda Rajapaksa in statement yesterday called upon the gover
Stop persecuting wrongly held forces personnel: MR
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in statement yesterday called upon the government to stop persecuting Armed Forces personnel and release those who have been wrongfully arrested and detained. “Even the Magistrates before whom the cases against... Read more
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Daily News
Idiosyncrasies of politicians and good governancethat the masses have to endure due to the mismanagement of the economy by previ
Idiosyncrasies of politicians and good governance
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
that the masses have to endure due to the mismanagement of the economy by previous administrations, including that of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Added to this is the neo-capitalist exploitation by the developed countries, a phenomenon not unique to... Read more
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Daily News
Parliament [ ]the House until 10.30 a.m. today. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday
Parliament [ ]
Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
the House until 10.30 a.m. today. Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake yesterday said in Parliament that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had imported 43 vehicles during his tenure as the President without paying any taxes. He was opening the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
ICG: Jump-starting the Reform Process in Sri LankaMaithripala Sirisena’s government halted and began to reverse the slide into au
ICG: Jump-starting the Reform Process in Sri Lanka
Daily Maverick / Posted 13 days ago
Maithripala Sirisena’s government halted and began to reverse the slide into authoritarianism and family rule under Mahinda Rajapaksa. Its reform agenda is ambitious: restoring the rule of law and ending impunity for corruption and abuse of... Read more
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Daily News
Parliamentalso said that the colossal losses that the National Airline (SriLankan Airline
Parliament
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
also said that the colossal losses that the National Airline (SriLankan Airlines) was made to suffer since ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa chased away Emirates Airlines. “SriLankan Airlines, made profits of Rs. 4,428 million in 2008, the year in... Read more
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Daily News
Colombo Uni yet to submit report on D. V. Upula public gathering on May 31, 2015 he had allegedly threatened to stone to deat
Colombo Uni yet to submit report on D. V. Upul
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
a public gathering on May 31, 2015 he had allegedly threatened to stone to death the officers attached to the FCID once Mahinda Rajapaksa returned to power as the Prime Minister. The CID had launched an investigation into the controversial... Read more
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Daily News
The tightrope walkSecretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) left the party in November 2015
The tightrope walk
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) left the party in November 2015 and announced he would contest his leader Mahinda Rajapaksa at the next presidential elections his campaign theme encompassed of two major issues: the rule of law and... Read more
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Business Standard India
Post-conflict reconciliation with Tamils a priority: Sirisenato the LTTE's 30 year separatist campaign. Sirisena's government in sharp cont
Post-conflict reconciliation with Tamils a priority: Sirisena
Business Standard India / Posted 13 days ago
to the LTTE's 30 year separatist campaign. Sirisena's government in sharp contrast to the government of the predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken many a conciliatory steps towards the Tamil minority. Rajapaksa who led the troops as the... Read more
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asianage
India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?was mirrored in Colombo too. After India-Sri Lanka relations had sunk to their
India & Lanka: Is bonhomie fading?
asianage / Posted 14 days ago
was mirrored in Colombo too. After India-Sri Lanka relations had sunk to their lowest level under his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa (and in India’s case, under UPA) Mr Sirisena made India his first official overseas destination and so did... Read more
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asianage
India & Lanka Is bonhomie fading?was mirrored in Colombo too. After India-Sri Lanka relations had sunk to their
India & Lanka Is bonhomie fading?
asianage / Posted 14 days ago
was mirrored in Colombo too. After India-Sri Lanka relations had sunk to their lowest level under his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa (and in India’s case, under UPA) Mr Sirisena made India his first official overseas destination and so did... Read more
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The Hindu
Modi's neighbourhood-first policy: Losing the neighbourhoodNew Delhi had proactively promoted the coalition led by Maithripala Sirisena to
Modi's neighbourhood-first policy: Losing the neighbourhood
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
New Delhi had proactively promoted the coalition led by Maithripala Sirisena to defeat the then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa whose anti-Tamil record and pro-China tilt was resented by New Delhi. Several reports at the time claimed... Read more
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Daily News
[Parliament–Parliament yesterday asked the logic behind withdrawing Army personnel attached
[Parliament–
Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
Parliament yesterday asked the logic behind withdrawing Army personnel attached to the security detail of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and replacing them with Police officers at a time the duties of Police have increased. The MP said the... Read more
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Daily News
VAT increased to meet country’s foreign debtshe said. “In 2006, VAT was increased by 20 percent during the last government
VAT increased to meet country’s foreign debts
Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
he said. “In 2006, VAT was increased by 20 percent during the last government under the leadership of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. But it was brought down to 11 percent in 2015 once our government came to power. VAT was increased to 15... Read more
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Daily News
‘Trolling’ Joint Oppositionmoment they thought Silva was going to extend his support to the ‘Joint Opposit
‘Trolling’ Joint Opposition
Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
moment they thought Silva was going to extend his support to the ‘Joint Opposition’ group whose leader is former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. What unfolded a few minutes later was pure entertainment. In an interesting turn of event, Silva said he... Read more
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Daily News
A shameful act after jailing war hero CommanderPolonnaruwa district MP Nalaka Prasad Kolonne said it was shameful to see forme
A shameful act after jailing war hero Commander
Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
Polonnaruwa district MP Nalaka Prasad Kolonne said it was shameful to see former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who imprisoned war winning Army Commander Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka now planning to organise a war hero remembrance ceremony in... Read more
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Daily News
Weather Gods Play Havocconnecting roads. Three planes on their way to the Bandaranaike International
Weather Gods Play Havoc
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
connecting roads. Three planes on their way to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake were diverted to the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport in Mattala and to Cochin, India: a Jet Air flight from Mumbai and a flight from Kuala... Read more
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Daily News
Drama by former minister ahead of Vesak - WimalColombo yesterday. National Freedom Front Leader Weerawansa said the removal o
Drama by former minister ahead of Vesak - Wimal
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
Colombo yesterday. National Freedom Front Leader Weerawansa said the removal of Army security provided to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa indicates that the government is suffering from Rajapaksa phobia. The government has done nothing, but... Read more
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Daily News
Police to take on MR's securityThe remaining military cadres deployed for the security of former President Mah
Police to take on MR's security
Daily News / Posted 15 days ago
The remaining military cadres deployed for the security of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be be replaced with Police officers, Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said. Earlier, 50 Army soldiers assigned to Rajapaksa’s security were... Read more
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Daily News
Rohitha Abeygunawardena gives statement to PRECIFACPower, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC), to give a statement regarding
Rohitha Abeygunawardena gives statement to PRECIFAC
Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC), to give a statement regarding the water filling ceremony of the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (Hambantota Port). Rohitha Abeygunawardena was the Deputy Minister of Ports & Aviation from 2010 –... Read more
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Daily News
Open letter from Mangala Samaraweera to Mahinda RajapaksaForeign Minister Mangala Samaraweera responded to former President Mahinda Raja
Open letter from Mangala Samaraweera to Mahinda Rajapaksa
Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera responded to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa regarding the latter's recent statements in an open letter yesterday. Excerpts of the letter: I still vividly recall the first time I met you. It was at the SLFP... Read more
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Daily News
Best performer Dhananjaya qualifies for IAAF Junior meetwinning the Sri Lanka Telecom Challenge Trophy at the 54th Junior National Athl
Best performer Dhananjaya qualifies for IAAF Junior meet
Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
winning the Sri Lanka Telecom Challenge Trophy at the 54th Junior National Athletic Championships concluded at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama, Homagama yesterday. Dhananjaya won the gold medal in the Under-20 boys Triple Jump with... Read more
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Daily News
Parliament’s viewpoint will be consulted: Sagalamoney from the Prime Minister’s Office for the use of that vehicle,” the minist
Parliament’s viewpoint will be consulted: Sagala
Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
money from the Prime Minister’s Office for the use of that vehicle,” the minister said. The release added former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had taken with him the brand new VIP vehicles which were in the vehicle fleet of the Presidential... Read more
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