Mahinda Rajapaksa

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The Hindu
The Constitution conundruminitiated a reform process in 1994, which ended in failure in 2000. Taking forw
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
initiated a reform process in 1994, which ended in failure in 2000. Taking forward her politics of reform, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in 2005 and 2009, promised to change the Constitution, but did not take concrete steps apart from... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Five Koreans to challenge local sportsmenArmy Para Games 2017 is scheduled to come to an end with the Athletic Champions
Sunday Observer / Posted 3 days ago
Army Para Games 2017 is scheduled to come to an end with the Athletic Championship to be held from November 22 to 24 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Sports complex in Diyagama. The Opening ceremony will be graced by the Army Commander Lt. General Mahesh... Read more
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Channel 4 News
Sri Lanka, ‘impossible journalism’ and Channel 4 NewsToday, Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa closed what has been a controver
Channel 4 News / Posted 7 days ago
Today, Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa closed what has been a controversial CHOGM summit. The final communique avoided any mention of human rights – one of the central principles of the Commonwealth – instead agreeing to cooperate on a... Read more
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The Hindu
Hambantota: where clashes of geopolitics, politics and economic interests intersectand Namal Rajapaksa are building their political futures. Their fathers, both f
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
and Namal Rajapaksa are building their political futures. Their fathers, both former Presidents — Ranasinghe Premadasa and Mahinda Rajapaksa — rose to power with a strong rural backing. Living in uncertainty The third clash, which is the least... Read more
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The Hindu
A port town’s story of myopic vision and fading developmentisland’s Southern Province, Hambantota is at the heart of Sri Lanka’s developme
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
island’s Southern Province, Hambantota is at the heart of Sri Lanka’s development dream — envisioned by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a native of the once-neglected district. “You should read The Village in the Jungle to understand how... Read more
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The Hindu
Hambantota: A Sri Lankan port town’s story of failed vision and fading developmentisland’s Southern Province, Hambantota is at the heart of Sri Lanka’s developme
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
island’s Southern Province, Hambantota is at the heart of Sri Lanka’s development dream — envisioned by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a native of the once-neglected district. “You should read The Village in the Jungle to understand how... Read more
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Sunday Observer
SAITM ISSUES SEE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNELpharmaceutical companies earning monstrous profits at the expense of patients.
Sunday Observer / Posted 10 days ago
pharmaceutical companies earning monstrous profits at the expense of patients. Even the government of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, which often boasted about its ‘stern’ decisions and the bravado, could not resist the influence of this... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Why MRT 3 is still a problemseveral infrastructure projects, including a huge port, in the hometown of Sri
Pilipino Star / Posted 12 days ago
several infrastructure projects, including a huge port, in the hometown of Sri Lanka’s former authoritarian president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who surprisingly lost in the 2015 elections. “Even if he won, the Chinese-funded projects in Sri Lanka... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Sir John Tarbet Junior meet on Nov 8-10 at DiyagamaChampionship 2017 for the 5th consecutive year. The Junior Championship Finals
Sunday Observer / Posted 17 days ago
Championship 2017 for the 5th consecutive year. The Junior Championship Finals will be held from 8-10 November at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Diyagama. Athletes who qualified through the three preliminary championships held at Polonnaruwa,... Read more
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Sunday Observer
NAVIGATING THROUGH MURKY WATERSParty who joined hands with the UNP and several other parties to become the Com
Sunday Observer / Posted 17 days ago
Party who joined hands with the UNP and several other parties to become the Common Candidate of the opposition, ending Mahinda Rajapaksa’s third term presidential bid. Apart from political parties and political activists, several civil society... Read more
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Sunday Observer
‘From the sidelines’: Cricket bosses should ‘Learn or Depart’remember that he once supported the United National Party. Then his loyalties s
Sunday Observer / Posted 18 days ago
remember that he once supported the United National Party. Then his loyalties shifted to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Mahinda Rajapaksa. Few also remember that he supported Rajapaksa at the last presidential election- against Maithripala... Read more
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Reuters
EU lawmakers see little progress in Sri Lanka rights reformslegislation allows the torture of detainees. Sri Lanka originally lost the EU
Reuters / Posted 19 days ago
legislation allows the torture of detainees. Sri Lanka originally lost the EU concession in 2010 after then-president Mahinda Rajapaksa rejected demands from the international community to address human rights abuses allegedly committed during... Read more
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Sunday Observer
FROM NANDIKADAL TO HANDI-KADAALIf there was one thing that characterized the 10-year rule of former President
Sunday Observer / Posted 24 days ago
If there was one thing that characterized the 10-year rule of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, that would be the unprecedented level of violence unleashed upon the regime’s political opponents. Infamous ‘white van abductions’ were prevalent in... Read more
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The Hindu
India, Sri Lanka ink housing project deal in HambantotaIndia, police arrested eight protesters, including Hambantota parliamentarian N
The Hindu / Posted 26 days ago
India, police arrested eight protesters, including Hambantota parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa, the son of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. They were all granted bail the following week. The coastal city of Hambantota gained strategic... Read more
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Reuters
U.N. says Sri Lanka's delay in post-war reconciliation involves risksall others left at the margins,” he said. Many Sri Lankans oppose foreign invo
Reuters / Posted 29 days ago
all others left at the margins,” he said. Many Sri Lankans oppose foreign involvement, and supporters of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa believe the U.N. resolution on the need to investigate war crimes aims to punish the military... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
UN says Sri Lanka's delay in post-war reconciliation involves risksall others left at the margins," he said. Many Sri Lankans oppose foreign invo
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 29 days ago
all others left at the margins," he said. Many Sri Lankans oppose foreign involvement, and supporters of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa believe the U.N. resolution on the need to investigate war crimes aims to punish the military... Read more
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Sunday Observer
Can January 8 Mandate be brushed under the carpet?of strengthening the party before the polls. Meanwhile, UPFA General Secretary
Sunday Observer / Posted a month ago
of strengthening the party before the polls. Meanwhile, UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera invited former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to accept an electoral organizer post from the SLFP. Amaraweera, addressing a press conference at his... Read more

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