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Mahinda Rajapaksa

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4d
The Hindu
Alliance divided: on Sri Lankan politicsThe local council polls, won resoundingly by the Sri Lanka People’s Front, whic
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
The local council polls, won resoundingly by the Sri Lanka People’s Front, which has the backing of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, have brought to the fore popular disenchantment with the ruling parties, particularly over unemployment... Read more
5d
KESQ Palm Springs
Sri Lanka government in crisis after comeback of ex-leaderFormer Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa speak
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 5 days ago
Former Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks to voters during his party's rally on the final day of election campaign on August 14, 2015 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Former Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate... Read more
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5d
ABC 7 El Paso
Sri Lanka government in crisis after comeback of ex-leaderFormer Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa speak
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 5 days ago
Former Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks to voters during his party's rally on the final day of election campaign on August 14, 2015 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Former Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate... Read more
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5d
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Sri Lanka government in crisis after comeback of ex-leaderFormer Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa speak
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 5 days ago
Former Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate Mahinda Rajapaksa speaks to voters during his party's rally on the final day of election campaign on August 14, 2015 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Former Sri Lankan president and parliamentary candidate... Read more
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5d
Sunday Observer
LG electoral system : Review needed, say minority party headsaspects of the polls and its final outcome. The victory of the Sri Lanka Poduja
Sunday Observer / Posted 5 days ago
aspects of the polls and its final outcome. The victory of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is basically due to the fact that their propaganda was based on rousing communal sentiments of the majority... Read more
5d
Sunday Observer
I will abide by the Constitution - PMfor the crimes they had committed, had an impact on the result of this election
Sunday Observer / Posted 5 days ago
for the crimes they had committed, had an impact on the result of this election? We have taken legal action against Mahinda Rajapaksa family, and the regime and the investigations are continuing; however the people are a bit impatient and... Read more
5d
Sunday Observer
SLPP IN FRESH SOUP OVER 160 ‘HUNG’ LG BODIEStheir administration without a clear majority. Therefore, the Sri Laka Podujan
Sunday Observer / Posted 5 days ago
their administration without a clear majority. Therefore, the Sri Laka Podujana Peramuna, supported by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family, is likely run into a serious crisis when appointing heads to these Local Government... Read more
6d
The Hindu
Reconfiguring Sri Lanka’s Tamil politicsaccused of leaning more towards dominant caste groups in the region. All the sa
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
accused of leaning more towards dominant caste groups in the region. All the same, the EPDP openly aligned with President Mahinda Rajapaksa and some of his predecessors during the years of war and soon after, losing credibility among many... Read more
7d
The Hindu
I am carrying on as PM: Ranilthe local bodies to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), or Sri Lanka People’s F
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
the local bodies to Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), or Sri Lanka People’s Front, a new party backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The SLPP won 239 councils of the 341 councils which went to the polls. A political crisis soon gripped the... Read more
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8d
The Hindu
SLFP members want a ‘separate’ governmentbriefing, was absent on Thursday. Meanwhile, the ‘Joint Opposition’, a group o
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
briefing, was absent on Thursday. Meanwhile, the ‘Joint Opposition’, a group of legislators supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, pledged “unconditional” support to the SLFP, should it form a government without the UNP. “Many in the JO... Read more
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8d
The Hindu
Back to the chessboard?has lost the election badly, the newly formed Sri Lanka People’s Front, unoffic
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
has lost the election badly, the newly formed Sri Lanka People’s Front, unofficially backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has secured a sweeping victory in provinces except in the north and east. Pressure points There are two... Read more
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9d
The Hindu
SLFP, UNP to stake separate claimsthe country’s first national unity government that the two traditional rivals f
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
the country’s first national unity government that the two traditional rivals formed in 2015, unseating former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Differences within the alliance grew rapidly over the last few days after SLFP members demanded that... Read more
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9d
The Hindu
Sri Lanka’s first national unity government in troublethe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have been in government together since 2015,
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have been in government together since 2015, after they jointly ousted former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a historic election. The other faction of the SLFP supports Mr. Rajapaksa and sits in the... Read more
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11d
The Hindu
Victorious Rajapaksa seeks snap electionsFormer Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday sought snap parliamenta
The Hindu / Posted 11 days ago
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday sought snap parliamentary elections, citing the government’s poor performance in the recently-held local polls, amid growing speculation of a likely churning within the coalition in power. “The... Read more
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11d
dna
SL Prez Rajapaksa demands snap poll after his party wins two-third majority in council electionsFormer Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa today demanded a snap general ele
dna / Posted 11 days ago
Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa today demanded a snap general election after his party pulled off a stunning victory in local elections seen as a referendum on the ruling alliance. Rajapaksa's new political party, Sri Lanka People's... Read more
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11d
The Courier Express Newspapers
Sri Lanka ex-strongman's party makes strong showing in pollsCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has ca
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 11 days ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for snap parliamentary elections after the party he fielded as a proxy swept local elections over the weekend in a major blow to the reformist government elected just... Read more
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11d
New York Daily News
Sri Lanka ex-strongman's party makes strong showing in pollsCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has ca
New York Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for snap parliamentary elections after the party he fielded as a proxy swept local elections over the weekend in a major blow to the reformist government elected just... Read more
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11d
News.com.au
Rajapaksa demands new Sri Lanka pollSri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for snap parliamentar
News.com.au / Posted 11 days ago
Sri Lanka's former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa has called for snap parliamentary elections after the party he fielded as a proxy swept local elections over the weekend in a major blow to the reformist government elected just three years... Read more
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12d
The Hindu
Rajapaksa-backed party wins big in Sri Lanka local government pollsThe Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), backed by former President Mahinda Raja
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, appeared set for a landslide win in the local government polls held on Saturday. Even as the counting continued on Sunday evening, the SLPP, formed in 2016 by Mr.... Read more
12d
EuroNews
Sri Lanka ex-leader-backed party set for landslide victory in local pollsBy Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) – A political party backed
EuroNews / Posted 12 days ago
By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) – A political party backed by Sri Lanka’s former president Mahinda Rajapaksa looks set for a landslide victory in local polls, early results showed on Sunday, potentially undermining the country’s... Read more
12d
The Hindu
Rajapaksa-backed party poised for big win in Lanka’s local polls​The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (​SLPP or ​Sri Lanka People’s Front), backed b
The Hindu / Posted 12 days ago
​The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (​SLPP or ​Sri Lanka People’s Front), backed by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is poised for a landslide victory in the ​country's ​February 10 local government polls. Early trends, which began emerging late... Read more
12d
Sunday Observer
Corrupt politicians and public liferepresents them, the SLPP is up in arms claiming that this is a ploy to prevent
Sunday Observer / Posted 12 days ago
represents them, the SLPP is up in arms claiming that this is a ploy to prevent their de facto leader, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa from making a worthwhile comeback to national politics, rather than languishing as a mere... Read more
12d
Sunday Observer
Overall election violence drastically reducedparties turned the LG election into a ‘national election’. The Sri Lanka Poduja
Sunday Observer / Posted 12 days ago
parties turned the LG election into a ‘national election’. The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has described the LG elections as a referendum on the Government. According to Election Commission... Read more
17d
dna
India 'disturbed' by declaration of emergency in Maldives, govt 'carefully' monitoring situation: MEAleaders free. Observers say China faced a similar situation in Sri Lanka when i
dna / Posted 17 days ago
leaders free. Observers say China faced a similar situation in Sri Lanka when its close ally and the then president Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated in 2015 elections creating crisis situation for Chinese strategic investments. However, in a... Read more
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19d
KESQ Palm Springs
With Sri Lankan port acquisition, China adds another 'pearl' to its 'string'coast that faced the Indian Ocean, it went not to China, but to its neighbor, I
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 19 days ago
coast that faced the Indian Ocean, it went not to China, but to its neighbor, India. Then-Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said he urgently needed funding to transform the harbor of his home town and asked Indian officials for... Read more
19d
ABC 7 El Paso
With Sri Lankan port acquisition, China adds another 'pearl' to its 'string'coast that faced the Indian Ocean, it went not to China, but to its neighbor, I
ABC 7 El Paso / Posted 19 days ago
coast that faced the Indian Ocean, it went not to China, but to its neighbor, India. Then-Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said he urgently needed funding to transform the harbor of his home town and asked Indian officials for... Read more
19d
Sunday Observer
People will not vote for Nepotism - Prime Ministerwhether at a national level or at a local level. Q: Are you concerned about th
Sunday Observer / Posted 19 days ago
whether at a national level or at a local level. Q: Are you concerned about the rise in popularity of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa? Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Pic: Saman Sri Wedage A: I have complete faith in the long-memory... Read more
22d
The Hindu
Reality check in Sri Lankaon corruption Amid severe criticism of his government for taking little action
The Hindu / Posted 22 days ago
on corruption Amid severe criticism of his government for taking little action against corruption during his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa’s term, Mr. Sirisena has pegged his campaign to an anti-corruption crusade, chiefly targeting the SLFP’s... Read more
26d
Sunday Observer
MR, three others responsible, says CommissionThe Presidential Commission of Inquiry on large scale acts of corruption (PRECI
Sunday Observer / Posted 26 days ago
The Presidential Commission of Inquiry on large scale acts of corruption (PRECIFAC), has concluded that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and three others were responsible for financial irregularities to the tune of Rs. 225m by the telecasting of... Read more
26d
Sunday Observer
LG ELECTORAL RACE HEATS UP : FRONTLINE SOCIALIST PARTY TAKES UNDUE ADVANTAGE OF SAITM ISSUEPodujana Peramuna, officially led by Professor G.L. Peiris, is piggybacking on
Sunday Observer / Posted 26 days ago
Podujana Peramuna, officially led by Professor G.L. Peiris, is piggybacking on the personal popularity of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The theme of their election campaign is to use the Local Government to make Mahinda Rajapaksa the Prime... Read more
26d
Sunday Observer
DEBATING OF COMMISSION REPORTS: PM appeals to SPEAKER TO CONVENE PARLIAMENTin the former regime, the Prime Minister pointed out that the report recommends
Sunday Observer / Posted 26 days ago
in the former regime, the Prime Minister pointed out that the report recommends that the civic rights of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa be abolished for life. “It says action should be taken against wrongdoers” he said. The Prime Minister... Read more
30d
Sunday Observer
The Presidency and Other Matterscountry does need a president to guide and control it; a president with powers
Sunday Observer / Posted 30 days ago
country does need a president to guide and control it; a president with powers but shorn of those draconian powers that Mahinda Rajapaksa devolved on himself. We, the Nation, celebrating 70 years of ruling ourselves independently, are behaving... Read more
30d
Sunday Observer
PRESIDENT, PM MAKE STRONG STATEMENTS AGAINST CORRUPTION: PM SAYS RS. 9.2 B IN PERPETUAL ACCOUNTS RECOVERABLEreligious leaders and intellectuals, to join hands with this initiative. Refer
Sunday Observer / Posted 30 days ago
religious leaders and intellectuals, to join hands with this initiative. Referring to a request made by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the people of this country, to rectify the mistake that happened on January 8, 2015, the President... Read more

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