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Gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally, one dead| Reuters

Jul 31, 2015

Gunmen open fire at Sri Lanka election rally, one dead| Reuters

terrorism" and blamed forces loyal to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is attempting a comeback at next month's general election."This act is
Rajapaksa ready for struggle in Sri Lanka comeback bid| Reuters

Jul 28, 2015

Rajapaksa ready for struggle in Sri Lanka comeback bid| Reuters

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa vowed on Tuesday to reclaim power in a general election, eight months after he was ousted as
Time for India to shake off its diplomatic lethargy as Maldives on the cusp of a political deal

Jul 26, 2015

Time for India to shake off its diplomatic lethargy as Maldives on the cusp of a political deal

believed to have pro-China leanings.For India, the Maldivian situation is similar to Sri Lanka where the ousted president Mahinda Rajapaksa pursued pro
Sri Lanka seeks new funding sources in shift away from ally China | Reuters

Jul 15, 2015

Sri Lanka seeks new funding sources in shift away from ally China | Reuters

Maithripala Sirisena was elected president in January. The pro-China leader he ousted - Mahinda Rajapaksa - is staging a comeback bid. Sirisena had suspended
Sri Lanka president opposes Rajapaksa comeback, PM bid | Reuters

Jul 15, 2015

Sri Lanka president opposes Rajapaksa comeback, PM bid | Reuters

COLOMBO Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Tuesday criticised a comeback bid by Mahinda Rajapaksa, the rival he beat in elections last
Former Sri Lanka leader <b>Mahinda</b> <b>Rajapaksa</b> to run for prime minister in August elections| Reuters

Jul 13, 2015

Former Sri Lanka leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to run for prime minister in August elections| Reuters

COLOMBO A coalition led by Sri Lanka's president has nominated war-time leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to run in elections next month, official documents
Sri Lanka's defeated Rajapaksa to contest Aug 17 poll | Reuters

Jul 11, 2015

Sri Lanka's defeated Rajapaksa to contest Aug 17 poll | Reuters

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's war-time president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has signed nomination papers to fight an Aug. 17 election as part of a coalition led by
Sri Lanka polls timed ahead of U.N. war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback| Reuters

Jul 06, 2015

Sri Lanka polls timed ahead of U.N. war crimes report to foil Rajapaksa comeback| Reuters

COLOMBO Sri Lanka's August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his
Flanked by handful of supporters, Rajapaksa says he'll enter poll fray to run for Sri Lanka parliament

Jul 02, 2015

Flanked by handful of supporters, Rajapaksa says he'll enter poll fray to run for Sri Lanka parliament

Colombo:Ending months of speculation, Sri Lanka's vanquished former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesdayannounced his return to electoral
Chinese submarine in Karachi: A worst case scenario for India, but here's what it needs to do

Jun 30, 2015

Chinese submarine in Karachi: A worst case scenario for India, but here's what it needs to do

establishment.Even a country like Sri Lanka under the leadership of pro-China president Mahinda Rajapaksa had ignored protests from India when a Chinese submarine