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Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka PM, but don't write off Rajapaksa

Aug 21, 2015

Wickremesinghe sworn in as Sri Lanka PM, but don't write off Rajapaksa

The Sirisena-Wickramasinghe combination though is yet to pass the litmus test vis--vis friendship with India. #India #China #Sri Lanka #ConnectTheDots #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Ranil Wickremasinghe
Former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa concedes defeat, Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as PM

Aug 19, 2015

Former Sri Lankan President Rajapaksa concedes defeat, Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as PM

Vanquished Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's hopes of staging a political comeback were shattered on Tuesday when his party lost a closely-fought parliamentary election to incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Presidential polls #Ranil Wickremesinghe
Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks political comeback as Sri Lanka goes to polls

Aug 17, 2015

Mahinda Rajapaksa seeks political comeback as Sri Lanka goes to polls

Sri Lankans will vote in a crucial general election on Monday after a tense poll campaign with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa eyeing a political comeback as prime minister months after being toppled as president by Maithripala Sirisena, who has vowed not to make him premier. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #United People's Freedom Alliance #Colombo #United National Party #Sri Lanka Freedom Party #Maithripala Sirisena #Ranil Wickremesinghe
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

Ending months of speculation, Sri Lanka's vanquished former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Wednesday announced his return to electoral politics, saying he will lead an opposition faction during the general elections in August. #World #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Sri Lanka polls
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves parliament, fresh elections will be held

Jun 27, 2015

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena dissolves parliament, fresh elections will be held

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday dissolved the parliament, paving the way for fresh parliamentary elections in mid August. #World #Elections #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #parliament #polls #Sri Lankan President #Maithripala Sirisena #Ranil Wickremesinghe
Corruption case: Lankan police question Rajapaksa's wife

Jun 01, 2015

Corruption case: Lankan police question Rajapaksa's wife

Sri Lanka's former first lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa was on Monday grilled by police over alleged corruption in an NGO which she ran during her husband #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Srilanka #Basil Rajapaksa #UPFA #corruption case #Maithripala Sirisena #Sriranthi Rajapaksa #FCID
Maldives plays hardball with Nasheed yet hopes Modi govt soften stand on Male

May 23, 2015

Maldives plays hardball with Nasheed yet hopes Modi govt soften stand on Male

PM Modi has rightly kept away from the Yameen government. He must not allow a small country like Maldives with a GDP of just $2.4 billion (at official exchange rate) to play China card with India. #India #Sri Lanka #Narendra Modi #diplomacy #ConnectTheDots #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Maldives #SAARC #Abdulla Yameen #Mohammad Nasheed #Dunya Maumoon #Ihavandhippolhu Integrated Development
Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader Rajapaksa

Apr 21, 2015

Sri Lankan lawmakers protest bribery summons for ex-leader Rajapaksa

A protest staged by lawmakers backing former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ran into a second day after the country's bribery commission summoned the ex-leader and his brothers to explain their actions while in power. #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #President #Ex leader
Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed trilateral co-operation with India: Sri Lanka

Apr 02, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed trilateral co-operation with India: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka on Wednesday said that Chinese President Xi Jinping has proposed trilateral cooperation with India to address its security concerns. #World #India #China #Sri Lanka #diplomacy #Mahinda Rajapaksa #TheySaidIt #Xi Jinping #Colombo #Sri Lankan President #Chinese president #Maithripala Sirisena
Maithripala Sirisena heads to China to seek 'divorce' after rolling back projects

Mar 23, 2015

Maithripala Sirisena heads to China to seek 'divorce' after rolling back projects

Maithripala Sirisena swept to power in January, ending a decade of rule by Mahinda Rajapakse, whose close alliance with Beijing had irked the island's traditional close ally India. #World #India #China #Sri Lanka #NewsTracker #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Maithripala Sirisena