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Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajapaksa sacks brother and Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa
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Sri Lanka's president Gotabaya Rajapaksa sacks brother and Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa

Basil was scheduled to leave for the US to meet with the International Monetary Fund for a possible bailout package to get over the unprecedented economic crisis

Sri Lanka: How interim government may be the best way out for stability, continuity and fiscal management
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Sri Lanka: How interim government may be the best way out for stability, continuity and fiscal management

Egged on by the public mood and aided by possible ministerial inputs from the grassroots, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to recast his ministry but without changing Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan finance minister meets PM Modi, thanks him for financial assistance
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Sri Lankan finance minister meets PM Modi, thanks him for financial assistance

Finance Minister Rajapaksa noted the deepening of people-to-people relations between both countries, including in the cultural sphere

Why India and Sri Lanka need to take a closer look at fishing issue, again
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Why India and Sri Lanka need to take a closer look at fishing issue, again

Given the complicated approach by the Sri Lankan government, the fishermen’s issue can grow beyond being just a livelihood issue, threatening the already strained bilateral relations

Colombo sends financial SOS to Delhi, but India wants Lanka to first walk the talk on China
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Colombo sends financial SOS to Delhi, but India wants Lanka to first walk the talk on China

Sri Lanka seeks urgent help from India as its net foreign exchange reserves plunge to an all-time low of $1.2 billion, barely enough to pay for a month’s imports.

Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla holds 'productive discussion' with Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
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Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla holds 'productive discussion' with Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Shringla, who arrived in Sri Lanka on Saturday on a four-day visit, is also expected to meet President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and review the bilateral ties between India and the island nation.

Sri Lankan govt tables 20th Constitution Amendment Bill that proposes complete presidential immunity
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Sri Lankan govt tables 20th Constitution Amendment Bill that proposes complete presidential immunity

The government on 2 September gazetted 20A, which would prevent the Supreme Court even considering whether an act by the president amounts to a violation of the Constitution

Mahinda Rajapaksa take oath as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, cements family's hold on power
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Mahinda Rajapaksa take oath as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister, cements family's hold on power

The SLPP, led by Mahinda and his brother Gotabaya, registered a landslide victory in the 5 August general election, securing two-thirds majority in Parliament

Sri Lanka parliamentary election: Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win, show early results
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Sri Lanka parliamentary election: Rajapaksa clan heading for landslide win, show early results

Mahinda Rajapaksa's SLPP is expected to win control of the 225-member Assembly by a comfortable margin, according to analysts.

Corruption case: Lankan police question Rajapaksa's wife
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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

Tamil National Alliance win in SL poll: India must seize the opportunity
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Tamil National Alliance win in SL poll: India must seize the opportunity

If New Delhi is serious about the Tamils in Sri Lanka, it has to find ways to work directly with the NPC and rebuild the battered lives of the people of the North.

65 Indian fishermen arrested for crossing maritime border in Sri Lanka
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65 Indian fishermen arrested for crossing maritime border in Sri Lanka

Sixty-five Indian fishermen in nine trawlers have been detained by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly violating the international maritime border.