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Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take oath as Sri Lanka's 7th executive president in Anuradhapura today
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Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take oath as Sri Lanka's 7th executive president in Anuradhapura today

Sri Lanka's controversial wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa will take oath as the seventh executive president of Sri Lanka on Monday at the Ruwanweli Seya precincts in the ancient north-central town of Anuradhapura

Gotabaya Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka's presidential polls: Controversial 'war hero' played central role in ending LTTE conflict
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka's presidential polls: Controversial 'war hero' played central role in ending LTTE conflict

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the man who ruthlessly ended Sri Lanka's nearly 30-year civil war with the LTTE, is both a controversial and a respected figure in the island nation where he is considered a 'war hero' by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority

Sri Lanka Elections: Ex-defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be elected as new President after winning with 48.2% of vote share
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Sri Lanka Elections: Ex-defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa to be elected as new President after winning with 48.2% of vote share

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been elected president, his spokesman said Sunday following a fiercely fought election seven months after Islamist attacks killed 269 people

Sri Lankan presidential elections: Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa  takes early lead in polls with 52.87% votes, housing minister trails with 39.67%
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Sri Lankan presidential elections: Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa takes early lead in polls with 52.87% votes, housing minister trails with 39.67%

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa took an early lead Sunday in a fiercely fought presidential election conducted under high security seven months after deadly Islamist attacks

Sri Lanka presidential election sees 80 percent turnout amid multiple poll violations; convoy of Muslim voters in northwest attacked
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Sri Lanka presidential election sees 80 percent turnout amid multiple poll violations; convoy of Muslim voters in northwest attacked

The Sri Lanka election on Saturday took place nearly seven months after homegrown radicals pledging loyalty to the Islamic State terror group detonated suicide bombs at three churches and three posh hotels, killing 269 people, seriously hitting the tourism industry, one of the main forex earning sectors of the country

Sri Lanka presidential front-runner Gotabaya Rajapaksa's advisor claims candidate would 'restore relations' with China if he wins
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Sri Lanka presidential front-runner Gotabaya Rajapaksa's advisor claims candidate would 'restore relations' with China if he wins

Sri Lanka’s leading presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, would “restore relations” with the country’s top lender China if he wins the 16 November vote, his adviser said on Thursday

Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief
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Shavendra Silva, accused of human rights abuses during Sri Lanka's war against LTTE, becomes army chief

Silva, who will take charge as incumbent Army chief Lt Gen Mahesh Senanayake's service was not extended, has however denied the allegations of violating international human rights laws, including shelling a hospital.

NIA conducts raids in Tamil Nadu over suspected links between Indian citizens, perpetrators of Sri Lanka attacks
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NIA conducts raids in Tamil Nadu over suspected links between Indian citizens, perpetrators of Sri Lanka attacks

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) Wednesday carried out searches at various places, following reports that some people are in touch with those involved in the Easter day church blasts in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's intel failure result of political rivalry between PM, president; ‘lack of communication’ between leaders aided Easter Sunday blasts
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Sri Lanka's intel failure result of political rivalry between PM, president; ‘lack of communication’ between leaders aided Easter Sunday blasts

Government dysfunction and an intelligence failure that preceded the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka are traced to simmering divisions between the president and prime minister after a weeks-long political crisis that crippled the country last year.

Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign; Ranil Wickremesinghe's supporters hopeful for reinstatement in office
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Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign; Ranil Wickremesinghe's supporters hopeful for reinstatement in office

Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign on Saturday, the disputed Sri Lankan prime minister's son announced on Friday, signalling an end to the nearly two-month power tussle in the island nation after two crucial Supreme Court decisions made the embattled former strongman's efforts to cling to premiership untenable.

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena accuses PM Ranil Wickremesinghe of shielding Rajapaksa
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Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena accuses PM Ranil Wickremesinghe of shielding Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena accuses PM Ranil Wickremesinghe of shielding Mahinda Rajapaksa, his family and supporters in corruption cases.

Sri Lanka unrest: Three retired judges to probe anti-Muslim riots in Kandy, announces President Maithripala Sirisena
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Sri Lanka unrest: Three retired judges to probe anti-Muslim riots in Kandy, announces President Maithripala Sirisena

An investigation into anti-Muslim riots that spread in central Sri Lanka prompting the authorities to declare a nationwide state of emergency was announced by Sirisena

Sri Lanka communal clashes: 81 suspects arrested after fresh anti-Muslim violence erupts in Kandy
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Sri Lanka communal clashes: 81 suspects arrested after fresh anti-Muslim violence erupts in Kandy

The communal violence between majority Sinhala Buddhists and minority Muslims in the Indian Ocean island nation has not subsided despite a state of emergency and a heavy deployment of troops in riot-hit Kandy district

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena reshuffles Cabinet amidst political turmoil
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Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena reshuffles Cabinet amidst political turmoil

Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena reshuffled the Cabinet in the backdrop of the ongoing political turmoil. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed as the Minister of Law and Order in the unity government's second Cabinet reshuffle.

Among rising graft cases, Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe says his govt will not tolerate corruption
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Among rising graft cases, Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe says his govt will not tolerate corruption

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Sunday his government will not tolerate corruption and "remove" all those found involved in graft cases.

Tamils in Sri Lanka demand govt to disclose whereabouts of missing relatives
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Tamils in Sri Lanka demand govt to disclose whereabouts of missing relatives

Lankan Tamils has demanded concrete action from President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lanka doctors' strike: Protests called off following talks with President Maithripala Sirisena
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Sri Lanka doctors' strike: Protests called off following talks with President Maithripala Sirisena

Sri Lankan doctors on Saturday called off an island-wide strike following three days of successful talks with President Maithripala Sirisena.

Sri Lanka floods: President Maithripala Sirisena to convene international donor conference
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Sri Lanka floods: President Maithripala Sirisena to convene international donor conference

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said that he will convene an international donor conference to coordinate assistance for rebuilding the island nation's flood-hit areas.

Sri Lanka workers threaten massive strikes against proposed oil deal with India
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Sri Lanka workers threaten massive strikes against proposed oil deal with India

Sri Lanka and India are expected to sign an agreement to jointly invest and develop the Trincomalee Port and establish a petroleum refinery and other industries there.