ARTICLES RELATING TO MAHINDA RAJAPAKSE

Sri Lanka to sell white elephants

2016-10-27 20:31

Sri Lanka says it will reduce its foreign debt by $1bn by selling off former strongman president Mahinda Rajapakse's vanity projects.

Sri Lanka's ex-president faces anti-graft probe

2015-04-20 13:25

Former president Mahinda Rajapakse has been summoned to appear before Sri Lanka’s anti-graft body later this week over bribery allegations, parliament says.

Sri Lanka presidential challenger says victory in sight

2015-01-08 08:08

The main challenger for the Sri Lankan presidency said victory was in sight and promised a new political culture as he cast his vote.

Sri Lanka leader asks Tamils to forget the past

2014-12-18 13:53

Sri Lanka's president asked minority Tamils to 'forget the past' as he campaigned for re-election, vowing not to allow another uprising after decades of ethnic war.

S Lanka frees India fishermen, rejects UN censure

2014-03-28 10:57

Sri Lanka's president has ordered the release of Indian fishermen detained for poaching after New Delhi surprisingly refused to back a US-led censure motion against Colombo at the UN.

 

Sri Lanka ex-leader slams new regime over graft probe

2015-04-22 12:28

Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapakse has accused the new government of pursuing a witch-hunt against his family as he and his brother prepared to be interrogated by anti-corruption investigators.

Narendra Modi to visit Sri Lanka's Tamil heartland

2015-03-11 14:10

Narendra Modi will become the first Indian leader to visit Sri Lanka's war-torn Tamil heartland, sending a powerful message on reconciliation to the new government in Colombo.

Muslim party ditches Sri Lanka president

2014-12-28 13:09

Sri Lanka's main Muslim party has quit the government and pledged support to the opposition in a move seen as the biggest setback yet to President Mahinda Rajapakse's re-election bid.

Deadly riots flare in Sri Lanka resort

2014-06-17 08:33

More deadly violence has flared in a Sri Lankan coastal resort where Buddhist hardliners set shops and homes alight for a second night in defiance of a curfew, police and residents say.

Sri Lanka slams UN rights chief

2014-02-25 09:00

Sri Lanka has accused the UN rights chief of "unwarranted interference" for a probe into allegations that government forces killed thousands of civilians during the Tamil civil war.

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