Stories Tagged 'Mahinda rajapaksa'
Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa amid raucous opposition on Wednesday, throwing the country deeper into crisis.
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Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in as the prime minister on Friday.
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Sri Lanka's August elections have been timed to stop a comeback by war-time president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who remarkably may see his popularity rise in coming months.
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Basil Rajapaksa, the younger brother of Sri Lanka's former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been arrested on corruption charges.
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A Sri Lankan court banned the feared brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa from foreign travel over allegations he used a commercial floating armory as weaponry for a "private army".
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa lost his bid for a third term on Friday, ending a decade of rule that critics say had become increasingly authoritarian.
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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has conceded defeat in his bid for a third term in office, his spokesman said Friday.
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