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Mahinda Rajapaksa

  • Message from Sri Lanka May Day rallies Read more >

    Message from Sri Lanka May Day rallies

    Image form Sri Lanka president’s media division shows the symbol of hammer and sickle as back ground to his may day message.  Meera Srinivasan.  One would have thought that political parties here would use this year’s May Day platform to reach out to agitating contractual workers or government doctors. But Tuesday’s rallies turned out be almost […]

  • Rajapakshe, BBS and ethnic harmony Read more >

    Rajapakshe, BBS and ethnic harmony

    Image: Mahinda Rajapaksa courtesy of FCA, Sri Lanka. by Hilmi Ahamed. Justice and Buddha Sasana Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe is seen as a blatant liar by the Muslim community. He has become Yahapalanaya’s unofficial patron of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and its controversial leader Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero. He has elevated this thuggish prelate (who […]

  • Sri Lanka: Man on a mission to topple Govt. in 2017 Read more >

    Sri Lanka: Man on a mission to topple Govt. in 2017

    Image: Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses foreign media at a press event in Colombo yesterday – AFP. By Dharisha Bastians. Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday vowed to make it his mission to topple the National Unity Government and regain power in 2017, nearly two years after he was ousted in a shocking election […]

  • Indian Envoy Takes on Sri Lankan Opposition Over Economy Pact Read more >

    Indian Envoy Takes on Sri Lankan Opposition Over Economy Pact

    Indian High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha (left) said he was “surprised” to come across criticism of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa (right) as it was the latter’s government that negotiated with India an earlier trade agreement. File photo: Special Arrangement Indian High Commissioner Y.K. Sinha (left) said he was “surprised” to come across criticism of ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa […]

  • Sri Lanka: SLFP Split, a Well Laid Plan?

    The die is cast, finally. After months of speculation and dilly dallying, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa now appears to have embarked on a course of action he has not undertaken in a political career spanning almost fifty years: separate himself from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). Rajapaksa’s decision last week to open an office […]

  • Rajapaksa Drawing Two Salaries as MP and Ex-Prez Read more >

    Rajapaksa Drawing Two Salaries as MP and Ex-Prez

    Finance Minister Karunanayake yesterday took a swipe at former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa, saying he was drawing two salaries. Speaking during the second reading of the budget, Karunanayake said Rajapaksa had drawn both his MP salary and his full pension benefits as the former President since he won a seat in the […]

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