PM Rajapaksa will be the hardest-hit by the amendment, while his brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa will gain full legal immunity as President
13 Sep 2020 1:08 PM
The Cabinet members took oaths in the presence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and his elder brother Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa
12 Aug 2020 4:02 PM
Rajapaksa is highly popular among the ethnic majority Sinhalese for ending the country’s 25-year civil war against Tamil rebels in 2009
09 Aug 2020 10:51 AM
The powerful clan has held sway over the island nation's politics for decades, as well as having a major influence in key state institutions
07 Aug 2020 2:27 PM
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be sworn in the same position by his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa
07 Aug 2020 9:56 AM
The Tibet Autonomous Region’s more than 40 ethnic minorities account for 95 per cent of its population.
11 Feb 2020 1:45 AM
His saying that he would talk to elected Tamil representatives may be a ruse to dodge the real issue.
11 Feb 2020 1:38 AM
Lanka PM Rajapaksa omits any mention of this in his statement.
09 Feb 2020 2:33 AM
Inspector Nishantha Silva has sought asylum in Switzerland, according to media reports.
26 Nov 2019 2:06 PM
In the new President, Gotabhaya Nandasena Rajapaksa, Sri Lanka and its international interlocutors have a mixture of both.
24 Nov 2019 8:44 AM
Prudent diplomacy would allow the Family to prove sincerity vis-à-vis those assurances of peace and development.
24 Nov 2019 8:39 AM
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former President Maithripala Sirisena and other political leaders were present on the occasion.
22 Nov 2019 1:46 AM
Ranil Wickremesinghe stepped down as prime minister earlier Thursday to clear the way for the president to form his government.
21 Nov 2019 2:16 PM
Leaders of the parties that backed Gotabaya during the presidential polls will be given preference in the Cabinet.
21 Nov 2019 10:32 AM
New Delhi hopes to stave off any renewed pronounced pro-China tilt now by Colombo through a policy of active engagement with Sri Lanka.
21 Nov 2019 1:27 AM
Mahinda, the current main opposition leader, will assume duties soon after incumbent Wickremesinghe steps down formally on Thursday.
20 Nov 2019 7:38 PM
India, partner or adversary, lies in the hands of the new strongman in Sri Lanka.
19 Nov 2019 12:03 AM
For Sri Lanka, India is the closest neighbour and their influence is very much felt here, says Mahinda Rajapaksa.
11 Aug 2019 2:49 AM
Modi’s sharp new foreign policy team haven’t let the grass grow under their feet in bringing Sri Lanka into play either.
11 Jun 2019 1:34 AM
China was there to help make it all happen and then Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa was glad to accept.
22 Feb 2019 12:45 AM