Mahinda Rajapaksa

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The train’s on track

The government seems to be missing the larger picture in the reconstruction efforts.


$800 mn Indian aid helps resumption of train service in former Sri Lankan war zone

President Mahinda Rajapaksa bought a ticket and boarded the train for the last 43 kilometers (27 miles) of the journey.


Modi catches up with neighbours, follows up on earlier meets

No meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

‘Lanka links’ land two Tamil movies in trouble

Seeman, however, raised objections against Puli Paarvai and demanded deleting three scenes from the movie.

No more Indian fishermen in Lankan jails

Lanka has released 225 Indian fishermen since the Modi government took over.


Sri Lankan Parliament to decide on probe by UN rights panel

Rajapaksa said his government had been penalised by the international community for ending terrorism.

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Social media diplomacy: Rajapaksa makes Modi’s swearing-in pic his cover image

The photograph remained the cover picture of Rajapaksa’s Facebook profile for a week.


Rajapaksa briefs Modi on Lanka’s reconciliation process

During the meeting both sides tried to understand the common challenges and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in key areas.


Vaiko detained for protesting against Rajapaksa’s visit

Vaiko, along with his supporters, was taken into custody for defying prohibitory orders.


Vaiko holds demonstration againt Rajapaksa

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and DMK President M Karunanidhi have also opposed the invite to Rajapaksa.


Rajapaksa, Ramgoolam arrive for Narendra Modi’s swearing-in

This is the first time that the heads of state and government of SAARC nations have been invited to attend the PM swearing-in.


Pakistan frees Indian fishermen, Sri Lanka set to follow suit

Pakistan released 59 Indian fishermen from Malir jail in Karachi and 92 from Nara jail in Hyderabad in Sindh province.


Ahead of Modi’s swearing-in, Rajapaksa orders release of all Indian fishermen

This is the second instance when Sri Lanka is releasing Indian fishermen arrested by SL Navy for poaching.


BJP ally MDMK to hold protest against Rajapkasa in Delhi

BJP ally MDMK on Saturday announced a black flag demonstration against the head of the island republic in Delhi on May 26.

Ignore protests against invite: BJP’s TN in-charge

Alliance partner MDMK’s chief Vaiko Friday met BJP president Rajnath Singh to register his protest against Rajapaksa’s participation in the ceremony.