Mahinda Rajapaksa

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Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa asks minority Tamils to ‘forget the past’

Sri Lankan troops allegedly killed about 40,000 Tamil civilians in the final months of fighting against LTTE in 2009.

At stake in Colombo

These elections will be the test for a reforms agenda that seeks to revoke the ‘executive presidency’.


Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa calls for snap polls; seeks unprecedented third six-year term

His proclamation to seek re-election was issued at an auspicious hour, presidential officials said.


Sri Lanka releases five Indian fishermen on death row after Rajapaksa pardon

The angry protestors had burnt effigies of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, condemning the death penalty.


Bringing back five fishermen from Sri Lanka ‘high priority': Centre

Five Indian fishermen hailing from Tamil Nadu were sentenced to death by the Colombo HC for alleged drug trafficking.


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.