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Let them speak

The new government in Colombo promises to devolve political power to Tamils. It may help start a conversation.

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Police raids Mahinda Rajapaksa’s country home in Sri Lanka

Police were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank.

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Hardline Lanka Buddhists to launch party, say inspired by BJP, RSS

“We wish we had a leader like Narendra Modi,” says chief executive of Bodu Bala Sena (BBS).

Colombo calling

Sirisena administration has reached out, New Delhi must reciprocate.

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Complaints against Mahinda Rajapaksa’s brothers, police probe launched

Rajapaksa’s defeat in the presidential election has seen his family being reported to the police and to an anti-graft commission.

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Indian spy’s role alleged in former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s election defeat: Reports

An Indian foreign ministry spokesman denied any expulsion and said that transfers were routine decisions.

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The Big Picture: Sri Lanka’s Forever War

As a new president takes over in the island country, the Tamils in the north hope things will change.

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Chinese Takeaway: Regime Change

The exit of Rajapaksa is a diplomatic problem in the near term for Beijing.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa agrees to step down as Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s boss

Sirisena went on to topple Rajapaksa and end his decade-long rule in the January 8 polls.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa denies post-election coup bid

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said the government will order an official investigation as a priority.

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Colombo collective

Rajapaksa was defeated by the most broadbased coalition to date in Sri Lanka

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Colombo powershift is Delhi opportunity

Rajapaksa’s active support to the Chinese proposal on the Maritime Silk Road has magnified New Delhi’s concerns about Colombo’s embrace of Beijing.

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Rising tide of anger sinks Rajapaksa’s chances

Rajapaksa’s family-centric rule was another major reason for people to turn their backs to him.

A new Sri Lanka

The country’s new president must undo the troubling Rajapaksa legacy, especially vis-a-vis minorities.

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Sri Lanka election result: Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena

With final result yet to be declared, Sirisena is expected to be declared winner by around 4,00,000 votes.