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Basil Rajapaksa


Sri Lanka's ex-finance minister Basil Rajapaksa resigns from Parliament

June 09, 2022 7:24 pm

With the Rajapaksas coming under intense public pressure for their mishandling of the economic crisis, Mahinda Rajapaksa, the prime minister and elder brother of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, had to resign last month.

Meet the man who has the most unenviable job in Sri Lanka: Ali Sabry, Finance Minister

April 17, 2022 4:20 pm

He replaced Basil Rajapaksa who resigned earlier this month along with the rest of the cabinet — this was a move by Basil's brothers, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, to appoint fresh faces in the hope of placating the angry people on the streets.

Jaishankar, Rajapaksa discuss energy projects, credit lines

January 16, 2022 10:06 am

The meeting, which the Ministry of External Affairs described as “detailed”, took place on the heels of significant developments between the two countries.

To win the peace

April 25, 2015 12:37 am

Post-conflict Sri Lanka needs to start talking of demilitarisation

Complaints against Mahinda Rajapaksa's brothers, police probe launched

January 18, 2015 4:08 pm

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

Notwithstanding Indian concerns,Sri Lanka may go ahead with dilution of 13th amendment

July 07, 2013 3:14 pm

Salman Khurshid had conveyed India's concerns on the 13th amendment to Basil Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka to continue to train its military personnel in India

October 03, 2012 11:48 am

A powerful minister has said that Lanka look at India in a much bigger way than China.

The Colombo consensus

July 12, 2010 2:57 am

Hitching up his clean white sarong,Basil Rajapaksa mounts a gleaming new motorcycle and has a breezy spin outside the office of his brother Mahinda,Sri Lanka’s president....