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Gotabaya Rajapaksa


Explained: The troubled history of the Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil

February 05, 2020 9:35 am

The previous Maithripala Sirisena government would sing the anthem in both Sinhala and Tamil, to boost ethnic harmony in the country. On February 4, the Gotabaya Rajapaksa regime changed the practice.

Thousands of war missing persons 'dead': Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa

January 21, 2020 3:18 pm

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that after the necessary investigations are completed steps would be taken to issue death certificates to these missing persons, the Colombo Gazette reported.

View From The Neighbourhood: Jingoism and talks

January 20, 2020 12:20 am

At the centre of these “core issues” are New Delhi’s actions on the constitutional status of Kashmir as well as the clampdown on communications, politics and alleged human rights violations in the state.

Don’t stop the music

January 14, 2020 10:42 am

Gotabaya government panders to majoritarian galleries, takes a misstep on the national anthem issue

A time to rebuild

December 02, 2019 4:41 am

As Delhi and Colombo renew ties, they must proceed with wisdom, resist being pushed back to square one.

Delhi confidential: Catching Up

December 02, 2019 1:31 am

The Sri Lankan President, who had served as Defence Secretary during his brother and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa’s presidency between 2005 and 2015, said that they reminisced their days together.

View From The Neighbourhood: A new accord

December 02, 2019 5:13 am

The November 29 editorial in The Daily Mirror seems to place great stock in Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajapaksa’s personalities, and their effect on bilateral ties.

Won’t allow third country affect our ties: Gotabaya on India’s China worry

November 30, 2019 7:30 am

This is Gotabaya’s first overseas visit after he took charge of the country as President less than two weeks ago. He invited Modi to visit Sri Lanka as the first head of government after he assumed office.

India offers $400 million credit line to Sri Lanka for infra, economy

November 29, 2019 3:05 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in New Delhi on Friday and has extended a $400 million line of credit to the country to help strengthen its infrastructure and economy.

Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives, to meet PM Modi today

November 29, 2019 7:12 am

Rajapaksa, brother of Sri Lankan Prime Minister and ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa, said that he was looking forward to strengthening bilateral relations with Modi and the Indian government.


Sri Lanka celebrates Gotabaya Rajapaksa's presidential election win

November 18, 2019 10:59 am

Gotabaya’s win marks the return to the helm of the powerful Rajapaksa family — known for its pro-China tilt — amid turmoil in the country following the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed 269 people.

Seven months after Easter Sunday bombings, Sri Lanka elects a new president

November 17, 2019 8:45 am

Sri Lanka Presidential Elections 2019: The elections come seven months after the deadly Easter Sunday bombings left more than 250 people dead in the country.