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Gotabaya Rajapaksa


Explained: Why Rajapaksa clan is likely to win the Sri Lanka parliamentary polls

August 06, 2020 10:03 am

The election brings an end to constitutional uncertainties since President Gotabaya dissolved the parliament after his poll victory last year so as to let Mahinda become Prime Minister despite the SLPP not commanding a majority.   

Sri Lanka’s parliamentary elections will hold lessons for India's Election Commission ahead of Bihar polls

August 03, 2020 9:18 am

So far, South Korea has been the template. Sri Lanka may provide some more insights.

Modi talks Covid with Mauritius PM, Lankan President

May 24, 2020 8:14 am

“Had an excellent talk with President @GotabayaR. Sri Lanka is fighting COVID-19 effectively under his leadership. India will continue to support our close maritime neighbour in dealing with the pandemic and its economic impact,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

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.


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.