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From hospital gate to upmarket store, fuel squeeze chokes Colombo

July 18, 2022 7:19 am

On the streets of Colombo, fewer private cars are plying, serpentine queues outside petrol stations are a common sight and most residents have been walking long distances, keeping the little fuel they have for an “emergency”.

The Gota story: from a champion of Sinhala pride to a fugitive leader

July 18, 2022 5:25 pm

Along with Mahinda Rajapaksa, as Gotabaya continued to stoke Sinhala pride, Buddhist extremist group Bodu Bala Sena got a free hand to unleash violence against Muslims.

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.

For a better South Asian neighbourhood

May 17, 2022 12:58 pm

C Raja Mohan writes: Ukraine conflict, developments in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Pakistan underline need to reframe regional ties, work with the logic of geography in Subcontinent

The hand of the Rajapaksas

July 10, 2022 6:58 am

They were the most powerful political clan in Sri Lanka until the recent crisis spun out of control leading to Mahinda Rajapaksa stepping down as PM and paving the way for Ranil Wickremesinghe. Mahinda has gone. But has he? Nirupama Subramanian traces the arc of Sri Lanka’s complex political history and finds that it could be hard to keep the Rajapaksas down for too long

Sri Lankan court imposes overseas travel ban on former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, 16 others

May 12, 2022 4:00 pm

The Fort Magistrate's Court asked them to surrender their passports to the court due to the investigations taking place on the attacks on the GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama peaceful protest sites.

Lanka's ex-PM Wickremesinghe, with one seat in Parliament, may return to premiership: Reports

May 12, 2022 3:18 pm

The 73-year-old United National Party (UNP) leader held talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday and is expected to meet him again on Thursday, the Colombo Page newspaper reported.

Sri Lanka crisis: Opposition split over new PM's face

May 12, 2022 11:50 am

Sri Lanka has been without a government since Monday when prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned after violence erupted following an attack on the anti-government protesters by his supporters.

Sri Lanka crisis top developments: President to appoint new PM this week; Central Bank guv threatens to quit

May 12, 2022 9:50 am

Following similar directions to the Sri Lankan armed forces, the police said they have been given orders to shoot if lives are threatened and to prevent looting and damage to public property.

'Lanka's ex-PM and once strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa being protected at Trincomalee naval base'

May 11, 2022 6:14 pm

Rajapaksa is facing calls for his arrest from Opposition politicians for inciting violence against peaceful anti-government protesters who were seeking his resignation for mismanaging the country's economy.


Top Frames: Vladimir Putin's sea adventure, Rajapaksa's election loss

August 22, 2015 8:00 am

Vladimir Putin submerging into the waters of the Black Sea; Ranil Wickremesinghe to be sworn in as Sri Lanka's new prime minister in Colombo.

Sri Lanka election result: Mahinda Rajapaksa loses polls

January 09, 2015 2:55 pm

Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to oppostion candidate Maithripala Sirisena in the Sri Lanka presidential elections.

Nawaz Sharif, Mahinda Rajapaksa, Hamid Karzai in India for Narendra Modi's swearing-in

May 26, 2014 2:09 pm

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrived in India for the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi.


Why there is a political storm in Sri Lanka

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

Over one weekend, there was a sudden change in the leadership in Sri Lanka. Here's what happened and how.