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Delhi Confidential: The Pilgrim

February 10, 2020 2:47 am

On his India trip, Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is on a pilgrimage after holding bilateral talks with the Indian leadership.

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives in India on five-day visit

February 07, 2020 6:36 pm

After his official engagement in Delhi, Rajapaksa will travel to Varanasi, Sarnath, Bodh Gaya and Tirupati.

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to arrive on Feb 7 on 4-day trip

January 31, 2020 2:58 am

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajpaksa visited India in November which was his first official overseas trip after taking charge of the top office.

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit India from Feb 7-11

January 30, 2020 5:09 pm

This will be Mahinda Rajapaksa's first trip to India since assuming office in November last year.

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit India next month

January 12, 2020 8:57 pm

This will be Mahinda Rajapaksa's first trip to India after assuming office in November last year and the third high-level visit to New Delhi by a member of the new Sri Lankan government headed by the prime minister's brother and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

‘The core of a writer doesn’t change much’

November 24, 2019 7:56 am

British Sri Lankan writer Romesh Gunesekera, 65, on his new novel, his relationship with the English language and the Sri Lanka of his imagination.

Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes Sri Lanka's new prime minister

November 21, 2019 2:01 pm

Rajapaksa, the elder brother of the newly-elected President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, will function as the prime minister of the caretaker cabinet until the general election in August 2020.

Mahinda Rajapaksa appointed Sri Lanka PM after Ranil Wickremesinghe resigns

November 20, 2019 10:39 pm

Despite his government having a majority in the Parliament, Wickremesinghe said he decided to step down in respect of the mandate in the Presidential polls, where Gotabhaya Rajapaksa defeated Wickremesinghe's deputy Sajith Premadasa.

Sri Lanka votes today— On eve of polls, the mood among key minority groups: ‘Promises not kept’

November 16, 2019 10:02 am

According to about a dozen Tamil voters who spoke to The Indian Express on the eve of polling, the situation has changed in the last five years of the Sirisena regime.

Sri lanka goes to polls tomorrow: We stand for everyone, not just the majority, says Basil Rajapaksa

November 15, 2019 7:42 am

On Thursday, in an interview with The Indian Express at his office in Colombo, Basil was going through a red-coloured map on his table that showed the 160 electoral constituencies in the country.


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

November 01, 2018 4:50 pm

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