Tuesday, Dec 06, 2022



Rights group seeks arrest of former Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa in Singapore

July 24, 2022 5:24 pm

Rajapaksa submitted his resignation in Singapore, a day after fleeing on July 13. Anti-government protesters had stormed the offices and official residences of the president and the prime minister.

Pandora papers: Sri Lankan power couple piled up luxury homes, artworks and cash offshore as ruling family rose and rose

October 05, 2021 3:58 pm

As of 2017, Nirupama Rajapaksa and Thirukumar Nadesan’s offshore holdings, which haven’t previously been made public, had a value of about $18 million, according to an ICIJ analysis of a Nadesan trust’s financial statements.

Lanka President Rajapaksa leaves for India on first overseas visit

November 28, 2019 4:22 pm

On November 19, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Colombo on an unannounced two-day visit. He became the first foreign dignitary to call on President Rajapaksa.

After hiatus, Rajapaksa brothers set to dominate Sri Lanka again

November 12, 2019 12:37 pm

The Rajapaksas are back at the centre of Sri Lanka's deeply divisive politics and it is stoking fear.

Sri Lanka: Rajapaksa's son arrested for money laundering; ex-president alleges 'revenge'

January 31, 2016 10:05 am

Yoshitha Rajapaksa, a navy lieutenant was arrested by the police's Financial Crimes Division (FCID) over his involvement in the management of a private television company, a navy spokesman said.

Lankan President to visit India on his first foreign trip

January 10, 2015 10:09 pm

Modi invited Maithripala Sirisena to Delhi at his earliest convenience, Senaratne said.

How Rajapaksa lost the Muslim vote

January 10, 2015 2:41 am

Sri Lanka has a population of roughly 2 million Muslims of whom about 1.4 million are registered voters.

Union Minister Venkiah Naidu asks new Lankan govt to 'implement 13th amendment'

January 09, 2015 12:56 pm

In the Sri Lanka polls, Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat to opposition candidate Sirisena.

Salman Khan campaigns in Sri Lanka, Vaiko calls him a 'betrayer'

December 30, 2014 12:58 pm

Hitting out at Bollywood actor Salman Khan for allegedly campaigning for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, MDMK chief Vaiko today dubbed him as a 'betrayer.'

Tamil film to release today under police cover

October 22, 2014 1:37 am

The movie is jointly produced by Subhaskaran’s Lyca Productions and Ayngaran International.