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President Mahinda Rajapaksa

Percy Mahendra Mahinda Rajapaksa (born 18 November 1945) is the 6th President of Sri Lanka and Commander in Chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces.

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War was ended to achieve reconciliation; Former President: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa ...
DM: MR visits Abeygunawardena in hospital: Former president and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa today paid a visit to MP...
Mahinda Rajapaksa-- called early elections at the advice of his astrologer. Lost the election
Govt. slinging mud at opponents to cover up political bankruptcy: MR: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yest...
Derana: I will cut my throat if they find evidence I stole even $1 - MR: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa a...
On this day in 2009 Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would have thought he and his family could own Sri Lanka forever.
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Rajapaksa Leaves For Uganda: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Uganda early this morning...
Ex -President Mahinda Rajapaksa challenges the present govt and asks to quit.
Even if Mahinda Rajapaksa is not a Powerful President His Loyalist MP’s in Opposition are Passionately Defending Him.
Withdrawal of Army from Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Detail.
'Tourture Him' Android App which insulted Ex President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been Removed by Google after huge campaign…
MR to visit Uganda as special guest!: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to attend the re-i...
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Uganda for President Musevani's 5th term swearing in ceremony https:/…
Joint Opposition to hold a huge Rally on March 17 at Hyde Park Colombo, with the presence of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
People rising against the government cannot be stopped – says Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa
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CID with a court warrant searching a land belonging to a security officer of the Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Weerake…
A New Political Party under the Leadership of Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to be set-up within next two weeks-DM
President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The decision had been taken at a meeting of the SLFP local government members in Negombo
Christmas is a time to show compassion to poor- Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa : Using term poor to mean that there are more poor now
A controversial deal between the brother of Sri Lanka’s Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and a maritime...
SLFP MPs have been advised not to attend events where he also participates, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who should be tried at for the genocidal war against Eelam...
Can any one find Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in this Photo???
President Mahinda Rajapaksa the Wonder of Asia and true son of SriLanka
PRECIFAC Summons Rajapaksa Again: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was summoned to the Presidenti...
Did not consider appointing foreign experts as judges, says former SL President Mahinda Rajapaksa -
Derana: Mahinda arrives at Special Prez Commission: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the Special ...
Voters in Sri Lanka go to the polls, with Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa hoping to return to office as prime minister.
only because of our Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa we are having fearless lives. Bloody terrorism took our loved ones away
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat in parliamentary elections on Monday night,
Former Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat in new elections then reverses
“I will support good policies and oppose bad things,” Rajapaksa said
Sri Lanka election: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa suffers narrow defeat in his bid to become PM
rejected former President Mahinda bid to become the next in...
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa please come back to Parliament. You can be a opecition leader.
Sri Lanka PM claims victory over ex-president in polls: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's attempt to stage ...
concedes defeat, to return as PM. Vanquished Sri Lankan president Mahinda...
Fine to say no Rajapaksa as PM for his "blatant racism". Now how about his deadly war crimes?
Why Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa failed to make a comeback: After being toppled as president, Mahinda Rajapaksa wante...
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's attempt to stage a comeback in parliamentary elections…
Great and wish you all the best President Mahinda Rajapaksa...! A true patriotic who was defeated by a...
Breaking News: Fmr. President Mahinda Rajapaksa signs the nomination papers to contest the election from UPFA .
Breaking News: Fmr. President Mahinda Rajapaksa will contest from the Kurunegala district under the UPFA (2/2).
Interesting to hear frmr President Mahinda Rajapaksa speaking of government's 'Gestapo' type police. Reminds me of the previous regime.
MP Dullas Alahapperuma is to launch newspaper to make Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa the Prime Minister
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Thank You Sir. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa & former Secretary to Ministry of Defence and Urban...
Ex. President Mahinda Rajapaksa would definitely contest the upcoming general elections as a PM candidate said his spokesman Rohan Weliwita
MR will definitely contest: Spokesman: While claiming that Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa w...
Namal to quit politics: Responding to allegations leveled against Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his f...
President Maithripala Sirisena Demonstrates that “he is the boss now”at meeting with Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa never considered the Baseline Road traffic when Airport Expressway planned
President Mahinda Rajapaksa even cancelled the Baseline Road extension from Pamankada to Attidiya to get SL Tamil & Muslim votes
Thousands of Ordinary People Flock to Tangalle Every week to pay their Respects to Ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Mr Kerry, it was President Mahinda Rajapaksa who concluded the war and brought about peace. via
Letter to the people of by Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. English: Sinhala: http:…
Central Committee of the SLFP have reaffirmed Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as the SLFP President during the...
Colombo, Jan 9 : Sri Lankan voters today delivered a stunning defeat to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the hero of the military war over the LTTE, opting for his former colleague Maithripala Sirisena to end a 10-year rule that was marked by allegations of f
Current Affairs of 9 January 2015 1. Sri Lanka election: Rajapaksa concedes defeat Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat, said his official media unit on Friday, following clear signs of his opponent Maithripala Sirisena’s victory in the presidential elections. Mr. Sirisena polled 51.28 per cent of total votes, while Mr. Rajapaksa secured 47.58 per cent of the total votes polled. Following what may be Sri Lanka’s watershed election, Mr. Rajapaksa vacated Temple Trees, his official residence in Colombo’s sea-facing Galle Road early Friday. He assured Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe of a smooth transition in an early morning meeting at the President’s home. “President had talks with the main opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and conveyed his wish to let the new President take over without any hindrance”, a statement from Mr. Rajapaksa’s office said. 2. India to provide 60 million dollar LoC to Guyana for road infrastructure project Union Government will provide ...
People speak “President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves off residence 'to respect verdict of people.'
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves official residence 'in order to respect the verdict of the people.'
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa left Temple Trees, after discussion with the opposition leader this morning assuring smooth transfer of power, Presidential Media Division said.
Unthinkable just few weeks ago. President Mahinda Rajapaksa concedes defeat in election. Presided over dark pe…
President Mahinda Rajapaksa today conceded defeat in Sri Lanka's tightest-ever presidential race and left his...
He may have expected to easily secure a third term in office. But now Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa faces a real and unprecedented challenge, after...
This morning brought out the first success of Narendra Modi and Ajit Doval duo's aggressive foreign policy. SriLanka's long time China backed President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat to Maithripala Sirisena . Sirisena was a close aide of Rajapaksha , who was two timing India with China. India backed Sirisena , who deserted Rajapaksa and went ahead to be a contender. Having an India friendly Sirisena in Srilanka is always an advantage for India
6.54 am: Lankan media reports say Rajapaksa has conceded defeat A number of Sri Lankan media outlets are reporting that Mahinda Rajapaksa has accepted defeat and is preparing to leave his official residence, Temple Trees. According to the AdaDerana channel that first reported the news: "Following a brief discussion with Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe and assuring the smooth transfer of power, President Mahinda Rajapaksa left Temple Trees a short while ago. President Rajapaksa had left Temple Trees in this manner respecting the vote of the people, as the results of the 2015 Presidential Election continue to roll out. The President had a brief meeting with the UNP Leader this morning. During the meeting, Rajapaksa has informed Wickramasinghe that he would leave Temple Trees vesting the new President with powers to carry out his official duties." The news has since been confirmed by a number of other media channels.
Pope Francis will visit Sri Lanka & Philippines next week. Blessed Paul VI & St. John Paul II visited both in the past. Pope Francis's visit is to provide comfort to survivors & families of victims of super typhoon Haiyan. The Pope will go to Apostolic Nunciature on his Popemobile, greeting along the way & then to Archbishop's residence to meet Sri Lankan Bishops. He'll give a special gift them an exact replica of a centuries-old document -authorized evangelization of Sri Lanka -Pope Leo XIII. In the afternoon, Pope Francis will visit privately with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the presidential palace & then meet inter-religious leaders. Buddhism is the majority religion -over 70% of the population, Hinduism 12-13% & Islam (10%). Christianity is the minority religion with 7% of the population. A local Buddhist monk will address the Pope during the meeting. Next day, Pope Francis will celebrate the canonization Mass of Blessed Joseph Vaz 1st Sri Lankan saint, made Blessed by St. John Paul II in Colomb .. ...
Sri Lanka needs a Genuine Leader Their every drop of tears will say how much they love President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Think Smart - Vote Smart
UNPs provincial council member (Central Province) Mrs. Chitra Manthilake pleged her support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa today.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa decides to visit the rain wrecked areas and affected people.he's now meeting the affected people in Anuradhapura
Chitra Manthilaka, Central Provincial Councillor of UNP pledges support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the upcoming Presidential polls
President Mahinda Rajapaksa while directing officials to expedite relief for people affected by the inclement weather, called on politicians in extreme weather affected districts to assist the people irrespective of party politics.
Central Province UNP MP Chithra Manthilake visits President Mahinda Rajapaksa and pledges to support
President says country cannot be handed over to traitors: President Mahinda Rajapaksa questions...
Most of sources distinct confirm that President Mahinda Rajapaksa is forefront in the race,,
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa.. you are the best and Powerful Leader of Sri Lanka .
Derana: Bad weather claims 14 lives in Sri Lanka: President Mahinda Rajapaksa today instructed the commanders ...
President orders immediate relief for flood victims: . President Mahinda Rajapaksa today instruc...
He is the best President in the world.Mahinda Rajapaksa is great to conduct such type of programs.
the man in the picture is Arvind Gupta roped in by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, to help with his social media...
Defectors from the cabinet of President Mahinda Rajapaksa have bragged about plotting their…
Photo: President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa lights candle at the president's house to commemorate 2004 tsuna...
Modi's Social Media Expert To Help MR: President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is running for a third ...
The BBS comes out in full support of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, and says they will work towards his victory
President Mahinda Rajapaksa lights a candle at the President's House in remembrance of the victims in the Tsunami catastrophe ten years ago
President Mahinda Rajapaksa's speech at the launching ceremony of the Election Manifesto.
National Congress led by Minister Athaulla pledged support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Presidential election
Common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena today vowed to resist international moves to investigate the Sri Lanka’s human rights record, if he is elected as the President of the country in the election on January 8. Sirisena, who defected last week from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) government, said he would not allow Sri Lankans to be tried overseas for allegations of war crimes. “I will not allow President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa or any member of our armed forces who fought to eradicate LTTE terrorism from our country to be taken before any international war crimes tribunal by the Tamil diaspora,” Sirisena said. “I must say clearly that I will protect them all,” he said at a press conference in Colombo.
H.E President Mahinda Rajapaksa to visit Wesley College today (September 27th, 2012) President of Sri Lanka will be the chief guestfor the "Top Performers ...
ETH DMK chief condemns PM Modi's wishes to Rajapaksa: "Wishing Mahinda Rajapaksa to come back to power would b...
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Moreover Mahinda Rajapaksa has a street named after him in Palestinian territories it seems!
JHU decision announced Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) held a special meeting to announce their decision on supporting the Presidential candidate at the New Town Hall Colombo today. They said that doors are closed for President Mahinda Rajapaksa and are having talks with Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena about their proposals. JHU Chairman Ven. Athuruliya Rathana Thera, General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka, JHU Leader the Ven. Omalpe Sobitha Thera, Western Provincial Counciller Udaya Gammanpila and JHU National organiser Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe participated at the meeting.
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa at least now give me a post as one of your advisers then I have no ambition to become President in future
I said in May 2014 since Sri Lanka sovereignty got breached President Mahinda Rajapaksa is not considered as an Head of State any longer
Maithripala Sirisena said not allow to drag incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa to War Crimes Court: Incumbent has legal immunity
Mordant humor, laced with fine reportage | The Economist on Sri Lanka's President | via
Only a stable government can do good for the country; President: President Mahinda Rajapaksa sa...
Sri Lankan President's popularity is slipping. Hanging out with Morrison is probably destroying his brand
Sri Lanka’s president expected a coronation when he called an early election. But his popularity is slipping
I only brought in Gotabaya says MR - President Mahinda Rajapaksa says it was the people and the Bandaranaike s who...
BBC Sinhala Video - President Mahinda Rajapaksa still ahead in the Presidential race, Dr.Dayan Jayathilake analysing http:/…
THE REAL COMMON CANDIDATE: President Mahinda Rajapaksa continues to win the hearts and minds of Government as...
// In the January poll, President Rajapaksa will stand election as the only incumbent Head of State to have...
A fault in his stars?Astrologer prospects for President unambiguously bright".
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Enemies of the President’s Promse: Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Seven Dwarfs – Bash-...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa met some of the opposition party in Colombo today
Rishard Bathiudeen expected to extend his party's support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the upcoming election
All Ceylon Peoples Congress led by Min.Rishard to support President Mahinda Rajapaksa in upcoming President election. …
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says that he will not leave the SLFP even if President Mahinda Rajapaksa leaves it.
Sri Lanka to release Fishermen after PM talks to President
Deputy Speaker Chandima Weerakkody attends for the Nalanda Walk 2014 with H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other Nalandians.
Up-Country People’s Front also support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the next Presidential Election
President Mahinda meets Policy Planning Officers at the BMICH in Nov. 8, 2014
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be Re-elected Because of the Impression & Impact he has made & has. >DR DAYAN JAYATILEKA
Rohan Wickremasinghe Presidential Elections 2014 : Why Mahinda Rajapaksa is disqualified for any more to be the President
President Rajapaksa says a generation with educational qualifications must be created: President Mah...
Greatest strength of the SLFP is our women: President Rajapaksa: President Mahinda Rajapaksa says th...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa called & wished UNP’s Karu Jayasuriya after news that ha has been nominated as common presidential candidate.
The Alms Giving at Madamulana today with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in memory of my Grandparents.
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no one common in the opposition to challenge the people's president Mahinda Rajapaksa leader who touches the hearts of the common people.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to issue gazette on Presidential polls on the 19th?
Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President of Srilanka can not contest in elections for a third time.The constitution specifies that in clear terms!
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the 2015 national budget proposal has been a dream come true for many people. -TNL
Original news item(s) on Swamy askin for Bharat Ratna to Rajapakshe Lankan press
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa to issue a Gazette on November 19 instructing EC to conduct a Presidential Election
Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa writes to SC seeking its opinion on the constitutional provision for seeking a third term.
Amb of Mr. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn presents credentials to President Mahinda Oct.30
Condolences to President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa: Vladimir Putin sent his condolences to President of S...
DTN Kerala: Rajapaksa seeks court opinion for third term in office: The Sri Lankan President is expected to an...
President Mahinda. Rajapaksa sought Supreme Court's opinion on his eligibility to contest for a record third term in office.
President of Bar Association says submissions have been made to the Supreme Court regarding Mahinda Rajapaksa's contesting a third term
MR requests Opinion of SC over constitution on ThirdTerm: t was reported that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa ...
(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - In a letter to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Committee for Strategic Action and Leader of the Janatha Party Dr. Subramanian Swamy stated that he is expect to arrive in Colombo on the night of November 24th to address on the…
COLOMBO: At least 100 people are feared dead in a devastating landslide triggered by rains that struck the homes of Indian-origin plantation workers in central Sri Lanka, prompting the deployment of the army for rescue operations. Disaster relief officials said some eight dead bodies have been recovered at Haldummulla in the central Badulla district. However, the unofficial figures said the number of bodies recovered was 16. “The number missing is much less than we feared,” Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said. Early reports said that at least 300 people could have been killed in the disaster. The landslide occurred as part of a mountain collapsed on a line of homes of plantation workers of Indian-origin early this morning after torrential rains lashed the area. The government deployed the army to rescue the trapped residents who were believed to have been buried 30 feet deep in the mud. President Mahinda Rajapaksa had also ordered the security forces to deploy their machinery to the a ...
”we have decided not to support Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at any election because of his allegiance with Tamil separatist groups,” he said. Commenting on the European Court of Justice (ECJ) lifting the sanctions placed on the LTTE, the Minister said the decision portrayed how the European Union (EU) was politicised.” JHU to meet President 2014-10-20 18:21:59 The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) today said its resolutions would be discussed with President Mahinda Rajapaksa with the objective of deciding whether to back him at a future Presidential Election. The JHU at its 11th Convention held on Sunday adopted eight resolutions including one to amend the present Constitution and to reduce the number of Cabinet Ministers to 25. Party Assistant Secretary and the Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya Gammanpila said they would field another candidate at a presidential election if the President was not in favour of JHU resolutions. “If the President didn’t agree to our resolutions, we will ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, it is only him who can forward this motherland to new heights, because he is truly the people's President.
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to...
The Bloemendhal “Sirisanda Sevana” new housing scheme was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday...
JHU says they will put forward a common candidate if President Mahinda Rajapaksa does not accept party’s proposals.
MR sets condition to abolish executive. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reiterated a condition in order to...
Issues with Executive Presidency can be taken to court: President: President Mahinda Rajapaksa says ...
Budget 2015, PB's last?. The Budget 2015 which is to be presented by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his capacity...
President 'induces' MPs. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said no one needed to be fearful of a General election...
I hope overconfidence doesn't backfires on President Mahinda Rajapaksa as he is very sure of winning presidential polls.
National Freedom Front pledges its support for President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the next election-President's Media-Info Dept
I will win whatever it takes - President. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has reportedly said that he will definitely...
DM Presidential polls in January: President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have told the leaders of t...
Yal Devi reaches Jaffna after 24 years . President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the Northern Railway Line in...
Yal Devi train arrives in Jaffna after 24 years after which President Mahinda Rajapaksa ceremonially opened the Jaffna.
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Don’t drag the school children into politics-MR: It was said that the President Mahinda Rajapaksa warned the ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa launches services to battle-scarred city of nearly 25...
The presidential election, which has become the talk of many these days, is a worthless subject except for a few say President's Counsel Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne. He says President Mahinda Rajapaksa has no authority to come forward for a third time and it is illegal to do so.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over Sri Lanka's US$ 1million donation to palestine when he met palestine president Mahmoud Abbas
President Mahinda Rajapaksa handed over Sri Lanka's US$ 1 million donation to Palestine when he met Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas in NYC
Burma's Wirathu Thera to attend BBS convention? Ven. Ashin Wirathu Thera of Burma is to be an invitee of the Bodu Bala Sena's "Sangha Council” convention on Sep. 28, 2014, reliable sources say. A letter opposing the visit of the Thera has been forwarded by the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka to the President and the Defence Secretary. Speaking on this regard to 'Sri Lanka Mirror', CEO of the BBS - Dilanthe Withanage said that leaders of several Buddhist organisations in Asia have been invited for the event. Opposing the arrival of Virathu Thera under such a backdrop through such a correspondence is a historical wrongdoing, the BBS CEO says adding that measures would be taken to seek legal redress against this through Buddhist organisations. Speaking further, Withanage added, "There is a close relationship between the Wirathu Thera and the BBS's Gnanasara Thera. A BBS delegation recently visited Myanmar. We oppose torturing Muslims. We have explained our stance on that regard. We are happy that the violence ...
"Ensure no visa is granted to 'Butcher of the Burmese Muslims' Wirathu" SL Muslims request President Mahinda .
President meets Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General: President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is pres...
Country Statement of Sri Lanka by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the UN Climate Summit - " While Sri...
President meets Obama at US reception. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe...
We don’t consider Sri Lanka as outside the OIC: Madani met the President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning in New...
“I will look after the Muslim community like my own brothers,” says President Mahinda .
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady at the Reception Hosted by President Barack Obama & US First Lady
Sri Lanka has also become an unfortunate victim of ill-conceived agendas of some in the Human Rights Council," President Mahinda Rajapaksa
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will now address the General Assembly
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa will address the United Nations General Assembly next...
At 9:00 am on 19 May 2009 President Mahinda Rajapaksa delivered a victory address to the Parliament and declared that
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will address the 69th at around 3.00 A.M. tomorrow in time.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa was on stage with Hilary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton to save the Elephants Initiative.
Back to Top September 23, 2014��11:44 pm President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be joining former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the 2014 annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative to extend Sri Lanka�s support to the Elephant Action Network that works toward preventing elephant poaching…
President to join Hillary Clinton for the Clinton Global Initiative. President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be joining...
Mahinda Rajapaksa Presidential Election Campaign: Fourth Russian President Vladimir Putin to join the campaign in Sri Lanka: Waste of SL Tax
Mahinda Rajapaksa Presidential Election Campaign: Second Chinese President joined the campaign in Sri Lanka
Derana: President to address UN tomorrow in NY: President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to deliver the nation...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa who will attend the 69th Session of the UNGA in NY,will address the assembly on Wednesday
DM MR arrives in New York for UNGA, Climate Summit: President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in New York Cit...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa recently (Sep. 19) assumed the chairmanship of International Conference of Asian...
Derana: President launches website on his engagements at the UN: President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched a specia...
In the election in Uva Province, which was seen as a test of President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s re…
President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for New York a short while ago to attend the United Nations General Assembly later this week
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In a major blow to Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, his ruling coalition's popularity dwindled by an unprecedented 23 per cent - PTI
BJP leaders Muralidhar Rao and Vijay Jolly call on Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa...
Derana: President to leave for New York to address UNGA: President Mahinda Rajapaksa will leave on a five-day ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Chinese President Xi Jinping will ceremonially launch the construction work of Colombo Port City Project, which consists of 2...
Presidential drive increases foreign direct investments The programme launched on the instructions of the President to encourage foreign investments has shown successful results. Direct foreign investments have increased by 72 percent in eight years. Under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, creating history, Sri Lanka has been able to increase foreign direct investments by 72 percent during the past eight years. Sri Lanka has received foreign investments of 9,918 Million dollars from 1978 to 2013. Out of that, an investment of 7,141 Million dollars has taken place from 2006 to 2013. The value of investments in the year 2013 is 1,300 million dollars. The Government hopes to attract 5,000 million dollars as direct investments by the year 2016. It is expected to further increase that amount to 8,000 Million dollars by 2020. This was revealed when the new programme of the Sri Lanka Board of Investment, was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees. The BOI expects an investment of 2 ...
BBS like Extremists Make Muslim Allies Of Sri Lanka Worry – Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka = Extremist organizations have created suspicion among the Muslim countries which have been Sri Lanka’s allies during the recent past, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka says. He has made this observation in an interview with a local newspaper. He has also said that President Mahinda Rajapaksa has had traditional respect from Muslim countries for his role as the long standing leader of Sri Lanka's Palestine Solidarity Committee. But his apparent inability or unwillingness to curb extremist forces is a big error, Dr. Jayatilleka had said. In the opinion of Dr. Jayatilleka the SLFP used to have a considerable support base among Muslims. This has now disappeared, he said. There was a tendency where political parties representing minority communities agreeing upon a common plan of action. Extremist groups are responsible for the prevailing conditions which made these parties to come to such an agreement.
1. Narendra Damodardas Modi was sworn‐in as the 15th Prime Minister of India on 26 May 2014. Along with him, 45‐member Council of Ministers that includes 23 Ministers with Cabinet rank, 10 Ministers of State with independent charges and 12 Ministers of State also took oath of their offices. This is the first time that, 25% of the Cabinet post has been allocated to women. Out of 23 Cabinet post, 6 has been allocated to women. The representative from SAARC nations included 1. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan 2. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala of Nepal 3. Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam of Mauritius 4. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay of Bhutan 5. President Abdulla Yameen of Maldives 6. President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan 7. President Mahinda Rajapaksa of Sri Lanka 8. Speaker of the Bangladesh National Parliament, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury 2. 16th Lok Sabha Election 2014 results were declared on 16 May 2014. The elections were conducted in 543 constituencies across India. In the Elections 2014, th ...
MR calls Indonesian President-elect: . President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned the newly elected Indonesian...
Every ethnic group has identical characteristics.: President Mahinda Rajapaksa said Safeguarding the national ...
MR absent over fear - Tamil protesters. Tamil protesters say that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had skipped the...
Deplorable security by Britain: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has declined an invitation to participate in the C...
President abolishes taxes Financial Institutions: . President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to abolish taxes o...
MR wants world leaders to see SL’s reality: . President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday said he wishes to see more... http:/…
BJP delegation led by met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to remove the taxes announced in Special Gazette 1857/8 for state and...
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Derana: President to abolish taxes on financial institution staff perks: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decid...
Investigate and Regulate Foreign Funded NGOs by S Akurugoda According to a news item appeared in Daily Mirror dated 9th July 2014, under the subject ‘NGO’s to defy Defence Ministry ban‘ J.C. Weliamuna of the Lawyers Collective said the government is misguided in its thinking that NGOs and civil society organisations are enemies and is working for international community. Another so-called human rights activist, Nimalka Fernando , while exposing how she is going to defy the Defence Ministry’s directive, has said she has the democratic right to criticize the unconstitutional manner in which the country is being governed, where the president makes the decisions without so much as consulting the cabinet. The parliament is reduced to a mere rubber stamp. There should not be any question as to the right of the people to criticize the government, yet, let us go through some of the statements of these NGO kingpins made in the past for various issues to see the extent of damage caused to the country, as a ...
Sri Lanka committed to the reconciliation process: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa said his government ...
Badulla District gets Rs. 2,657 m. for development The Economic Development Ministry has allocated Rs.2,657 million for developing the Badulla District in the Uva Province under the House-to-House, Village-to-Village National Economic Development Plan. The Badulla District programme will cover 567 Grama Seva Divisions in 15 Dvisional Secretariat areas of the Badulla, Haputale, Bandarawela, Uva- Paranagama, Welimada, Mahiyanganaya, Passara, Haliela, Viyaluwa Electorates of the district. The beneficiaries will be 811,758 persons of 239,463 families of the Badulla District. The number of Divi Neguma beneficiaries is 59,273. According to Badulla District Secretary Rohana Disanayaka, 1,991 villages will benefit from this programme which is being launched under the direction of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on President Mahinda Rajapaksa's advice. Ministers Nimal Siripala de Silva, Dilan Perera, Laksman Senevirathna, Former Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksha, Parliamentarians Chamika Buddh ...
Dear Ambassa Reference to Ms Julie Bishop's Foreign Minister of Australia offensive resolution aimed at Russian President Vladimir Putin I take exception due to the following reasons and feel it is not humane as all I know is Putin fast s sleep when the incident happened.. Mislead Obama and Abbott have no manners and they are going to pay for their indiscretions. We can’t treat or use others like slaves like Aussies (Whites only policy) and Americans (Black segregation) are used to from early times they are like you and I wouldn’t like to be pushed around like servants. Yes the rebels were behind the missile attack but now it prevails it was an accident. They have their reasons and no way trumped up War Crimes or Crimes against Humanity charges would lead to a conviction given the unhelpful actions of Malaysia pilots unless before a Kangaroo court. How about your friend President Mahinda Rajapaksa alias Houdini who for now has escaped The Hague? In his case he should be in the front of The Hague queu ...
It will take a long time to heal the wounds of war - President Mahinda Rajapaksa
Rajapaksa welcomes new BRICS Bank: President Mahinda Rajapaksa today welcomed the formation of the New Develop...
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A National Nutrition Walk and. an Exhibition was held under the. patronage of President Mahinda. Rajapaksa on...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa inaugurates the National Kite festival In line with social integration week
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Around 3,000 had attend the President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ifthar (break the fasting) which was held in Temple Trees last evening
Int’l experts panel to advise missing persons commission. President Mahinda Rajapaksa today appointed an...
PHOTOS: President Mahinda Rajapaksa hosted the ifthar (break the fasting) for Community today @ Temple Tress
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa has expanded the mandate of the Presidential Commission on missing persons
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa & other VIP's extends good wishes to Festival of Cricket
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The BBS slammed President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying it was ashamed of him and how he deals with Minister Rauff Hakeem ht…
President Mahinda Rajapaksa (of Sri Lanka calls up his Palestine counterpart Mahmoud Abbas to inquire about the situation in
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will host the ifthar (break the fasting) for Muslim Community on Thursday @ Temple Tress
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President Rajapaksa telephoned Palestinian President Abbas and discussed the situation in Gaza
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Meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa. He was in such a rush he forgot to do his tie!
Date: 10. May.2014 1. President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said Sri Lanka is in the process of implementing all demands made by the sponsors of the UNHRC resolution against it except for allowing an international probe into alleged human rights violations during the last phase of the war with the LTTE. - 2. Prime Minister Muhammed Nawaz Sharif will undertake an official visit to Iran from May 11 to 12 on an invitation from President Hassan Rouhani. - 3. Lewis Hamilton put Mercedes on pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix with a fourth successive win and the overall championship lead beckoning. - 4. Sharapova to face Halep in Madrid Open final. - 5. Central Bank of India reported a net loss of Rs.1,263 crore for 2013-14 as compared to a net profit of Rs.1,015 crore in the previous financial year, due to higher provisioning. Provisions for the year jumped 128 per cent to Rs.4,233 crore from Rs.1,853 crore.The bank reported a 4 per cent drop in its net profit for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014, at Rs. ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa orders the release of 82 Indian fishermen who were in Sri Lankan custody.-President's Media
Sri Lanka on Thursday freed 33 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly poaching in the country’s waters, days after President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered their release as a goodwill gesture.
Narendra Modi vows support for Afghanistan Kabul: May 28, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has vowed to lend its all-round support to Afghanistan under the bilateral partnership agreement between the two countries. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai attended Modi's swearing-in ceremony Monday and the two leaders held talks on Tuesday, Afghanistan Times reported. During the meeting, they discussed last week's attack on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Herat, and Modi praised the timely response of Afghan security forces in repelling the terror strike. As foreign troops would leave Afghanistan by the end of this year, Karzai said the country will need support of its neighbours, particularly India, to train and equip Afghan security forces. Besides meeting Modi, Karzai also called on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. Karzai termed India as a good friend of Afghanistan and hoped that Modi would work for further expansion of friendly relations between the two countries. Besides Karzai, Pakistan P ...
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27.05.14 Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi's 1st day in office. 08:40 AM TAKES CHARGE Modi arrives at the PMO in his official BMW. Attired in a light brown waistcoat worn over a beige kurta and white churidaar, he pays tribute to mahatma gandhi, holds meeting with his principal secretary Nripendra Mishra and seniors officers at PMO. 09;05 AM, DESTINY DIPLOMACY Modi leaves for hyderabad House to holds talks with outgoing Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai. With western troops preparing to leave the country soon, both india and pakistan are vying for influence there. Talks centre around india's long term commitment to the country. 09:57 AM, MALDIVIAN MEETING Modi meets president Abdulla Yameen of the Maldives. Both leaders agree that each side would continue to be sensitive to the concerns of the others and not allows their territories to be used by any quarter for any activity inimical to the other. 10:37 AM, REASSURES RAJAPAKSA Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. With ties o ...
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa "the SL team must go to Pak & play. We cant allow terrorists to have control" -_-
Hindraf slams Putrajaya for colluding with war criminal Athi Shankar | May 28, 2014 By deporting three Tamils who were granted refugees status by the UN, Malaysia has violated international human rights laws. GEORGE TOWN: Hindraf accused the federal government of colluding with Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa when it classified three detained refugees as Tamil Tigers and forcibly deported them to Colombo. Hindraf national chairman P Waythamoorthy said the Putrajaya administration should have known that the Colombo regime was prone to branding its Tamil citizens as terrorists. He said that the jury was still out on Sri Lanka for carrying out genocide, war crimes and ethnic cleansing on its Tamil population. He pointed out that Mahinda Rajapaksa had been lambasted worldwide as a mass murderer and a war criminal. “Malaysia should not have submitted to Colombo’s propaganda that portrays Tamils as terrorists. “Mahinda Rajapaksa’s military regime had committed crimes against humanity, such as geno ...
GJM chief Bimal Gurung joins Narendra Modi's dinner, PM swearing-in ceremony Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung and four other top party members were today invited to the swearing-in ceremony of prime minister designate Narendra Modi and to a private dinner later in the evening hosted by the President. Speaking over phone from Delhi where the GJM leaders are camped since the past few days, party assistant secretary Binay Tamang said, “Yes, we have been invited to attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony as the 15th prime minister of the country at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and we are on our way.” It is learnt that the GJM president has been allotted a VVIP pass and will be sitting alongside NDA alliance members including Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa among several other visiting heads of states. The remaining four GJM leaders, party general secretary Roshan Giri and central committee leaders Jyoti Kumar Rai and Swaraj Thapa along wi ...
President of Sri Lanka His Excellency Mahinda Rajapaksa holds discussions with Huawei Chairwoman Ms. Sun Yafang by -
New Delhi: Suddenly everyone wants to do business with new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said here on Monday he had an edge because both the leaders had a reputation of embracing business-friendly policies. “I am here to turn a new page in India-Pakistan relations,” Mr Sharif told the Hindustan Times ahead of his globally watched handshake with Mr Modi, the first foreign leader to do so after the Indian leader was sworn-in in a magnificent ceremony at the British-built Presidential Palace. The two will hold a bilateral meeting on Tuesday. “We (India and Pakistan) have a historic moment to open a new chapter. The new government under Mr Modi has a strong mandate and I look forward to picking up the relationship from where I and (A.B.) Vajpayee left it in 1999,” Mr Sharif said. On his first official trip to India as prime minster (he last came for Rajiv Gandhi’s funeral), Mr Sharif looked set to drive an agenda of “trade and economics” at his ...
Ironically while Prime Minister Narendra Modi pushed Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hard, asking him to devolve wide powers and give special status to the country’s Tamil-majority northern region and implement ‘Thirteenth Amendment of Sri Lankan Constitution (an equivalent of Article 370 of Indian Constitution), back home his junior minister called for abrogation of Article 370 guaranteeing special status for Jammu and Kashmir.
Yesterday Alia Bhatt first time saw our president and she has remembered his full name this time ,Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Transcript of Briefing by Foreign Secretary(May 27, 2014) May 27, 2014 Official Spokesperson (Shri Syed Akbaruddin): Good afternoon friends and thank you very much for being here this afternoon on what has been a very busy day for you. I would like to welcome you to the C.B. Muthamma Hall. This is the first time we are having a press interaction of this sort in this hall after it was named after India’s first woman diplomat Ms. C.B. Muthamma. Transcript of Foreign Secretary Smt Sujatha Singh's media briefing JS(XP): I have here with me Foreign Secretary who will brief you about the courtesy meetings that the Prime Minister had with eight leaders who are here for the swearing-in ceremony, and it was normal courtesy that we have engagements of our leadership with them. Foreign Secretary will make her opening remarks following which the floor will be open for you to ask any questions that you may like to ask. We have I would think about 20 to 25 minutes in which we will have the statement and the questions ...
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee met for bilateral talks this afternoon at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi, India.
Hope for expedited reconciliation process, Modi to Rajapaksa New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday told Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa that he hoped that the island nation will expedite process of national reconciliation which guaranteed justice for minority Tamil community, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said
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If the Congress put narrow electoral considerations above India’s national interests in the region, Modi seems ready to uphold the Central government’s responsibility to conduct foreign policy. He can easily follow through by clinching the agreements with neighbours that have already been negotiated and are ready for signature. Modi’s rejection of the protests from the BJP’s allies and others in Chennai against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa not only underlines India’s new resolve but also improves Delhi’s negotiating leverage with Colombo on the question of Tamil minority rights in Sri Lanka.
Modi, Sharif discuss India-Pakistan ties (Lead) Prime Minister Narendra and his Pakistani counterpart met here Tuesday and discussed bilateral issues, their meeting lasting longer than expected, officials said. The meeting at the Hyderabad House began half hour late because Modi's earlier interaction with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa also consumed more time. No details of the Sharif-Modi or Rajapaksa-Modi meetings were available...read more
Despite protests from political parties in Tamil Nadu, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in New Delhi today, Firstpost .com reported.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is currently at a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi- adaderana.lk
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom held bilateral discussions in New Delhi this evening.
DID U KNOW :- This man is accussed of killing 80,000 Tamil Peoples in 1 day. & He's Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa ..
Exposed: Sri Lanka's Secret Plans To Smuggle Blood From Customs Despite Sri Lanka’s obligations under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, there has been a surreptitious move by the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to misappropriate an entire stock of blood ivory seized by the Sri Lanka Customs. Plans are now being made to smuggle out the blood ivory from the Customs custody. Read more:
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday said that Sri Lankan cricket team must go to Pakistan and play there.
Sri Lanka marks end of war in victory parade ! Government celebrates five years since end of conflict with Tamil Tigers, and bans commemorations for victims. Sri Lanka's government has marked the fifth anniversary of the civil war victory over the separatist Tamil rebels, while remembrance services for ethnic Tamils killed in the conflict were broken up by the police. President Mahinda Rajapaksa presided over a Victory Day ceremony on Sunday in his southern home town of Matara, where military personnel paraded in the streets with tanks and artillery guns, while fighter jets flew overhead. The president said that the victory was testament to the bravery of the armed forces and was a signal to the rest of the world of what Sri Lanka was capable of. He accused the Tamil diaspora of working against the peace and reconciliation in the country, while adding that his government would "not allow any external pressure to prevent them from celebrating the end of the conflict". Earlier this week, Canadian High Commi ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has led celebrations at a major victory parade to mark the fifth anniversary of the end of Sri Lanka’s war with the Tamil Tigers, with commemorations for its victims blocked. Rajapaksa insisted on Sunday he would not bow… [ 279 more words. ]
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I welcome all foreign participants to Sri Lanka and trust you will enjoy the friendship and hospitality of our people – President Mahinda Rajapaksa – Welcome message for the WCY2014 - 2014 World Conference on Youth
Maldives has reiterated its continuous support to Sri Lanka in the international arena. Maldives Minister of Foreign Affairs Dunya Maumoon, who is currently in Sri Lanka on an official visit, pledged the assurance during a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday. “On the
Statement Issued by the United National Party With reference to the invitation extended by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to all members of Parliament for a function to "celebrate the cultural diversity of the Commonwealth to mark the Sinhala and Tamil New year" on April 26, 2014 at Temple Trees, the Leadership Council of the United National Party decided to instruct all members of the party to boycott the event on the grounds that the present government, led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has grossly violated all values and principles governing the Commonwealth of Nations. The UNP is of the strong belief that the government has no right to host events related to Commonwealth when its own actions continuously contravene basic tenets of democracy and good governance, that it is bound to uphold as Chair in Office. Therefore, no UNP member will be present at the ceremony and the party, without any reservations will boycott the event. 2014.04.25
BBS flays Govt. on Wilpattu housing project The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Organisation today lashed out at President Mahinda Rajapaksa and government officials for keeping mum about a large scale housing complex being constructed in the middle of the Wilpattu National Park. It said there was evidence to prove that some unscrupulous elements in the government were backing this illegal project which was bound to destroy a national treasure and that the BBS would take the matter to courts shortly. The organisation claimed that the huge housing project was being carried out with funds received from a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in a Middle Eastern country with the backing of a minister. “A project of this nature has to be carried out with the involvement of several ministers such as those of the Environment and Renewable Energy Ministry and the Wildlife Resources Conservation Ministry because this project is located within a National Park. The National Heritage Ministry should be responsible becaus ...
“We celebrate the Avurudda with pride in our efforts towards building a self-sufficient nation,” said President Mahinda Rajapaksa in his New Year message!
Further, Pakistan made it clear that the resolving the dispute over Kashmir was essential for peace in the region. In her speech addressed to a Lanka- Pakistan business council in Colombo on Friday, Pakistani high commissioner, Seema Ilahi Baloch said that Saarc as a regional group could become more effective for economic development if "we resolve our political issues with India including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir." "We hope you appreciate that just as Sri Lanka has not compromised on its integral issues of sovereignty, nor can we. We understand that to attain durable peace in our region, the Kashmir dispute must be resolved by peaceful means in accordance with the UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people," Baloch said. Baloch made her remarks as Nirupama Rao, Shiv Shankar Menon and defence secretary, Pradeep Kumar reached Colombo to meet President Mahinda Rajapaksa and other top officials. Earlier in her speech, Baloch said Sri Lanka's help to Pakistan during the 1971 war could nev ...
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Sri Lanka - on a downward way ? A report from Al Jazeera Is Sri Lanka turning into a rogue state? The current Sri Lankan government is trying hard to avoid an international human rights probe. 09 Feb 2014 12:27 Ameen Izzadeen A new report suggests that the Sri Lankan army tried to cover up evidence of mass graves [AP] As international pressure mounts on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to launch a credible process to investigate war crimes alleged to have taken place during the last stages of the war, the people - largely the Sinhalese who form 75 percent of the country's population - rally round him. Since the Sri Lankan armed forces defeated the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in May 2009, Rajapaksa has been winning almost every election by whipping up patriotic emotions that make people forget his failures and see him as a saviour. It is their way of paying back for bringing peace to the country and restoring their freedom. In the process, the skyrocketing cost of living becomes a non-issue. So do c ...
You don’t ask that from the Americans! You don’t go and ask that of the British about Iraq, or Afghanistan or what is happening in Pakistan? Be fair with us…be fair with us… don’t treat Sri Lanka like this because we defeated terrorism. Unfortunately, other countries couldn’t defeat terrorism yet, although we have done that. Interview transcript with Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa and presenter Ms Fauziah Ibrahim 27 May, *Shameless Acts by the LTTE supporters* The Tamil Tiger Terrorists(LTTE) is the world’s richest, smartest and ruthless terrorist group as described by the FBI. They not only attack harmless people, but they attack the media in a way where misleading facts are fed to them and then spread to other people around the world. For example, in 2002, Tamil Tiger supporters who work for BBC received an award from an LTTE leader for supporting the Tamil Tiger Terrorist movement by airing many stories on the news. Also, in 2006, the LTTE tried to bribe the FBI, with millions ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that certain elements were engaged in a conspiracy from Geneva to build wrong opinions among the people in the South as well, saying that their human rights were violated. Launching the development activities of the Galle – Udugama Road, the President said that he fi...
Former MP quits JVP Details Published on Monday, 10 February 2014 13:17 Hits: 307 Premasiri-Manage The former Matara district MP of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Mr. Premasiri Manage has quit JVP and joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. Manage has been offered a position of SLFP district organizer of Matara and also has been appointed as a coordinating secretary of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mr. Premasiri represented the Matara district in parliament from 2004 to 2010 by obtaining the third highest number of preferential votes of 101,558 votes from the Matara district in the 2004 General election. . He was a long time member of the JVP and also represented the local governments and the Provincial Councils from JVP before he was elected to the parliament. Mr. Manage’s resignation from the JVP has come at a time when the new JVP leader Mr. Anura Dissanayake claiming that many of those who have quit the JVP has expressed willingness to re-join the JVP under his leadership. (niz)
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he would perform his duty to fulfill the people’s needs as he has been doing since the beginning of his political life. Addressing a gathering after opening the development work of Elpitiya Pitigala road this morning, he said that the development agenda of the g...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that the Government’s door has been closed for the UNP. The President points out that there should be a good Opposition within a country. The President said so while participation of the inauguration of the main UPFA Hambantota election office in Ambalantota ye...
Sri Lanka GAZETTE NOTIFICATION ALLOWING PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES TO AWARD DEGREE WITHOUT CONFIRMING TO PROFESSIONAL STANDARD IN THE FIELD OF MEDICINE ENGINEERING OR ARCHITECTURE PUTTING COUNTRY EDUCATION STANDARD UNDER THREAT AND WORRIED MEDICAL COUNCIL AND OTHER GOVERNING BODIES RESOLVED NOT TO ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN AND WRITTEN TO PRESIDENT TO STOP THIS IN THE INTEREST OF STUDENTS 9TH FEB.2014 A Gazette notification to allow private institutions to award degrees without conforming to professional standards has led to a howl of protests. Some of the main areas where provision has been made to award degrees are in the fields of medicine, engineering and architecture.The Sri Lanka Medical Council, the governing body for medicine, said it was “gravely concerned” over the implications of the move by the Ministry of Higher Education. “We have communicated to President Mahinda Rajapaksa the serious consequences that will arise,” Prof. Carlo Fonseka, President of the SLMC, told the Sunday Times. Concern was . ...
Aba, like many of the films to follow, received the acclaim and patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who...
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Sobitha Hamuduruvo takes a stand NPC and LSSP make bold moves February 8, 2014, 12:00 pm Kumar David Maduluwave Sobitha hamudurovo has told it like it is in an interview with E. Jayasuriyan in the Sunday Thinakural (Tamil) of 2 February, print edition page 5, website www.thinakkural.lk. This is a volcano but the Sinhala and English press have still not picked it up (Tuesday 4 February). But no ways will anyone get away with self-censorship; it will come out. I will summarise the interview in a moment, but let me touch on two other points first. Only a charlatan or a dunce would still believe that that there is even a remote possibility of this regime undertaking a genuine investigation of civilian deaths, disappearances and accountability issues – SL State and LTTE - during the civil-war and preceding it. Therefore it is welcome and appropriate, that in a body blow to President Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Northern Provincial Council "unanimously" adopted a resolution targeted at the UNHRC demanding "an inter ...
President Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is ready to accept a South African style Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but stopped short of trapping himself into a deadline on its appointment in a specially commissioned infomercial that was aired on US television last weekend.
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Northern Province Chief Minister C.V Wigneswaran has blamed President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the resolutions submitted at the Northern Provincial Council last week. Wigneswaran said that the resolutions could have been avoided had the President given ear to what the NPC members were asking for. “The Resolutions are the outcome of the heightened feelings among our members for which the President alone is the sole cause. Under the Law he should have appointed a Chief Secretary with the concurrence of the Chief Minister. He is refusing to get rid of the -present incumbent who was there as an appendage of the Governor and Rishard Badurdeen even before we came in. They feel I have been taken for a ride. They think I was naive for trusting such a person. If the President had given permission to change the Chief Secretary I could have prevented the Members bringing Resolutions saying we have got to wait patiently, etc. Now we have nothing. So their emotions are finding openings,” Wigneswaran said. The NPC had ...
MR misleads farmers again: President Mahinda Rajapaksa has once again misled the farming community in the country.
- President Mahinda Rajapaksa's message on the 66th Independence Day.
The 66th independence day parade was held in Kegalle. Addressing the parade, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the international community should understand the difficulty in defeating terrorism.
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