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Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan Prime Minister | Oneindia News [Video]

Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan Prime Minister | Oneindia News

Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa was sworn in on Sunday as the country's new prime minister at a historic Buddhist temple, days after his party won a landslide victory in the General..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:37Published

Gopal Baglay appointed as Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka [Video]

Gopal Baglay appointed as Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka

Gopal Baglay was appointed as India's new High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. He presented his credentials to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in a ceremony held through video-conferencing...

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:31Published

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How fear set in overnight in Sri Lanka

Many fear Gotabaya Rajapaksa's return to power will re-open old wounds, but most are too afraid to speak out.
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India announces $400 million loan for Sri Lanka, in support of new president

India will lend Sri Lanka $400 million for infrastructure projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday after talks with the island nation's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa aimed at improving..
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Sri Lanka's new leader appoints his PM brother as Finance Minister

Sri Lanka's newly-elected leader Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, the current Prime Minister, as the interim government's new finance minister, state television showed in a..
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Sri Lanka's ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as PM

Sri Lanka's newly elected president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday swore in his elder brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, as prime minister, cementing the powerful family's political comeback.
Reuters - Published

New Sri Lankan leader's brother to be sworn in as PM: spokesman

New Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's brother, former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, will be sworn in as the country's new prime minister on Thursday, their party spokesman said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Deep divisions confront Sri Lanka’s new president

Tilting to India and west may depend on Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s handling of hardliners
FT.com - Published

Blessed by Buddhist monks, Sri Lanka's new president prioritises security

The winner of Sri Lanka's presidential election, Gotabaya Rajapaksa made national security his top priority after being sworn in on Monday at an ancient temple in the north-central city of Anuradhapura..
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Sri Lanka election: Unity hard to achieve in divided country

Minorities fearful as controversial ex-defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa is elected president.
BBC News - Published

Sri Lanka strongman Rajapaksa wins presidency by big margin

Sri Lanka's former civil wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was declared the winner in the presidential election on Sunday, after promising to secure the country against militant threats..
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Gotabaya Rajapaksa wins Sri Lanka presidential poll

Ex-defence chief leads family comeback amid public fury over Easter terror attacks
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Sri Lanka election body declares Rajapaksa winner of presidential poll

Sri Lanka's election commission declared former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the winner of the presidential election on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka president-elect Rajapaksa a war hero to some, a polarizing figure for others

For Sri Lanka's majority Sinhalese Buddhists, president-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa is best-placed to take on the hard challenge of defeating enemies of the state such as those who carried out deadly..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka strongman Rajapaksa set to become president after rival concedes defeat

Sri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was set to become president after his main rival conceded defeat on Sunday in an election that came months after bombings by Islamist..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka's Premadasa accepts defeat at presidential poll; steps down from party position

Sri Lanka's ruling party presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa on Sunday accepted defeat in the presidential poll and congratulated his rival former wartime defense chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka election: Ex-defence chief Rajapaksa set to win vote

Sri Lanka's former wartime defence chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, declares victory in the race.
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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in the lead in presidential election

Sri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa established a lead over his main rival in a presidential election months after deadly militant attacks in the island, early results showed on..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka's Rajapaksa in close fight for president, early vote count shows

Sri Lanka's former wartime defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa was locked in a close fight with his main rival in a presidential election months after deadly militant attacks in the island, early results..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka presidential race tightens as minorities seek to stop Rajapaksa

Sri Lankans elect a new president on Saturday in a "finely balanced" race between the early favorite, former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and government minister Sajith Premadasa, who has gained..
Reuters - Published

Sri Lanka ex-defense chief launches presidential campaign, pledges safer nation

Sri Lanka's former defense chief Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday formally launched his presidential campaign, promising strong national security measures if he wins the Nov. 16 election in the island..
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Sri Lankan court dismisses challenge to presidential candidate Rajapaksa's citizenship

A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal challenge to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in contesting the Nov. 16 poll.
Reuters - Published

Sri Lankan presidential nominee Rajapaksa faces court test over nationality

A court in Sri Lanka set up a three-judge panel on Monday to hear a petition challenging the citizenship of presidential nominee Gotabaya Rajapaksa, which could disqualify the hardline former defense..
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Sri Lanka presidential front-runner would restore relations with China: adviser

Sri Lanka's leading presidential candidate, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, would "restore relations" with the country's top lender China if he wins the Nov. 16 vote, his adviser said on Thursday.
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Sri Lanka presidential frontrunner loses bid to get corruption case dismissed

Sri Lanka's top court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa to dismiss corruption charges against him, in a possible blow to the frontrunnner's candidacy.
Reuters - Published

In Sri Lanka, a polarizing politician reaches out to minorities but suspicion lingers

Sri Lanka presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been a polarizing figure for much of his political life. It is an image he is trying to change.
Reuters - Published

Many Sri Lankans want a strongman leader, and that favors Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Sri Lankans, angered by the government's inability to prevent the Easter Sunday terror attacks that killed more than 250 people, want a strongman back in power who can guarantee their safety and bring..
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Sri Lankan presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa renounces U.S. citizenship

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a key politician in Sri Lanka's civil war, has renounced U.S. citizenship, paving the way for him to make a bid on his country's presidency.
Reuters - Published

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