Sri Lanka President(Search results - 5)
World12, Aug 2019, 12:17 PM IST
Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa names brother Gotabhaya as SLPP presidential candidate
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has named his brother Gotabhaya Rajapaksa for Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna presidency. Gotabhaya had led Rajapaksa's military campaign against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) between 2006 and 2009 and won the hearts of many.
World6, Jul 2019, 11:50 AM IST
Sri Lanka Supreme Court stays President Sirisena's execution order against drug convicts
The Sri Lankan apex court's order came after it took into consideration a number of petitions filed against the president's order, that termed the order as a violation of the fundamental rights of the convicts
India6, Nov 2018, 9:50 AM IST
Sri Lanka's political crisis: What’s there for India and China
Political turmoil in the island nation was triggered late on October 26 when Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena appointed his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister. It was opposed by Ranil Wickremesinghe, who insists he's still in charge. The two are now set to face off in parliament in a confidence vote.
News28, Sep 2018, 7:00 PM IST
LTTE planned to attack Colombo with plane from Chennai: Sri Lanka President Sirisena
"No one knew it better than me," said Sirisena, who was the acting defence minister during the last two weeks of the civil war with the LTTE in May, 2009 when the rebels were eventually defeat