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    Lankan PM in Dhaka, looks forward to strengthening relations 

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 11:32am on March 19, 2021

    Sri Lankan prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa reached Dhaka on Friday morning on an official visit. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina received her Lankan counterpart at Hazrat...

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    Sri Lanka: rationality is required for unity

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2021

    JUST over a year after president Gotabaya Rajapaksa took over the reins of governance, which the 20th amendment to the constitution has strengthened, the red...

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    Lanka parliament gives president sweeping powers

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:18am on October 24, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s parliament on Thursday voted to give president Gotabaya Rajapaksa widespread powers to appoint top officials and dissolve the legislature after an acrimonious two-day...

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    More presidential commitment to development

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 01, 2020

    PRESIDENT Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s statement that his verbal orders should be considered as circulars to be implemented has generated considerable interest as it goes against the...

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    Lanka president strengthens Rajapaksa dynasty

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:58am on August 13, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s president Gotabaya Rajapaksa named two more relatives to a new government unveiled Wednesday, further consolidating his family’s grip on power. His brother Mahinda...

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    Election triumph gives Rajapaksas a tighter grip on Lanka

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:32am on August 08, 2020

    Sri Lanka’s ruling Rajapaksa brothers secured a two-thirds majority in a parliamentary election that will allow them to rewrite the constitution and increase their power,...

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    Rajapaksa brothers seek to consolidate power in Lanka vote

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:15am on August 06, 2020

    Sri Lankan voters cast their ballots Wednesday for a new parliament as the ruling Rajapaksa brothers seek a fresh mandate to cement their grip on...

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    Rajapaksa brothers look to tighten grip in Lanka polls

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:21am on August 05, 2020

    Sri Lankans head to the polls Wednesday with the ruling Rajapaksa brothers looking for a super-majority in parliament to change the constitution and unravel democratic...

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    Sri Lanka court blocks president’s sand mining concessions

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 10:37pm on July 17, 2020

    A Sri Lankan court on Friday blocked president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s controversial move to relax restrictions on sand mining and transport which conservationists said threatened fragile...

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    The hope for Rajapaksa to deliver

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2020

    The popular vote in the districts in which the minority communities predominated went overwhelmingly to president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s main challenger, opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, writes...