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Mahinda Rajapaksa threatens to sue Central Bank over 'Bond scam'

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday threatened to sue the Finance Ministry and Central Bank over the alleged Bond scam, saying someone committed a "major fraud" using his name.

Maithripala Sirisena rejects Mahinda Rajapaksa's claim about toppling govt

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has dismissed as "dream" the claim by his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa that he would make a political comeback by toppling the current government this year.

Ranil Wickremesinghe challenges Mahinda Rajapaksa to topple government

Rajapaksa last week has warned that the unity government headed by the President Maithripala Sirisena and Premier Wickremesinghe could be toppled in 2017

Top Prabhakaran aide arrested in Sri Lanka

 Vinayagamurthi Muralitharan was the former deputy leader of the LTTE and a trusted aide of the slain Velupillai Prabhakaran.

No 'hidden Chinese agenda' in Sri Lanka: Ambassador

China has no "hidden agenda" in Sri Lanka and conducts its affairs with the government in an "open and transparent manner", the Chinese Ambassador here has said.

Rajapaksa's son granted bail; brother arrested by Lanka police

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's eldest son was today granted bail but was banned to travel abroad by a court here over allegedly accepting USD 500,000 from an Indian firm in connection with a multi-million dollar real-estate project in the heart of Colombo.

Lankan police arrests former president Rajapaksa's eldest son

Lankan police arrests former president Rajapaksa's eldest son

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's eldest son was arrested on Monday over alleged financial irregularities in connection with a USD 650 million real-estate project in Colombo involving an Indian firm.

U.N. urges Sri Lanka to rein in military, prosecute war crimes

Sri Lanka must prosecute war crimes committed during the long civil war with Tamil rebels to win the confidence of the Tamil minority.

7 years after war's end, Sri Lanka on cautious path to peace

Tamil rebels demanding self-rule fought the government from 1983 to 2009 before being crushed by Sri Lanka's army.

Sri Lanka under massive debt burden: PM Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today blamed the previous Mahinda Rajapaksa regime for leaving behind a massive rupees 9.5 trillion debt burden on the country.

Ex-strongman Rajapaksa's son bail plea rejected in Lanka

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's 27-year-old son, who is facing money laundering charges, was further remanded in custody for two weeks after his bail plea was rejected by a court on Thursday.

Sri Lanka's ex-defence minister slams UN rights chief's visit

Stepping up opposition to a UN-backed probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, former defence minister Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Monday denounced the UN human rights chief's visit to the country as a "big joke" and accused him of trying to please the pro-LTTE diaspora.

Tamil leader appeals to Rajapaksa to support new Constitution

Sri Lanka's main opposition Tamil leader R Sampanthan today appealed to Mahinda Rajapaksa to back the new Constitution-making process, saying the former president's support is important.

Sri Lanka govt faces threat of split over 'floating armoury'

Sri Lanka's ruling coalition is facing the first major threat of a split as two key ministers threatened to take "decisive political action" if their Cabinet colleague was not sacked, following his defence of a controversial 'floating armoury' scandal.

Sri Lanka accountability process would be purely domestic: FM

The process to fix accountability as mandated by the latest UNHRC resolution for the alleged rights abuses during the conflict with the LTTE will be completely domestic, Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said rejecting claims that it was a hybrid mechanism.

Former Sri Lankan president Rajapaksa cries foul of probe panel

Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday slammed as an act of political revenge his summoning by a graft probe panel.

Rajapaksa hits back at Kumaratunga's remarks in Indian media

 Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has hit back at predecessor Chandrika Kumaratunga for carrying out a personal attack on him through Indian media, saying it is "incongruous" as she ran "one of the most repressive governments in living memory".

Lanka to seek RBI help to trace money stashed abroad

The new Sri Lankan government on Thursday said it plans to seek assistance from the Reserve Bank of India, the World Bank and the IMF to trace billions of dollars in ill-gotten wealth allegedly stashed abroad by persons close to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa.

India ready to sign FTA in Services, Investment with ASEAN: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday announced that India is ready to conclude the much- delayed Free Trade Agreement in Services and Investment with ASEAN by next month that will provide a "springboard" for rapid expansion in ties, as he invited investments from the 10-nation grouping citing "enormous opportunities".

India, Sri Lanka to discuss ways for early conclusion of CEPA

India and Sri Lanka will discuss ways to widen the base of free trade agreement in goods by including services and investments during the visit of Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma to the island nation.