Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa takes oath as Sri Lankan PM for fourth time

Mahinda's brother, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is the current Sri Lankan President, also attended the oath-taking ceremony.

Aug 09, 2020, 15:50 PM IST

Mahinda Rajapaksa to take oath as Sri Lankan PM for fourth time on August 9

Mahinda Rajapaksa's son Namal Rajapaksa, 34, has also won the General Election held on August 5 from Hambantota, the family bastion.

Aug 08, 2020, 21:58 PM IST

Mahinda Rajapaksa to offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Buddhist shrines in Sarnath

Rajapaksa will first offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple and will then head to Sarnath later in the afternoon.

Feb 09, 2020, 08:10 AM IST

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa arrives in India on four-day visit

Rajapaksa will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will call on the Sri Lankan PM.

Feb 07, 2020, 22:57 PM IST

Sri Lankan PM Rajapaksa to visit India today will hold meet on trade and defence

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to begin his four-day visit to India today (February 7). He is scheduled to hold high-level meetings on trade, defence, and maritime security cooperation.

Feb 07, 2020, 07:07 AM IST

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa will visit India from February 7-11: MEA

After his official engagement in Delhi, the Sri Lankan PM will travel to Varanasi and Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh, Bodhgaya in Bihar and Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.

Jan 30, 2020, 17:47 PM IST

Sri Lanka's ruling siblings: New president swears in his brother as Prime Minister

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.

Nov 21, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

Sri Lanka’s new president to name brother Mahinda Rajapaksa as PM: Reports

Former defence minister Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected president on November 16 as the candidate of the party of his brother Mahinda Rajapaksa, who served as president from 2005-2015. 

Nov 20, 2019, 18:57 PM IST

Ranil Wickremesinghe to return as Sri Lanka PM in an embarrassment for President Maithripala Sirisena

Parliament has already passed a confidence vote in Wickremesinghe while it sought his reinstatement as prime minister to defuse a constitutional crisis.

Dec 16, 2018, 10:24 AM IST

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's PM, Wickremesinghe to be reinstated

Rajapaksa resigned after two crucial Supreme Court decisions made the embattled former strongman's efforts to cling to premiership untenable.

Dec 15, 2018, 13:39 PM IST

Sri Lanka crisis: Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign from premiership on Saturday, says son

Rajapaksa was appointed as the premier on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena after sacking Ranil Wickremesinghe, plunging the nation into a constitutional crisis. 

Dec 14, 2018, 19:57 PM IST

Sri Lanka's top court rules parliament dissolution as illegal

Sirisena had dissolved parliament on November 9 and called a general election for January 5 days after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and naming opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa to the post.

Dec 13, 2018, 17:58 PM IST

President Maithripala Sirisena's all-party crisis talks fail to end political stalemate in Sri Lanka

The crisis erupted when President Sirisena suddenly announced on October 26 that he had sacked prime minister Wickremesinghe and installed ex-strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in his place.

Nov 18, 2018, 20:52 PM IST

In huge blow to President Maithripala Sirisena, Sri Lanka Parliament votes against Mahinda Rajapaksa government

The Mahinda Rajapaksa govt has lost majority in Sri Lankan Parliament.

Nov 14, 2018, 11:06 AM IST

Sri Lanka's SC overturns dissolution of parliament by President Sirisena

Sirisena dissolved Parliament and ordered snap election on January 5, plunging the country's into an unprecedented political and constitutional crises.

Nov 13, 2018, 18:46 PM IST

Sri Lanka president dissolves parliament amidst political crisis

Sirisena signed an official notification dismissing the 225-member assembly well ahead of its August 2020 term expiry, state television reported.

Nov 09, 2018, 22:38 PM IST

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena lifts suspension of Parliament

President Sirisena replaced Wickremesinghe with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a dramatic turn of events last Friday.

Nov 01, 2018, 11:36 AM IST

Sri Lanka needs to follow necessary constitutional process to determine its leadership: US

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena replaced Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe with former president Mahinda Rajapaksa in a dramatic turn of events last Friday.

Nov 01, 2018, 10:01 AM IST

India cautious after appointment of pro-China PM Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka

The tear-shaped island nation has become an arena of tussle between New Delhi and Beijing.

Oct 30, 2018, 09:49 AM IST

Guard opens fire, killing 1 in Sri Lanka at sacked PM Ranil Wickremesinghe office

At least one person died and two others were injured after the security guard opened fired at the crowd.

Oct 28, 2018, 22:28 PM IST