Former Sri Lanka President

'Former Sri Lanka President' - 80 News Result(s)

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa Takes Oath As Sri Lankan Prime Minister
    World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 9, 2020
    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 Election.
  • Former Sri Lankan President Seeks PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's Resignation
    World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 19, 2019
    Sri Lanka's former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought the resignation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe after his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa became the President, asserting that governance will improve if the President and the Cabinet are from the same party.
  • PM Modi Congratulates Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa On Election Victory
    India News | Edited by Ria Saini | Sunday November 17, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa for his victory in Sri Lanka's presidential elections. Mr Rajapaksa, who is an ex-army officer and the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, won 53-54 percent of the vote as his main rival conceded defeat, his spokesperson told news agency AFP.
  • Why India Should Be Concerned About Elections In Sri Lanka
    World News | Written by Uma Sudhir | Saturday November 16, 2019
    Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches in April this year that have heavily weighed on its tourism-dependent economy.
  • Sri Lanka's 'Pad Man' Faces 'Terminator' In Presidential Elections
    World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 13, 2019
    Sri Lanka's presidential election on Saturday is turning out to be a showdown between a man offering free sanitary pads and a former soldier dubbed the "Terminator" by his own family.
  • Ex-Wartime Defence Chief Gotabhaya Rajapakse To Run For Sri Lanka President
    World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 9, 2019
    Sri Lanka's former defence secretary, who faces trials at home and in the US for alleged corruption and murder, will enter this year's presidential race, loyalists said Thursday.
  • Will Never Reappoint Ranil Wickremesinghe As PM: Sri Lanka President
    World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 25, 2018
    President Maithripala Sirisena today reignited the power struggle that has crippled Sri Lanka's government for more than a month, vowing never to reappoint arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister. Wickremesinghe's party has a majority in parliament and Sirisena's bid to bring back the country's former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse has alrea...
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa Short Of 'Magic Number' To Prove Majority: Spokesperson
    World News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 9, 2018
    Sri Lankan strongman and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa remains short of the 'magic number' 113 required to prove his majority in parliament, his spokesman acknowledged Friday, days ahead of the floor test in the House.
  • Until Rajapaksa Proves Majority, Won't Accept Him PM: Sri Lanka Speaker
    World News | Reuters | Monday November 5, 2018
    Sri Lanka's speaker of parliament said on Monday he would not accept a former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the new prime minister until he proves he commands a majority in parliament. President Maithripala Sirisena fired the sitting prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Oct. 26 and appointed Rajapaksa in his place, drawing criticism from pol...
  • Opinion: India Bested, Beijing Is In The Driver's Seat In Colombo
    Opinion | Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg | Tuesday October 30, 2018
    Most people in the island nation of Sri Lanka and its Asian neighbors were stunned last week when President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe -- and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, the populist strongman who had ruled Sri Lanka for a decade before the scrappy alliance between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe forced ...
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa Takes Over As Sri Lanka's Prime Minister
    World News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 29, 2018
    Former Sri Lanka strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday assumed charge as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister after the surprise sacking of his predecessor Ranil Wickremesinghe by President Maithripala Sirisena, which took Sri Lanka into an unprecedented political crisis.
  • Sri Lanka's New PM Calls For Election In Nation Hit By Political Crisis
    World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 28, 2018
    Sri Lanka's newly-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday called for a snap parliamentary election to allow people vote for a new programme to overcome the island nation's economic and political crisis. This was the first public statement by the former strongman since President Maithripala Sirisena appointed him as the new premier afte...
  • Sri Lanka Live Updates: Ranil Wickremesinghe Says He's Still PM
    World News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty and Debanish Achom | Saturday October 27, 2018
    After Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, replacing him with the island nation's former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mr Wickremesinghe has refused recognise his shock dismissal, in an unfolding constitutional crisis.
  • Lankan President Suspends Parliament As Crisis Deepens After PM Sacked
    World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 27, 2018
    Sri Lanka's president issued a formal notice Saturday for Ranil Wickremesinghe to step down as prime minister and recognise his shock dismissal, in an unfolding constitutional crisis. Hours after sacking his former ally, President Maithripala Sirisena issued gazettes formalising the dramatic move, and the installation of one-time strongman presiden...
  • Will Remain Lankan PM, Naming Rajapaksa Unconstitutional: Wickremesinghe
    World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 27, 2018
    The swearing in of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister is "illegal and unconstitutional", sacked premier Ranil Wickremesinghe asserted Friday.

'Former Sri Lanka President' - 80 News Result(s)

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa Takes Oath As Sri Lankan Prime Minister
    World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 9, 2020
    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 Election.
  • Former Sri Lankan President Seeks PM Ranil Wickremesinghe's Resignation
    World News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday November 19, 2019
    Sri Lanka's former strongman President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sought the resignation of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe after his younger brother Gotabaya Rajapaksa became the President, asserting that governance will improve if the President and the Cabinet are from the same party.
  • PM Modi Congratulates Sri Lanka's Gotabaya Rajapaksa On Election Victory
    India News | Edited by Ria Saini | Sunday November 17, 2019
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Gotabaya Rajapaksa for his victory in Sri Lanka's presidential elections. Mr Rajapaksa, who is an ex-army officer and the younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, won 53-54 percent of the vote as his main rival conceded defeat, his spokesperson told news agency AFP.
  • Why India Should Be Concerned About Elections In Sri Lanka
    World News | Written by Uma Sudhir | Saturday November 16, 2019
    Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches in April this year that have heavily weighed on its tourism-dependent economy.
  • Sri Lanka's 'Pad Man' Faces 'Terminator' In Presidential Elections
    World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 13, 2019
    Sri Lanka's presidential election on Saturday is turning out to be a showdown between a man offering free sanitary pads and a former soldier dubbed the "Terminator" by his own family.
  • Ex-Wartime Defence Chief Gotabhaya Rajapakse To Run For Sri Lanka President
    World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 9, 2019
    Sri Lanka's former defence secretary, who faces trials at home and in the US for alleged corruption and murder, will enter this year's presidential race, loyalists said Thursday.
  • Will Never Reappoint Ranil Wickremesinghe As PM: Sri Lanka President
    World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 25, 2018
    President Maithripala Sirisena today reignited the power struggle that has crippled Sri Lanka's government for more than a month, vowing never to reappoint arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister. Wickremesinghe's party has a majority in parliament and Sirisena's bid to bring back the country's former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse has alrea...
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa Short Of 'Magic Number' To Prove Majority: Spokesperson
    World News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 9, 2018
    Sri Lankan strongman and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa remains short of the 'magic number' 113 required to prove his majority in parliament, his spokesman acknowledged Friday, days ahead of the floor test in the House.
  • Until Rajapaksa Proves Majority, Won't Accept Him PM: Sri Lanka Speaker
    World News | Reuters | Monday November 5, 2018
    Sri Lanka's speaker of parliament said on Monday he would not accept a former president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, as the new prime minister until he proves he commands a majority in parliament. President Maithripala Sirisena fired the sitting prime minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Oct. 26 and appointed Rajapaksa in his place, drawing criticism from pol...
  • Opinion: India Bested, Beijing Is In The Driver's Seat In Colombo
    Opinion | Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg | Tuesday October 30, 2018
    Most people in the island nation of Sri Lanka and its Asian neighbors were stunned last week when President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe -- and replaced him with Mahinda Rajapaksa, the populist strongman who had ruled Sri Lanka for a decade before the scrappy alliance between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe forced ...
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa Takes Over As Sri Lanka's Prime Minister
    World News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 29, 2018
    Former Sri Lanka strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday assumed charge as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister after the surprise sacking of his predecessor Ranil Wickremesinghe by President Maithripala Sirisena, which took Sri Lanka into an unprecedented political crisis.
  • Sri Lanka's New PM Calls For Election In Nation Hit By Political Crisis
    World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 28, 2018
    Sri Lanka's newly-appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday called for a snap parliamentary election to allow people vote for a new programme to overcome the island nation's economic and political crisis. This was the first public statement by the former strongman since President Maithripala Sirisena appointed him as the new premier afte...
  • Sri Lanka Live Updates: Ranil Wickremesinghe Says He's Still PM
    World News | Edited by Abhishek Chakraborty and Debanish Achom | Saturday October 27, 2018
    After Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena dismissed Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, replacing him with the island nation's former strongman president Mahinda Rajapaksa, Mr Wickremesinghe has refused recognise his shock dismissal, in an unfolding constitutional crisis.
  • Lankan President Suspends Parliament As Crisis Deepens After PM Sacked
    World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 27, 2018
    Sri Lanka's president issued a formal notice Saturday for Ranil Wickremesinghe to step down as prime minister and recognise his shock dismissal, in an unfolding constitutional crisis. Hours after sacking his former ally, President Maithripala Sirisena issued gazettes formalising the dramatic move, and the installation of one-time strongman presiden...
  • Will Remain Lankan PM, Naming Rajapaksa Unconstitutional: Wickremesinghe
    World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 27, 2018
    The swearing in of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as Sri Lanka's new Prime Minister is "illegal and unconstitutional", sacked premier Ranil Wickremesinghe asserted Friday.
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