Friday, 28 January 2022

Tag Archives: Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa Registers Victory In Sri Lanka’s Polls

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa staged a political comeback as his party registered a landslide victory in the twice-postponed general elections, according to the final results released by the elections commission. The official results declared showed that the Sri Lanka People’s Party (SLPP) alone had won 145 seats and ...

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Sri Lanka Court Jails Top Former Senior Officials for Graft

COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan court on Thursday jailed and fined two top officials in former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s government for misappropriation of funds, a lawyer said, the first convictions in a series of investigations into official corruption. The government of President Maithripala Sirisena unseated Rajapaksa in 2015 on promises to ...

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Sri Lanka, China sign long-delayed $1.5 billion port deal

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s government signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 80 percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month delay since the ...

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