Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Asia Cup win lifts spirits of battered Sri Lanka

Crisis-hit Sri Lanka burst into spontaneous celebrations on Sunday as the South Asian nation won the Asia Cup tournament in the shortest form of cricket in Dubai.Fire crackers burst, cars honked and fans danced at the seafront Galle Face...

‘No place to hide’: Ousted Rajapaksa faces arrest calls

Deposed Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa faced calls for his arrest Saturday after returning home from self-imposed exile under the protection of the government that took charge when he fled.Rajapaksa fled the island nation under military escort in July...

SL’s main Oppn demands ex-prez must be tried for ‘misusing funds’

Sri Lanka’s former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has the right to return to the country, but he must be tried for allegations of misuse of funds since he does not enjoy legal immunity, main Opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya has...

SL’s anti-govt protest that ousted Prez Rajapaksa ends after 123 days

After 123 days of unprecedented anti-government protests which saw the ouster of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the agitation over the country’s worst economic crisis formally ended on Tuesday, even as the demonstrators said that their campaign for a...

Rajapaksa not accorded any immunity: Singapore govt

Former Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled his country amid massive protests against his government last month, was not being provided any privileges, immunity or hospitality, Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said.Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives on...

Gotabaya to return to Lanka from Singapore: Cabinet spokesman

Sri Lanka’s former president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is not in hiding and is expected to return to the country from Singapore, Cabinet spokesman Bandula Gunawardena said on Tuesday. Rajapaksa, 73, fled Sri Lanka after the July 9 uprising when people...

Dinesh Gunawardena appointed SL’s PM; 18-member Cabinet sworn in

Dinesh Gunawardena, a veteran politician and a close ally of the Rajapaksa family, was appointed on Friday as Sri Lanka’s prime minister as President Ranil Wickremesinghe swore in his 18-member Cabinet in the hope of ending the political instability...

SL protesters demand resignation of new Prez

The anti-government protesters in Sri Lanka, who forced President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee the country and quit, on Wednesday demanded the resignation of his successor Ranil Wickremesinghe who has been elected as the new President.The 73-year-old Acting President and...

Ranil elected as new SL president

Veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Wednesday elected as Sri Lanka’s President by lawmakers, in a rare move that could provide continuity for crucial discussions with the IMF for a bailout deal for the cash-strapped nation but a development...

Acting Prez Ranil declares emergency in SL

Oppn leaders slam it as ‘undemocratic draconian act’ Sri Lanka’s Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday declared a state of emergency giving him broad powers ahead of the crucial presidential election on Wednesday, a move dubbed as an “undemocratic draconian...