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Mahinda Rajapaksa

PM Modi Amongst Country Heads To Attend 50 Years Of Bangladesh Independence

Mar 13, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Modi and four heads of state and government from Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and the Maldives will be among the distinguished foreign guests to join the celebrations.

Pak, India Can Resolve Kashmir Issue Through Dialogue Only: Imran Khan In Sri Lanka

Feb 24, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

India had said, earlier this month, that it desires normal neighbourly relations with Pakistan in an environment free of terror, hostility, and violence.


Rajapaksa Extends A Hand Of Friendship Towards India

Rajapaksa’s office released a voice recording of the remarks he made during the summit with Prime Minister Modi.

India-Sri Lanka: Repairing Frayed Ties That Bind

Sep 25, 2020 Seema Guha

The first Modi-Rajapaksa virtual summit on September 26 is likely to build on common concerns like security, economy and tourism while accepting that China will continue to play a role in the island state.


For Sri Lanka, India Is 'Relation', But China And Pakistan Continue To Be Friends

India’s security concerns would not stand in the way of Sri Lanka’s economic and commercial relations with China and Pakistan.

07 August, 2020

India Needs To Cultivate Ties With Rajapaksa Brothers To Puncture Chinese Influence In Sri Lanka

Seema Guha

The Rajapaksa government will naturally do a tightrope walk between the India and China and take advantage of the situation.


07 August, 2020

Mahinda Rajapaksa's SLPP Registers Landslide Victory In Sri Lanka's Parliamentary Polls

PTI

The official results declared showed that the Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP) alone had won 145 seats and with its allies it had 150 seats, a two thirds majority in the 225-member parliament.


04 August, 2020

Rajapaksa's Party Slated to Win Sri Lankan Polls, But Will Voters Give Them A Super Majority?

Seema Guha

A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.


08 February, 2020

PM Modi Meets Mahinda Rajapaksa; Sri Lankan Tamils, Anti-Terrorism Among Bilateral Issues Discussed

Outlook Web Bureau

PM Modi said the two countries have decided to deepen cooperation to combat terrorism.


31 January, 2020

Indo-Sri Lanka Ties: Mahinda Rajapaksa's February Visit May Try To Find Common Cause Against Radical Islam

Pranay Sharma

Due to arrive in India early next month, Rajapaksa has decided to visit a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious places.


21 November, 2019

Sri Lanka's Newly Elected President Gotabhaya's Corruption Charges Dropped, Travel Ban Lifted

PTI

President Rajapaksa will embark on his first foreign tour with a visit to India on November 29 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


19 November, 2019

Will Rajapaksa's Win In Sri Lanka Heat Up Tamil Nadu Politics Again?

G.C. Shekhar

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s win as Sri Lankan President will not be relished by Tamil Nadu politicians


15 December, 2018

Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns As Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

Outlook Web Bureau

The latest decision of Rajapaksa to back down came as the Supreme Court ruled that he and his purported cabinet should not exercise the powers of the office they claim until he could prove his legitimacy.


03 December, 2018

Sri Lanka Court Puts Mahinda Rajapaksa’s Action On Hold

Outlook Web Bureau

Sri Lanka has been embroiled in a political crisis since October 26 when President Maithripala Sirisena sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with Rajapaksa.


14 November, 2018

Sri Lankan Parliament Passes No Confidence Vote Against PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

Outlook Web Bureau

The parliament has approved a no-trust vote against Prime Minister Rajapaksa, speaker of parliament Karu Jayasuriya announced in the House.


13 November, 2018

Sri Lanka Supreme Court Overturns Dissolution Of Parliament By President Sirisena

Outlook Web Bureau

All petitions filed against Sirisena's decision will be heard on December 4, 5 and 6, the apex court ruled.


11 November, 2018

Lanka PM Rajapaksa Ends 50-Year Association With Sirisena's Party, Joins Newly-Formed SLPP

Outlook Web Bureau

Sri Lanka PM Rajapaksa ended his five-decade-long association with the SLFP and joined the newly-formed Sri Lanka People's Party (SLPP).


10 November, 2018

Sri Lanka President Dissolves Parliament, General Elections On Jan 5

Outlook Web Bureau

The nominations will be filed from November 19, 2018 to November 26, 2018. The new Parliament will hold the first meeting on January 17, 2019.


Photo Gallery

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with State Minister Swati Singh felicitates an Anganwadi worker during a government program, in Lucknow.

PTI Photo

Newly joined Congress member Kanhaiya Kumar and MLA Jignesh Mewani, who extended his support to the party, at AICC in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

RSS Sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat arrives to attend an event at Surat Science Center, in Surat.

PTI Photo

Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal felicitates newly joined Congress member Kanhaiya Kumar, at AICC in New Delhi. MLA Jignesh Mewani is also seen.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma

Rajya Sabha MP KC Venugopal felicitates newly joined Congress member Kanhaiya Kumar and MLA Jignesh Mewani, who extended his support to the party, at AICC in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Vijay Verma
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Caste Your Vote: Why A Caste Census Could Radically Change India’s Political Map

Opposition parties unite for implementation of a long-standing demand. Will the Modi Government bite the bullet?

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A Dalit Sikh CM from the neglected Puad region is a smart move, queering the pitch for the grand old party’s rivals.

Amandeep Sandhu
Congress Bowls A Caste Googly: A Dalit Sikh As Chief Minister Of Punjab Ahead Of State Polls

Opinion

Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu