Pak foreign minister Qureshi meets newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Mahmood Qureshi's visit to Sri Lanka comes a day after Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa wrapped up his three-day visit to India. 

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Respect accorded by Modi government revitalised bond between India and Sri Lanka: Gotabaya Rajapaksa

During his three day visit November 28-30, Rajapaksa held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.  

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Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrives in India

Rajapaksa is on a three-day visit during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deepen strategic bilateral ties.

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Sri Lankan court drops charges against new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa

As per the Sri Lankan constitution, no court proceedings can take place against any serving president. However, when a president leaves his office, action can be taken against him. 

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Sri Lanka president appoints 16 member interim cabinet

Mahinda, who was sworn in as the prime minister yesterday, will lead the ministries of finance, economic affairs, housing, urban development, water supply and Buddhist affairs.

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa names brother Mahinda as Sri Lanka PM

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will swear in his elder brother and former president Mahinda, Government spokesman said. 

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'It's my duty to serve all Sri Lankans without race, religious discrimination: Newly elected President Rajapaksa

Seven months after Islamist extremist attacks that killed 269 people, Rajapaksa was elected on Saturday on the back of a nationalist campaign promising security and to crush religious extremism in…

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Sri Lanka presidential election 2019: Gotabaya Rajapaksa storms to victory

Rajapaksa, 70, had a 49.6 per cent share of the vote with close to six million ballots counted. He is the younger brother of the charismatic but controversial Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was president…

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Gotabaya Rajapaksa spokesman claims victory in Sri Lanka election

The 70-year-old retired lieutenant colonel secured massive support in majority Sinhalese constituencies and had 52.87 percent of the vote, according to early official results of Saturday's poll.…

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Voting concludes in Sri Lanka president polls; result may come by Sunday afternoon

Results could come as early as midday on Sunday if there is a clear winner. 

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Sri Lanka presidential election: Voters pack polling stations; nearly 60% turnout recorded

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and government minister Sajith Premadasa are locked in a close fight, politicians and analysts say.

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Gunmen fire at bus carrying Muslim voters in Sri Lanka

There were no reports of any casualties so far. A police official said the attackers had burnt tyres on the road and set up makeshift road blocks to ambush the convoy of over 100 buses. 

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Sri Lanka: Indian Ocean island marked by civil war

As the voting begins in the presidential election in Sri Lanka, here are some key facts.

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Voting begins in Sri Lanka presidential election as Mahinda Rajapaksa's family seeks a comeback

Polling booths opened across the island at 7 am (0130 GMT) and voting would continue for 10 hours under tight security provided by 85,000 police, an election commission official said.

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Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Convicted killer Jude Jayamaha, from a wealthy, high-profile family, walked out of Welikada prison Saturday following the highly unusual amnesty granted by President Maithripala Sirisena.

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