Sri Lanka's strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa to take oath of Prime Minister on Sunday

The SLPP, led by Mahinda, registered a landslide victory in the general election, securing two-thirds majority in Parliament needed to amend the Constitution to further consolidate the powerful…

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What does the result of Sri Lankan election mean for India

Colombo needs India not just for trade, but also for security, for counter-terrorism.

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Mahinda Rajapaksa-led SLPP registers landslide victory in Sri Lanka's parliamentary polls

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

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Lanka general election: Counting begins, Rajapaksa clan eyes landslide win

Nearly 71 per cent of the 16.2 million eligible voters exercised their franchise which was significant in the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Detained 'drug smuggler' cat escapes Sri Lanka prison

The feline was detected by jail intelligence officials on Saturday at the high-security Welikada Prison

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Sri Lanka's Rajapaksas hope to tighten grip on power in election

Rajapaksa, who claims credit for controlling the spread of the new coronavirus in the island nation, hopes to install his elder brother and former president - current caretaker Prime Minister…

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Sri Lanka's August 5 general poll to be costliest ever

Over 16 million voters are registered for next week's election to form the 225-member Parliament for a 5-year term.

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No evidence to confirm Easter attacker's wife fled to India: Lanka police

Sri Lankan police have arrested over 200 suspects in connection with the bombings.

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All personnel with COVID-19 infection in April recovered, no deaths reported, says Sri Lankan Navy

In early April the sailors at the Welisara Navy camp in a northern suburb were found positive for the COVID-19 after they assisted health authorities to apprehend a number of drug addicts who were…

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Sri Lanka issues strict health guidelines for election campaigning

The two-page guidelines were issued through a special gazette notification on Friday night, stating that election rallies must be limited to 300 people, which could be expanded to allow 500 people…

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Lanka health inspectors withdraw from COVID-19 duties over minister's remarks against them

Health Minister Wanniarachchi's comments came as she took action to gazette the health guidelines after a long delay on holding the August 5 parliamentary elections.

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Sri Lankan Navy arrests 4 people, including 2 from India

The Navy is on alert to prevent COVID-19 patients to enter Sri Lanka from India.

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Lanka's election chief concerned over delay in enforcing COVID-19 health guidelines for polls

Mahinda Deshapriya, Chairman of the National Election Commission, said that the health guidelines for conducting the elections were announced on June 2 but they have not been legalised through a…

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Sri Lanka turns quarantine centre into hospital as virus spikes

The spike in cases came even as the authorities had eased lockdown measures as the number of new infections showed a decline in recent weeks. 

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Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'

The island nation imposed the lockdown on March 20 and lifted it gradually over the past two months, although a nighttime curfew remained in place.

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