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Sri Lanka's new president names brother Mahinda as PM

Sri Lanka's new president names brother Mahinda as PM

Sri Lanka's new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will swear in his elder brother Mahinda -- a former president himself -- as prime minister, a spokesman told AFP Wednesday.

Symbolic swearing-in for Sri Lanka's new president

Symbolic swearing-in for Sri Lanka's new president

Sri Lanka's new president and scourge of the Tamil Tigers Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Monday urged minorities unnerved by his election victory

'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

'Terminator' Rajapaksa storms to victory in Sri Lanka

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who spearheaded the brutal crushing of Tamil Tigers a decade ago, stormed to power Sunday but promised to be a president for all Sri Lanka's races

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Outrage as Sri Lanka president pardons killer of Swedish teen

Sri Lanka's president has pardoned a death-row prisoner who murdered a Swedish teenager just a week before he leaves office, officials said Sunday, in a move that sparked national outrage.

Sri Lanka election chief censors state TV ahead of polls

Sri Lanka election chief censors state TV ahead of polls

Sri Lanka's election commission said it would censor a state-owned TV station in an unprecedented move after accusing the network of bias

Opening of Sri Lanka's tallest tower marred by corruption allegation

Opening of Sri Lanka's tallest tower marred by corruption allegation

The grand opening of Sri Lanka's tallest tower was mired in controversy on Monday when President Maithripala Sirisena said one of the Chinese firms contracted to work on the project ...

Sri Lanka elephants run amok, 17 injured

Sri Lanka elephants run amok, 17 injured

Seventeen people were injured in Sri Lanka when two elephants ran amok at a religious festival, police said.

Thousands protest across Australia against removal of Tamil family

Thousands protest across Australia against removal of Tamil family

Thousands of people protested in cities and towns across Australia Sunday against the government's efforts to deport a Tamil family back to Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka's new army chief dismisses war crimes claims

Sri Lanka's new army chief dismisses war crimes claims

Sri Lanka's new army chief on Monday brushed aside international outrage over his appointment, saying "anyone can make allegations" that he had committed war crimes.

Captain Karunaratne's ton leads Sri Lanka to New Zealand Test win

Captain Karunaratne's ton leads Sri Lanka to New Zealand Test win

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 122 as Sri Lanka chased down 268 for the loss of just four wickets to win the first Test against New Zealand at Galle on Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Ex-president's brother formally launches Sri Lanka leadership bid

Ex-president's brother formally launches Sri Lanka leadership bid

Former defence secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse formally launched his bid for Sri Lanka's presidency Sunday, vowing to battle "extremist terrorism" in the wake of the deadly Easter Sunday suicide attacks.

Sri Lanka coach given deadline to quit

Sri Lanka coach given deadline to quit

Sri Lanka was considering applications from three "top international cricket coaches" to replace incumbent Chandika Hathurusingha