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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.

Sri Lankan court dismisses challenge to presidential candidate Rajapaksa's citizenship

Sri Lankan court dismisses challenge to presidential candidate Rajapaksa's citizenship

A Sri Lankan court on Friday dismissed a legal challenge to presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's Sri Lankan citizenship, removing a major barrier he faced in contesting the Nov. 16 poll.

Sirisena reshuffles cabinet after local election rout

Sirisena reshuffles cabinet after local election rout

The governing coalition of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) blamed the defeats at least partly on its lack of progress in several anti-corruption investigations.

Astrologer arrested for predicting Sri Lankan president's death

Astrologer arrested for predicting Sri Lankan president's death

An astrologer who predicted the death of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena was arrested by the police on Tuesday on allegations of misleading the public, officials said.

Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka arrests son of former leader Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested the eldest son of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday on suspicion of laundering money, his lawyer said, the latest legal difficulty for the once-powerful family.