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Sri Lanka bans Tamil remembrance of war dead

Sri Lanka bans Tamil remembrance of war dead

Commemorations for Tamil Tiger rebels killed in Sri Lanka's decades-long civil war were banned on Friday after court petitions by the government of strongman President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka heads for snap polls as Rajapaksa tightens grip

Sri Lanka heads for snap polls as Rajapaksa tightens grip

Sri Lanka's new president is set to dissolve parliament shortly and call snap a legislative election six months ahead of schedule, a state-run newspaper said Sunday.

Al-Kaabi meets with Sri Lankan president, prime minister in Colombo

Al-Kaabi meets with Sri Lankan president, prime minister in Colombo

HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi met in Colombo with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Sri Lanka suspends parliament ahead of snap polls

Sri Lanka suspends parliament ahead of snap polls

Sri Lanka's new president suspended parliament for a month from Tuesday ahead of snap elections he wants to call in March to consolidate his sweeping victory.

Sri Lanka president warns West, India investment needed to keep China at bay

Sri Lanka president warns West, India investment needed to keep China at bay

Sri Lanka's new president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has warned India and Western nations that his country will be forced to seek finance from China again if they do not invest in the island.

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

Sri Lankans vote for a new president to heal divisions

Sri Lankans vote for a new president to heal divisions

Sri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks