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PRECIFAC to summon Mahinda tomorrow

PRECIFAC to summon Mahinda tomorrow

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will again be summoned to the special Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power, State Resources and Privileges (PRECIFAC) tomorrow (20). MORE...

November 19, 2015  01:11 pm|

If contested alone, Rajapaksa should have won: Nalaka Thero

If contested alone, Rajapaksa should have won: Nalaka Thero

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa could have won the last General Election if he had contested independently, Ven. Bengamuwe Nalaka Thero says. MORE...

November 17, 2015  03:50 pm|

Global resolve in dealing firmly with terrorism needed: Mahinda

Global resolve in dealing firmly with terrorism needed: Mahinda

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the recent terrorist attack in France has once again underscored the need for global resolve in dealing firmly with terrorism. MORE...

November 15, 2015  05:31 pm|

JVP activist wins case against police

JVP activist wins case against police

A JVP activist on Thursday (05) won a lawsuit against the police department who claimed his fundamental rights were breached with the police had arrested him on the charges of displaying a banner which contained a message criticising the former President during the last Presidential election. MORE...

November 5, 2015  04:09 pm|

Mahinda speaks about the underground bunker at the Presidents House

Mahinda speaks about the underground bunker at the Presidents House

The US-sponsored resolution that was adopted at the recently concluded UN Human Rights Council Sessions in Geneva includes several terms that could be a threat to the island nation, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says. MORE...

October 25, 2015  05:19 pm|

MRs party responds to allegations

MRs party responds to allegations

Summoning the former President before the Commission to Inquire into Serious Corruption over several matters is undoubtedly an attempt to convey to the public the impression that the former president had engaged in wrongdoing and to gain some political mileage thereby, the Media Secretary to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says. MORE...

October 15, 2015  12:52 pm|

Eliyantha White arrives at FCID

Eliyantha White arrives at FCID

Eliyantha White, who was said to be the personal physician for the former President, is currently at the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) over the ownership of his house in Mirihana.

October 5, 2015  10:28 am|

US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka is not a victory: MR

US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka is not a victory: MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that though the passage of the US sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka in the UNHRC without a vote last Thursday is being hailed as a diplomatic victory for Sri Lanka, he is unable to share that view. MORE...

October 4, 2015  05:47 pm|

MR urges Govt. to reject the report by the OHCHR

MR urges Govt. to reject the report by the OHCHR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has urged the new Government to reject the report by the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) on war crime allegations. MORE...

September 22, 2015  04:52 pm|

Notices issued to Mattala airport protesters

 Notices issued to Mattala airport protesters

The Tissamaharama Magistrates Court on Thursday (03) issued notices on several persons including the former Chairman of the Lunugamwehera Pradeshiya Sabha for allegedly being a part of a protest held outside the Mattala Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport yesterday. MORE...

September 3, 2015  03:07 pm|

India not capable of providing large investment and loans to SL?

India not capable of providing large investment and loans to SL?

Chinas state media today said Sri Lanka should retain friendship with cash-rich China as India is not capable of providing large investment and loans, in the first commentary following the defeat of pro-Beijing Mahinda Rajapaksa in the recent parliamentary elections. MORE...

August 24, 2015  11:40 pm|

I thank all, says the former President

I thank all, says the former President

(Exclusive) I would like to thank all UPFA and SLFP supporters, especially from Kurunegala and my hometown Hambantota, who extended their support at the yesterdays General Election, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. MORE....

August 19, 2015  11:46 am|

Mahinda to address grievances of public sector if he wins polls

Mahinda to address grievances of public sector if he wins polls

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa assured the trade unions in the island nation that he would look into the grievances of the public sector and raise their basic salaries if he wins the Aug. 17 parliamentary elections. MORE...

August 13, 2015  12:41 pm|

Gammanpila invites Patali for a debate

Gammanpila invites Patali for a debate

UPFA Colombo district candidate Udaya Gammanpila on Tuesday (11) threw a challenge to former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka for a debate about an alleged deal by the former President with the LTTE during the last presidential election. MORE...

August 11, 2015  04:55 pm|

Derana 360 program with Ranil today

Derana 360 program with Ranil today

Watch 360 program tonight (11) at 10.30 p.m. featuring Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe on Derana TV and Ada Derana 24x7 on Dialog TV. MORE...

August 11, 2015  11:18 am|

EXCLUSIVE: Maithri wont refuse to give Premiership - Mahinda

EXCLUSIVE: Maithri wont refuse to give Premiership - Mahinda

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he did summon the Attorney General and the heads of security forces to Temple Trees in the early hours of January 09. MORE...

August 11, 2015  01:08 am|

UPFA has stopped promoting MR, says Wijeyadasa

UPFA has stopped promoting MR, says Wijeyadasa

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has finally realised that there is no point of promoting the former President in its bid to win the forthcoming election, Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says. MORE...

August 10, 2015  05:50 pm|

SC wants intelligence report on Mahindas security

SC wants intelligence report on Mahindas security

The Supreme Court on Monday (10) directed the Attorney Generals Department to obtain an intelligence report to reveal on which basis security has been provided to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE...

August 10, 2015  05:23 pm|

Patali invites MR for an open discussion on alleged LTTE deal

Patali invites MR for an open discussion on alleged LTTE deal

As I possess enough evidence I would testify against the former President on his alleged deals with the defeated terrorists, and even I would like to invite him for an open discussion in this regard, former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said. MORE...

August 9, 2015  05:35 pm|

Higher priority should be given to safeguard the country: Mahinda

Higher priority should be given to safeguard the country: Mahinda

It is simple to console people, but a higher priority should be given to safeguard the country from enemy elements, the former President said. MORE...

August 9, 2015  04:09 pm|

Conspirators were behind anti Muslim attacks: MR

Conspirators were behind anti Muslim attacks: MR

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed unnamed conspirators for carrying out anti-Muslim attacks during his tenure as he tries to woo estranged minority communities in his comeback bid in next months parliamentary elections. MORE...

July 30, 2015  02:12 pm|

Ravi to send letter of demand to MR

Ravi to send letter of demand to MR

A letter of demand will be sent to the former President seeking Rs 5000 million in damage over several defamatory remarks made against me to a newspaper, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. MORE...

July 22, 2015  05:41 pm|

MR vows Rs. 25,000 minimum wage for government sector

MR vows Rs. 25,000 minimum wage for government sector

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that under a new government they will intend to legislate a minimum monthly wage of Rs.25,000 for the government sector employees. MORE...

July 19, 2015  12:31 pm|

Prabhakarans distant relative to contest against Mahinda at polls

Prabhakarans distant relative to contest against Mahinda at polls

A relative of LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabhakaran has entered the fray for Sri Lankas parliamentary election to be held in August 17 to challenge former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. MORE...

July 19, 2015  11:03 am|

Mahinda appointed UPFAs Election Operations Committee chief

Mahinda appointed UPFAs Election Operations Committee chief

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been appointed as the Chairman of the United Peoples Freedom Alliances (UPFA) Election Operations Committee, former Minister Dinesh Gunawardena told Ada Derana. MORE...

July 15, 2015  01:28 pm|

Mahinda signs nominations to contest from Kurunegala

Mahinda signs nominations to contest from Kurunegala

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday (09) signed nominations to contest under the United Peoples Freedom Alliance ticket for the Kurunegala electoral district, National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa said.

July 9, 2015  11:35 am|

76 MPs attend Matara rally; Mahinda was near event?

76 MPs attend Matara rally; Mahinda was near event?

A total of 76 members of parliament (MPs) are attended the public rally supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, currently underway in Matara, former Minister Bandula Gunawardena said. MORE..

June 12, 2015  06:37 pm|

War was against LTTE, not Tamils, says Mahinda

War was against LTTE, not Tamils, says Mahinda

The Tri-forces had no intention to fight against the Tamil minority during the three decade armed conflict but fought to eliminate the Tamil rebel terrorists who wanted to divide the island nation, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said. MORE...

May 18, 2015  02:17 pm|

Rajapaksa vows legal actions against those who make baseless allegations

Rajapaksa vows legal actions against those who make baseless allegations

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that he would not hesitate to take legal actions against those who make baseless allegations about him. The observation was made at a special event held at the Matugama Nandana Temple on Wednesday (14) afternoon. MORE...

May 14, 2015  10:45 am|

I had no secret accounts in any foreign bank, says Rajapaksa

I had no secret accounts in any foreign bank, says Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday (19) dismissed allegations of him, his wife or sons maintaining any illegal or secret offshore accounts in any foreign bank. MORE...

April 19, 2015  02:09 pm|

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China formally backs trilateral partnership with India, Sri Lanka

China on Friday formally backed a trilateral partnership with India and Sri Lanka to establish a Maritime Silk Road (MSR) and promote the rise of Eurasia. MORE..

February 28, 2015  10:37 am|

HRW slams former Government

HRW slams former Government

The Sri Lankan government stepped up pressure in 2014 on human rights activists and journalists, particularly those urging justice for past war crimes, Human Rights Watch said in its World Report 2015 released today. MORE...

January 29, 2015  04:33 pm|

Former President denies military coup attempt allegations

Former President denies military coup attempt allegations

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has denied allegations leveled at him that he had attempted to stage a military coup in the early hours of the 9 January to remain in power even after the Presidential elections. MORE...

January 27, 2015  08:32 pm|

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