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National unity govt sworn in; opposition leader from TNA

Fri, 04 September 2015 10:37

(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka's new cabinet sworn in today (04), forming the first ever national unity government in country's 67 year old parliamentary history. Tamil National Alliance (TNA) became the main opposition party, making an ethnic Tamil the opposition leader after 32 years.



UNP wins election; Voters say no to Rajapaksa's comeback bid

Tue, 18 August 2015 11:51

(NIDAHASA News) Ranil Wickremesinghe's United National Party (UNP) secured majority in yesterday's (17) parliament poll, ending former President Rajapaksa's comeback dream.



President: Rajapaksa's not going to be the Prime Minister

Fri, 14 August 2015 00:43

(NIDAHASA News) President Maithripala Sirisena, in a hard-hitting letter, reaffirmed that he do not want his predecessor Mahinda Rajapaksa to become the next Prime Minister.



Rajapaksa is doomed to lose; President Sirisena breaks silence

Tue, 14 July 2015 09:51

(NIDAHASA News) Ending his long silence, President Maithripala Sirisena today (14) announced that he will act impartially in upcoming election and would not support Mahinda Rajapaksa.



Sirisena-Rajapaksa combination: chinese puzzle of Sri Lankan politics

Sun, 05 July 2015 10:45

(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lankan political landscape is becoming a Chinese puzzle after President Maithripala Sirisena's United People Freedom Alliance's (UPFAA) decision to grand nomination for ousted president Mahinda Rajapaksa in upcoming general election.



Rajapaksa to make a comeback in August poll

Wed, 01 July 2015 11:42

(NIDAHASA News) Ousted Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa today (01) announced that he would be running for the upcoming general election in August.



Sri Lanka election likely to be a triangular battle

Sun, 28 June 2015 09:52

(NIDAHASA News) President Maithripala Sirisena finally dissolved the parliament on Friday (26), ending the weeks-long political uncertainty. Parliamentary election is to be held on 17 August, officials said.



19th amendment passed with overwhelmingly majority

Tue, 28 April 2015 10:13

(NIDAHASA News) Sri Lanka parliament today approved a constitution amendment, which would curb powers of president and place police and judiciary under independent bodies.



Opposition kicks up a fuss as Rajapaksa brothers summoned to answer corruption charges

Mon, 20 April 2015 05:18

(NIDAHASA News) A group of opposition parliamentarians today (20) kicked up a protest in chamber against anti-graft bodies summoning former president and his brother to answer massive allegations against the once most powerful duo in the country.



Massive crowd gather to bring back ex-President

Rajapaksa calls his election defeat a conspiracy

Thu, 19 February 2015 08:41

(NIDAHASA News) Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says his defeat at last presidential election was a conspiracy.



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