Sri Lanka: New Prime Minister Puts Rights at Grave Risk

https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/10/27/sri-lanka-new-prime-minister-puts-rights-grave-risk (New York) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision on October 26, 2018, to appoint former President Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister has raised fears about a return to past abusive practices in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. The sudden announcement to sack Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, which he contends violates parliamentary processes and […]

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Mahinda Rajapaksa Allegedly Played Up the Issue of RAW Involvement in an Assassination Plot

Mahinda Rajapaksa Allegedly Played Up the Issue of RAW Involvement in an Assassination Plot To Increase Maithripala Sirisena’s Insecurity Leading to President Replacing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. By P.K.Balachandran It was at the request of President Maithripala Sirisena, that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took up the Premiership of Sri Lanka on Friday, sources close to […]

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By Kasun Warakapitiya and Abdulla Shanawaz As the dramatic developments of Friday night unfolded, there were mixed reactions from supporters of the two main parties. Supporters of the newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa were jubilant, while UNP supporters expressed anger at the turn of events. Moneragala: A kiributh dansala last morning Shortly after the […]

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