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Sri Lanka: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa Suspends Parliament, Goes Singapore

Dec 13, 2021 PTI

Sri Lanka Parliament was suspended by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, through an extraordinary gazette notification dated December 12, while he left for Singapore on an unscheduled visit.

Sri Lanka: President Rajapaksa Suspends Parliament, Flies To Singapore Unscheduled

Dec 13, 2021 PTI

Sri Lankan Parliament, whose session was ended by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday, was originally set to convene on January 11. It will now convene on January 18. The president went to Singapore on an unscheduled visit.

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Shall Not Succumb To Pressure: President Rajapaksa On UNHRC Resolution Against Sri Lanka

Outlook Web Bureau

'We will never succumb to (such) pressures (UNHRC resolution); we are a free nation, we will not be a victim of big power rivalry in the Indian Ocean', said Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

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For Sri Lanka, India Is 'Relation', But China And Pakistan Continue To Be Friends

Shastri Ramachandaran

India’s security concerns would not stand in the way of Sri Lanka’s economic and commercial relations with China and Pakistan.

07 August, 2020

India Needs To Cultivate Ties With Rajapaksa Brothers To Puncture Chinese Influence In Sri Lanka

Seema Guha

The Rajapaksa government will naturally do a tightrope walk between the India and China and take advantage of the situation.

04 August, 2020

Rajapaksa's Party Slated to Win Sri Lankan Polls, But Will Voters Give Them A Super Majority?

Seema Guha

A two-thirds majority for Rajapaksa brothers’ party could allow them to amend the Constitution and restore presidential powers that were diluted in 2015.

31 January, 2020

Indo-Sri Lanka Ties: Mahinda Rajapaksa's February Visit May Try To Find Common Cause Against Radical Islam

Pranay Sharma

Due to arrive in India early next month, Rajapaksa has decided to visit a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious places.

29 November, 2019

PM Modi Announces $450 Million Line Of Credit To Sri Lanka After Meeting With Rajapaksa

Outlook Web Bureau

The Indian PM said a stable Sri Lanka is not only in interest of India but for the entire Indian Ocean Region.

29 November, 2019

Indo-Sri Lanka Development Projects, Counter-Terrorism On Table As Rajapaksa Meets Modi

Outlook Web Bureau

The Sri Lankan President is in India on his first overseas tour after being elected.

26 November, 2019

Sri Lanka Airports On Alert After Top Cop Flees


The directive came after inspector Nishantha Silva left Sri Lanka on Sunday, reportedly seeking asylum in Switzerland.

21 November, 2019

Sri Lanka's Newly Elected President Gotabhaya's Corruption Charges Dropped, Travel Ban Lifted


President Rajapaksa will embark on his first foreign tour with a visit to India on November 29 at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

19 November, 2019

Will Rajapaksa's Win In Sri Lanka Heat Up Tamil Nadu Politics Again?

G.C. Shekhar

Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s win as Sri Lankan President will not be relished by Tamil Nadu politicians

18 November, 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa Sworn In As Sri Lankan President


Gotabaya Rajapaksa will succeed President Maithripala Sirisena for a five-year term.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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