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  1. President rejects media reports on joint opposition's protest marchRead the original story

    Tuesday | Colombo Page

    ... did not encourage the Pada Yathra organized by the group of parliamentarians loyal to the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. The President had also said that he condemned such a move. According to Minister Samarasinghe, the President also has ...

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  2. Joint Opposition says the 'Pada Yathra' protest march will be successfulRead the original story

    Monday Jul 25 | Colombo Page

    July 25, Colombo: Sri Lanka's joint opposition, the group of parliamentarians loyal to former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, says the 'Jana Satana Pada Yathra' protest march from Kandy to Colombo will be held successfully against the government on July 28 as planned regardless of any obstacle. Joint Opposition MP Dullas Alahapperuma said the march with hundreds of thousands of people will reach Colombo on 1st of August.

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  3. Sri Lanka PM slams media for backing Mahinda RajapaksaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | DNA India

    Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday accused the country's print media of backing the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with a view to see him back in power. Addressing his United National Party members in the central district of Kandy, Wickremesinghe said he would name the media personnel who had benefited during the Rajapaksa presidency and who are now bidding for his return.

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  4. Remembering Sri Lanka's Black JulyRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 23 | Switched

    ... of Tamils fled to Jaffna, believing that staying in a predominantly Sinhalese area was not safe for them. Mahinda Rajapaksa, the country's longtime president, lost a presidential election in January 2015. Since the new government came to power, how ...

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  5. Mahinda Rajapaksa's remark on 'Office of the Missing Persons' draws flakRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 23 | Newkerala.com

    Colombo, July 23 : The Asian Human Rights Commission , a regional non-governmental organization that monitors human rights in Asia, has slammed former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's statement on the establishment of Office of the Missing Persons by the current government to investigate the enforced disappearances during the war. Rajapaksa had this week said that proposed bill to set up an office of missing persons targeted government troops who defeated the LTTE ending the three-decade ethnic civil war.

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  6. Asian Human Rights Commission blasts former president's statement on Office of the Missing PersonsRead the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Colombo Page

    July 23, Colombo: The Asian Human Rights Commission , a regional non-governmental organization that monitors human rights in Asia, heavily criticized the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa's recent statement on the Office of the Missing Persons established by the current government to investigate the enforced disappearances during the war. Hong Kong based AHRC said the statement made by Mr. Rajapaksa, that 'establishing the office of the Missing Persons is a betrayal of the armed forces' is a statement unbecoming of a former head of the state and a prominent political leader in Sri Lanka.

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  7. Sri Lanka: Former President's statementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Scoop

    SRI LANKA: Former President's statement against the Office of the Missing Persons is a blatant attack on rule of law The statement made by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa the former head of state in Sri Lanka, that 'establishing the office of the Missing Persons is a betrayal of the armed forces' is a statement unbecoming of a former head of the state and a prominent political leader in Sri Lanka. What it directly says is that enforced disappearances which is an internationally recognised heinous crime should not be investigated in Sri Lanka because the culprits may involve some members of the armed forces.

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  8. More Corruption Concerns in Sri Lanka?Read the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | Switched

    Arjuna Mahendran, Sri Lanka's former central bank governor, appears be back in business . President Maithripala Sirisena appointed Mahendran as governor in January 2015, after Mahinda Rajapaksa lost the presidency .

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  9. CID questions former IGP over popular editor Lasantha Wickremetunga's murderRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 21 | Colombo Page

    ... shortly before his death, and that was published posthumously, Wickrematunge accused the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government of intending to silence him and voiced his commitment for press freedom at the risk of his life. The ...

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  10. Sri Lanka: Tamil fishermen rise up against Colombo's move to...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | TamilNet Newswire

    ... scheduled on 26 June. While the territory under red circles mark the Sinhala military consolidation under Mahinda Rajapaksa seen as 'pro China', the coast under yellow circle mark the expansion of the consolidation started by Rajapaksa and continued ...

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  11. CID starts investigating PSD officers over rugby player's murderRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Colombo Page

    July 20, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department of Sri Lanka Police has launched an investigation into the involvement of former Presidential Security Division officers in the murder of the national rugby player Wasim Thajudeen, the CID told the Colombo Magistrate Court today. When the Thajudeen case was heard before Additional Magistrate Nishantha Peiris today, the CID told the court that a staff sergeant named Udaya Nagahawatte, who was serving in the PSD under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was questioned extensively.

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  12. Sri Lanka: ‘SL President sanctioning 67-feet Buddha statue off Jaffna is act of aggression’Read the original story

    Monday Jul 18 | TamilNet Newswire

    ... and reconciliation when it sought Tamil votes, is now continuing the same path as the previous regime of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Tamils oppose the occupying Sinhalese Buddhist supremacy,' the NPC Councillor said. The controversial Buddha statue to be ...

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  13. Rajapaksa's brother arrested over fund misappropriationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Times of Oman

    Several members of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa family are facing police investigations for alleged financial crimes. They include Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers Basil and Gotabaya.

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  14. UPDATE 1-Sri Lanka detains ex-leader's brother on suspicion over fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Reuters

    Sri Lankan financial crime police arrested on Monday a brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for a third time over suspicion of state fund misappropriation when he was economic development minister, a lawyer said. Rajapaksa's younger brother, Basil, is on bail after being arrested twice for alleged misappropriation of state funds and a land deal allegedly involving money laundering.

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  15. Sri Lanka ex-President's brother arrested over fraudRead the original story

    Monday Jul 18 | Newkerala.com

    Colombo, July 18 : Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's brother, former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa was arrested by investigators on Monday over the misappropriation of funds amounting to millions, the police said. Rajapaksa appeared before the Financial Crimes Investigations Division to record a statement and was arrested after he was questioned by the officers, Xinhua news agency reported.

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  16. MP Namal Rajapaksa granted bailRead the original story

    Sunday Jul 17 | Colombo Page

    July 18, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today granted bail to the Hambantota District United People's Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa who was remanded last week on charges of financial irregularities. Colombo Fort Magistrate released Namal Rajapaksa, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's eldest son, on a cash bail of Rs.

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  17. Sri Lanka police arrest Army intelligence officer over popular editor's murderRead the original story

    Saturday Jul 16 | Colombo Page

    ... shortly before his death, and that was published posthumously, Wickrematunge accused the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's government of intending to silence him and voiced his commitment for press freedom at the risk of his life. The ...

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  18. Sri Lanka Court indicts former minister Basil Rajapaksa on new charges of financial misappropriationRead the original story

    Friday Jul 15 | Colombo Page

    July 15, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today indicted Basil Rajapaksa, former minister and younger brother of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, and three others on charges of financial misappropriation. The Attorney General today served indictments on Rajapaksa and three others at the Colombo High Court on charges of misappropriating Rs.33 million worth of funds belonging to the Divi Neguma Development Department during last year's presidential election.

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  19. FCID seeks Interpol warrant on former ambassador Udaya WeeratungaRead the original story

    Friday Jul 15 | Colombo Page

    ... July 18 to consider the request made by the prosecution. Weeratunga, who is a nephew of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, is alleged to have committed financial misappropriation to the tune of US$ 14 million while purchasing four Ukraine-built ...

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  20. U.S. acknowledges complications in Sri Lanka war crimes investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | The Star Online

    Implementing a U.N. resolution calling for the investigation of alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka during a war with separatist rebels is complicated and needs more consultations to build confidence, a senior U.S. official said. The United States along with other Western countries have long demanded an international investigation into the killing of thousands of ethnic minority Tamils in the final weeks of the war, in 2009, under then Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

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