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  1. Vajpayee was a true friend to our country: RussiaRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Newkerala.com

    ... My condolences to his family and millions of his admirers around the world." Former Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa also condoled the death of Vajpayee. He wrote on his official Twitter account: "India has lost a great leader with the passing of ...

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  2. CID to record a statement from former president regarding abduction of Journalist Keith NoyahrRead the original story

    Wednesday | Colombo Page

    Aug 15, Colombo: The Criminal Investigation Department has informed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa that they will visit his residence in order to record a statement regarding the abduction and assault of Journalist Keith Noyahr. It has been reported that the summons signed by the Senior DIG of the CID Ravi Senevirathne had been handed over at the official residence of the former President in Wijerama Mawatha Colombo 7. Keith Noyahr, the former defense writer and the Associate Editor of English weekly The Nation was abducted by unidentified men on 22 May 2008.

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  3. Carnatic singer Nithyasree's LTTE song draws criticismRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | News Today

    ... away from singing the song." In a satirical tone, Ethirajan Srinivasan, a music-lover, tweeted,"I am sure Mahinda Rajapaksa would have given up on #LTTE, had he happened to listen to this rendering of Nithyashree, comparing Prabhakaran with Lord ...

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  4. Sri Lankan govenment reworking MoU on Hambantota airport deal with IndiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 5 | DNA India

    ... control of Sri Lankan authorities," said another official. Mattala airport, named after former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, was one of the major infrastructure projects of Rajapaksa's nearly a decade-long rule. The airport has the capacity to handle ...

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  5. Court rejects Minister Bathiudeen's affidavit requesting dismissal of ...Read the original story

    Friday Aug 3 | Colombo Page

    ... a petition claiming that Bathiudeen, who was also a minister in the previous regime under former President Mahinda Rajapaksa from 2005-2015, has abused his power to encroach over 700 acres of the Villattikulam Forest Reserve in the Mannar district ...

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  6. Notices issued for former top officials to appear before special High Court on 24thRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 1 | Colombo Page

    ... established to expedite trials of large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath along with former Executive Director of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation (SLIC) Piyadasa ...

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  7. China is giving away a warship, and it's the latest sign of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 29 | Albany Times Union

    ... of political cover at the UN and of sophisticated military hardware, like six F7 fighter jets. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in office between 2005 and 2015, nutured ties with China, including a 2013 deal that saw Beijing provide $2.2 billion in ...

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  8. $307m Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport has a huge problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 29 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... it due to a lack of passengers and expensive bird strikes. The airport, named after former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was funded with high-interest loans from China. It's been reported the country has been struggling to repay them. The airport, ...

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  9. $282m fail: This airport has a big problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 21 | NEWS.com.au

    ... it due to a lack of passengers and expensive bird strikes. The airport, named after former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, was funded with high-interest loans from China. It's been reported the country has been struggling to repay them. Now, in a ...

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  10. Tendulkar picks a wicket as India U-19 conquer SL to claim series 2-0Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | Mid-Day Mumbai

    ... completed a clean sweep with a 2-0 verdict. Desai returned impressive figures of 4/40 in 20 overs at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. Beginning the final day on a precarious 47 for three, the Sri Lankans kept losing wickets ...

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  11. Youth Test: India U-19 crush SL by innings and 147 runs, claim series 2-0Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 27 | The Times of India

    ... completed a clean sweep with a 2-0 verdict. Desai returned impressive figures of 4/40 in 20 overs at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. Beginning the final day on a precarious 47 for three, the Sri Lankans kept losing wickets ...

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  12. Indictments filed against former top officials in first case at special High CourtRead the original story

    Friday Jul 27 | Colombo Page

    July 27, Colombo: The Attorney General yesterday filed indictments against top officials of former government in the first case to be heard at the Special High Court established to expedite trials of large-scale crimes and bribery and corruption cases. Attorney General President's Counsel Jayantha Jayasuriya filed indictments against former President Mahinda Rajapaksa's Chief of Staff Gamini Senarath and three others for illegally investing Rs.

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  13. China to strengthen defense ties with Sri Lanka, plans to gift a frigateRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 24 | Colombo Page

    ... for strengthening Sri Lanka's security forces. The Ambassador of China Cheng Xueyuan, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, opposition leader R. Sampanthan, Ministers, high-level military, police and ...

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  14. SriLankan Airlines lost Rs. 93 billion due to financial...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jul 24 | Colombo Page

    ... was appointed as the Director of SriLankan Airlines as a result of a meeting chaired by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa in 2008. Mrs. Thirukumar told the Presidential Commission in 2011, at the Board of Directors meeting held under the ...

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  15. India U-19 post 428/4 against Sri Lanka in Youth TestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 24 | The Times of India

    ... cracked a 61-ball 41 with the help of six boundaries as he and Shah shared a 76-run partnership at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium. Juyal was dismissed in the 81st over when Viyaskanth and Fernando combined to run him out. At the ...

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  16. China offers fresh $295 million grant to Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 23 | Times of Oman

    ... firm is facing heavy criticism for allegedly financing the last election campaign of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Last month, the New York Times reported that China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd (CHEC) gave $7.6 million for Rajapaksa's ...

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  17. China muscling out India in SL with money powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 22 | The Times of India

    ... is a setback for India, as Sirisena was thought to have been less keen on China, unlike his predecessor, Mahinda Rajapaksa . China funded a new port and an airport in Rajapaksa's hometown, Hambantota. Sri Lanka could not repay the $1.5 billion debt, ...

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  18. Sri Lankan president welcomes US$295 million - gift' from BeijingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 22 | South China Morning Post

    ... Chinese firm faces heavy criticism for allegedly financing the last election campaign of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Last month, The New York Times reported that China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) gave US$7.6 million for Rajapaksa's ...

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  19. Court issues summons on Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 6 othersRead the original story

    Friday Jul 20 | Colombo Page

    July 20, Colombo: The Colombo Magistrate's Court today issued summons to former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and six others to appear before the court on the 7th of September on the charges of misappropriating Rs. 81 million of public money for the construction of the Medamulana DA Rajapaksa Memorial Museum during Mahinda Rajapaksa regime.

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  20. Sri Lanka to go ahead with Mattala airport deal with India despite opposition protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | The Times of India

    ... sell it," said Mahindananda Aluthgamage, a Joint Opposition legislator. A delegation of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa-led Joint Opposition had toured the Mattala airport yesterday. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will operate the Mattala ...

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