Rajapaksa family tightens grip with ministerial picks

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday appointed his younger brother Basil Rajapaksa as Finance Minister, in a move that further tightened the family’s grip over the island nation. Continue Reading

Sri Lanka gets donated vaccine doses from China

Sri Lanka received 6,00,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine from China as a donation on Wednesday. Sri Lankan authorities said the supplied doses will go first to Chinese citizens in Sri Lanka, where thousands of people from China are working. Continue Reading

Sri Lanka can’t be under lockdown for long: President

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that it was impractical for the island nation to be under a lockdown until a cure for the novel coronavirus was found, hence the public should be ready to lead normal lives but with health guidelines, the media reported on Thursday. Continue Reading

Will ensure no nation dominates Indian Ocean: Rajapaksa

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that his country is against any country dominating the Indian Ocean and that it would stay neutral. Continue Reading

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka’s new PM

Leader of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna party Mahinda Rajapaksa took oath as the nation’s new Prime Minister on Sunday after his party secured a landslide victory in the recently concluded parliamentary election. Continue Reading

Editorial: Combined efforts needed

A spike in deaths from the coronavirus in Spain has pushed the global toll past 6,000, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources. Continue Reading

Gotabaya to address Lankan Parliament 3 January

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is slated to make his inaugural address to Parliament on January 3 during a ceremonial sitting before the new session commences later that day Continue Reading